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 covid-19 pandemic has created significant disruption to our ability to train, both in terms of timing and location. See the home page and the FB group for up to date info.

The dates open to members and beginners are indicated on the home page. We train on Saturdays, 10am to 12 noon. See also the home page for info on location that's currently flexible due to covid-19.

When not impacted by the pandemic, we train indoors at the Freeman's Quay Leisure Center.

When indoors, the 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. 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.

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.

Training Location
Freeman's Quay Leisure Center

Freeman's Pl
Durham DH1 1SW

Contact Detail

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