Welcome to the San Luis Valley Swordguild! 

Nestled in the heart of the San Luis Valley, we are proud to be the local destination for enthusiasts and practitioners of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) in the region. HEMA is a fascinating journey back in time, where we meticulously resurrect the martial traditions of medieval and renaissance Europe through the study of ancient treatises and manuscripts.

Our guild is a vibrant tapestry of individuals from various walks of life, all united by a shared dedication to reviving and honoring the rich martial heritage of yore. Our training primarily focuses on mastering the longsword, sabre, sword and buckler, and dussak, with a particular emphasis on the German martial tradition. Furthermore, our commitment to authenticity extends to the practice of experimental archaeology, allowing us to explore and refine techniques in sword and shield combat, as well as axe fighting, with as much  historical accuracy as possible.

Whether you're a battle-hardened warrior of the modern age or someone taking their first steps into the world of martial arts, our guild offers a nurturing and inclusive environment to develop your skills. We invite you to join us on this remarkable journey to the past, to not only learn the art of combat as it was practiced centuries ago but also to forge new friendships and become an integral part of our thriving community.

Thank you for stopping by our digital stronghold. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to one of our upcoming training sessions, where you can experience firsthand the camaraderie and expertise that make the Silver Valley Swordsmanship Guild a unique and enriching community. Join us, and step into history together.

We are always looking for new members.

Our 4 class intro course is free! 

Just show up to a practice, or contact us: 






We Practice once a week on Thursdays at 6PM

In the Summer we meet in Cole Park in  Alamosa by the library

Come and try it out.


Longsword Sparring Game.

Dussak Sparring