Welcome! We are a community of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) practitioners from Central and Western Massachusetts. We specialize in longsword, rapier, bâton, sabre, and more!
We learn from both historical sources and living traditions and we'd love to have you study with us! Take a class and find out what the art is all about!
CLASS UPDATE AUTUMN 2021
PVFA historical fencing classes in Easthampton are 6:00 PM–8PM! You must be vaccinated and show your vaccine card, and we are wearing masks due to town mandate (thanks, Delta variant!). Please see class information for minimum ages, what to bring, etc., and contact us for more information.
Worcester Fencing Club classes, also mask-mandated, are Tuesday evenings from 7:15–8:45 and Sunday mornings (schedule below). Tuesdays are single-handed weapons (and bâton for beginners); Sunday is longsword.
Sunday schedule: Women's/LGBTQ Group meets at 10 AM Sundays, followed by regular class at 11 AM. Private lessons available before 10 or after 1. Class sizes are unlimited, but we do a signup sheet so we can see who is coming. Please arrive dressed and ready to go, as changing rooms are not available! Please also see class information for minimum ages, what to bring, etc.
Socially-distanced individual lessons with Ken at your own home, PVFA, WFC, or another location are, of course, always available, as are remote classes. Please email us for more information and to get on the mailing list and Facebook discussion group.
Worcester Fencing Club
243 Stafford Street
Worcester, MA 01603
Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy
94 Cottage Street
Easthampton, MA 01027