Dr. Mondschein teaches historical fencing classes at Worcester Fencing Club and Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy in Easthampton. These classes are available to beginners as well as experienced fencers! No special equipment is necessary; we have loaner gear. Each class begins with a warmup, proceeds with drills and exercises, and ends with optional open fencing (for those who have attained sufficient proficiency).

IMPORTANT: Classes are held in two locations. Please note that separate pricing and tuition apply to each location. We are an independent business in Worcester, but part of PVFA.


What to bring for your first class:

This waiver printed and signed

Athletic clothing (No shorts, please!)

A cup (for those who are anatomically male)

Water bottle

Sneakers (flat soled low-tops are better)

Worcester, MA

Worcester Fencing Club

243 Stafford Street

Worcester, MA 01603

Tuesdays (classical weapons, canne/bâton, and one-handed historical weapons including rapier and sabre) 6:30–8:00pm (temporarily suspended)

Saturdays (longsword) 12:30–2:00pm

Easthampton, MA (Temporarily Suspended)

Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy

94 Cottage Street

Easthampton, MA 01027

Thursdays (half-hour cross-training workout followed by lessons in all weapons) 6:30-8:00pm

Mondays 5:30-8:00pm (Only existing PVFA members)

NOTE: PVFA requires monthly membership for ongoing classes.

DISCLAIMER: Massachusetts Historical Swordsmanship is not legally associated with Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy or Worcester Fencing Club. MHS is a community of fencers taught by Dr. Ken Mondschein and "the community" is not affiliated legally with either club. Classes are offered separately through MHS and PVFA.

We are actively anti-sexist, anti-racist, and LGTBQ-affirming, and do not tolerate hate in any form.

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