Sword fighting lessons in Rapier and Longsword

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MAHS is committed to providing courses that not only fit every skill level and background, but also infuse our supportive and innovative teaching approach.

Check out our current class course offerings below.

All our Syllabi, Rankings, Gradings & Teachings are fully accredited and recognised by the British Combat Association​ 


Rapier Lessons

How to Sword Fight with a Rapier

Through this syllabus course, students have the opportunity to push their skills, techniques and confidence to a new level in a fun, dynamic way. The Rapier is the  Pinnacle of swordsmanship.  Once you master the single Rapier you will then move to Duel Wielding, Rapier and Dagger. Contact us today to learn more about each of our course offerings.


Longsword Lessons

How to Sword Fight with a Longsword

As one of our most popular offerings, we recommend signing up for this course as early as possible as it tends to fill up quickly. If you’re unsure about your level or have questions, simply reach out.  

The Longsword is the ultimate Weapon if you want to learn how to sword fight similar to our ancestors, using modern martial art principles


Online Fitness Classes

Fitness With Swords

During Lockdown this has proved to be a very popular class.

Using swords and sword related techniques MAHS provides High Intensive Interval Training with plyometrics to Get that heart rate up.  
Each session is between 30-45mins long and you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home.

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Strength Training

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Increase Strength using your body weight!  At MAHS we will show you that you do not need a gym membership to increase strength and definition.  Your body is your gym.  

Callisthenics and Gymnastics were an integral part of a swordsmanship training throughout the ages.  Albeit they were called different names.  But the principles remain the same.

You will learn how to do Handstands, Crawls, Tendon strengthening.  If you are stronger you will be more accurate in your attacks.

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The Full Story

Education. Exploration. Satisfaction.

We founded MAHS with one goal in mind: giving our students the best, most rewarding learning experience.  

You will be guided by our instructors to become a Thinking, Fighting, Fencer.  You will learn the techniques that our ancestors used, but with advancements from the modern age, your body will enhance, for the body is the weapon, and the sword is the tool.

You will belong to something bigger, be a part of the not just the Academy but a brotherhood, through training you will earn respect as a fighter and as a person.

As a member you will learn Sword Fighting, fitness, flexibility, determination, skills unique to those initiated, more valuable now than ever.  To Move better using the unique method of Ido Portal.  To look after your body with Callisthenics, Eccentric Training, Yoga, systems selected and arranged with sword fighting in mind.

MAHS is located in Lower Kingswood, Surrey and reflects the vibrant energy of the area. Our passionate and skilled team members are here to help students achieve their goals. Are you ready to reach your potential? Join us today!


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Eccentric Strength Training

9 April 2020

How to get strong fast with Top eccentric strength training exercises for sword fighting, sport fencing, and body weight workouts.

This can also be used for general strength training for anyone who wishes to use their own body weight as there gym.  And of course, improving your sword fighting fitness

Within our academy these are only some of our exercises that we use to improve our bodies, which in turn enhances our fencing and combat abilities for this martial art.

Fitness For Fencers

2 April 2020

Fitness for Sword fighting and Sport Fencers tips as well as tips for body weight training in general.

Tips for sword fighting playlist will be available soon

Similar to traditional HIIT workout but replace certain exercises with plyometrics.  This will improve muscle responsiveness and give you that how to sword fight feel.  If your body can move better then you’ll react better during sparring / free fencing.  

This Sword Workout will get you going no matter your fitness level. Or if you just want to do some game of thrones sword fighting then here is how you will get fit enough to to do it!

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+44 7834 772 324

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