Historical Fencing Training
Registration & Schedule

Here at the Houston study group, we always welcome serious-minded students as new members. Students are encouraged to show up 15-30 minutes early to stretch and warm up. As of summer 2015 we now have two locations, one in southwest Houston at West Houston ATA Martial Arts, and one north of Houston at the Woodlands Fencing Academy.

8 training sessions
4 training sessions
Monday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
(Paypal subscription)
(Paypal subscription)
Combined Pass
Full Access at Both Locations
12 training sessions
(Paypal subscription)
* On the last Monday practice of each month, practice at the North Houston location will be open to all ARMA Houston members at no additional charge.

Training Uniform - New students should come to class wearing a plain white t-shirt (no pocket) and plain black warmups (no logos, stripes, sport shirts, etc. on either). Wear some sort of athletic shoes with a decent grip (shoe color doesn't matter) so that you won't slip while fencing. No jewelry, watches, belt packs, etc. are allowed to be worn during training as they could get broken and present a safety hazard. Glasses can be worn, but we do recommend safety glasses if you have them; you will also want some sort of eyeglass band to make sure they stay on.

Equipment - To start historical fencing, all you will need some sort of wooden sword (waster) to practice with. Our club will often will have wasters on hand for sale to new members, but a student may begin with a wooden dowel (See "Wasters" in the Equipment Section for specifics and details regarding wasters).

Do NOT bring katanas (wooden or otherwise), bokken or shinai because these are not tools associated with European arts and weapons, and do not bring decorative "wall-hanger" swords, sharpened swords, or anything (even wooden dowels) made of pine as these are unsafe and do not fit what we do.


Training Schedule for 2016

Signup for either or both locations must be made before the 15th of each month.