What is HEMA?

Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) involves the study and practice of historical fighting techniques left behind by dead, European masters.  Through translation and recreation, these fighting systems are brought back to life in the present.

What is HEMA?

What we do

Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) involves the study and practice of historical fighting techniques left behind by dead, European masters.  Through translation and recreation, these fighting systems are brought back to life in the present.

What we do

Centerline Sword School teaches Historical European Martial Arts. At Centerline Sword School, we  interpret, recreate, and teach the methods found in historical manuals of Italian and German masters of arms.

Armizare
Tradition

Armizare Tradition

An Italian weapons system of the aristocratic elite from the 14th century founded by Fiore dei Liberi. It teaches:

Wrestling, Dagger, Sword in one hand, Sword in two hands, Spear, Armored fencing, Fencing from horseback, and more

Freifechter
Tradition

Freifechter Tradition

A German weapons system of the burgher class from the 16th century as cataloged by Joachim Meyer. The weapons it teaches are:

Longsword, Dussack, Rappier, Dagger, Staff, Pike, Halberd

Instructors

Wednesday Class
6pm-8pm

Faith United Church of God

3290 Walker Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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Wednesday Class
6pm-8pm

Faith United Church of God

3290 Walker Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Join Us!

Your first class is on us.

Use the button below to sign up today!

Get In Touch

Have a question?

Centerline Sword School 2020 © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Menu footage courtesy of Grand Rapids Drone Co.

What is HEMA?

Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) involves the study and practice of historical fighting techniques left behind by dead, European masters.  Through translation and recreation, these fighting systems are brought back to life in the present.

What we do

Centerline Sword School teaches Historical European Martial Arts. At Centerline Sword School, we interpret, recreate, and teach the methods found in historical manuals of Italian and German masters of arms.

Armizare
Tradition

Armizare Tradition

An Italian weapons system of the aristocratic elite from the 14th century founded by Fiore dei Liberi. It teaches:

Wrestling, Dagger, Sword in one hand, Sword in two hands, Spear, Armored fencing, Fencing from horseback, and more

Freifechter
Tradition

Freifechter Tradition

A German weapons system of the burgher class from the 16th century as cataloged by Joachim Meyer. The weapons it teaches are:

Longsword, Dussack, Rappier, Dagger, Staff, Pike, Halberd

Instructors

Join Us!

Your first class is on us.

Use the button below to sign up today!

Get In Touch

Have a question?

Centerline Sword School 2020 © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Menu footage courtesy of Grand Rapids Drone Co.