Dive into the riveting world of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) this December. The acclaimed Palm Beach Sword School is hosting a free introductory session on Saturday, Dec. 2, set against the backdrop of the renowned American German Club of the Palm Beaches, located at 5111 Lantana Road.
This event offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to acquaint themselves with the Scottish broadsword, celebrated in lore and wielded by legendary figures like Rob Roy and Jamie Fraser.
Beyond just witnessing, participants will actively engage in a weapon handling session, hear an authentic bagpipe performance and receive insights directly from expert instructors, all while observing the mastery on display.
The session, curated especially for enthusiasts ages 16 and above, has limited seats, underscoring the importance of prompt registration.
While the spotlight is on the broadsword during this session, the Palm Beach Sword School hosts instruction in a roster of more than 30 historical weapons. For those enticed by the allure of HEMA, further studies could encompass mastery of the longsword, rapier, poleaxe and even the musket.
Alongside martial training, students also have the opportunity to delve into historical craftsmanship disciplines like leatherworking, blacksmithing, and for potential musicians, the art of bagpiping.
While the session is free, spaces are limited. Prior registration is essential to confirm participation. Register at www.palmbeachhema.com/intro.