Current Weapon

We currently practice the longsword according to Liechtenaeur and Fiore dei Liberi.


To get started, you do not need to own any gear. Training weapons will be provided to start with (due to increase popularity, some sharing may be required). In time, members are expected to purchase their own weapons and protective equipment (e.g. fencing masks, gauntlets, gambesons).

The dates open to beginners are indicated on the home page as primary training sessions. These usually take place two Saturdays a month. Extra sessions are open to members only, ideally members who own equipment and focus on practicing techniques learnt in the primary session, experimentation and free play.

We train at the Leisure Centre, Freeman's Quay, Durham, DH1 1SW.

Each session cost £10 (if we are fewer that 10 people) or £7.50 (if we are 10 or more) as we try to keep cost down and are not running for profit. Monthly payment option is also available.
Send us an email to tell us when you want to come and check the training dates on the main page for dates that accept new attendees.


Prospective students have 4 taster sessions where they do not have to become a full member. After the probation period, if they want to become full members, there is a £15 yearly fee to help cover costs.

Contact Detail

We can be contacted using the following two methods, by email or on Facebook: