Welcome to Liberty Sword Club
Liberty Sword Club is a sword fighting training community in Jersey City, NJ. We study Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) and enjoy exploring other world fencing traditions. If you’ve ever wanted to play with swords in a safe and inclusive environment, you’re welcome to join us!
What is HEMA?
Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is an umbrella term for the martial arts documented in European fight texts from 1300 to 1900 CE. These books were usually written by fighting masters to preserve or advertise their work. They included everything from unarmed fighting to armored combat on horseback.
HEMA is probably best known for its sword fighting arts. These include longsword, rapier, sword and buckler, and sabre.
Our Areas of Focus
We specialize in the Late Medieval German art of Kunst des Fechtens (Art of Fencing).
Our main area of focus for this is Longsword, however the art itself is one that runs the gamut of “knightly” weapons including Langes Messer (a single-handed sword), spear, dagger, and wrestling.