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Dallas School of Historical Fencing

Real training. 

Real history.

Real swordplay.

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MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

HEAD INSTRUCTOR ANDREW WEEMS 

Andrew has been studying and practicing Liechtenauer's Kunst des Fechtens since the summer of 2007. Previously an instructor and co-founder of Krieg School Denver, Andrew has a proven record of training high-performing fencers. His former students have gone on to become skilled fighters, instructors, and club-runners, earning medals at some of the most prestigious tournaments in North America, including Longpoint, PHO, RMK, CombatCon, and SoCal Swordfight. 

 

As of July 2017, his competitive Longsword rankings are 15th in the US and 58th in the world. He has been ranked as high as 4th in the world for Sword and Buckler.

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PAUL PLEASANT 

Paul first began practicing HEMA in early 2015, studying both Liechtenauer's KdF and Fiore de'i Liberi's Armizare. A dedicated historical fencer, he has been running a KdF study group in the DFW area since the Fall of 2016. He is an avid participant in the US competitive longsword fencing scene, competing against and forming friendships with some of the best longsword fencers across the region and country.  

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BRANDON PHAN

Brandon first began practicing HEMA in early 2019, studying Lichtenauer's KdF and other German masters. As a competitive fencer, he achieved a gold medal in his first few months of fencing. Brandon is a dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled fencer. He lends students a facilitated, in depth teaching style of the early KdF.

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ALEX XI

Alex first began practicing HEMA in early 2019, studying Liechtenauer's KdF under Andrew Weems.

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PAIGE SMITH

Paige first began practicing HEMA in late 2019, studying Liechtenauer's KdF and his disciples later 15th century manuscripts. In the competitive scene, she has achieved both 3rd in Women's Longsword and 11th overall at OK city's Springfechten. Competing only months later at Gessellen Fechten she placed 1st among Women and received the award "Titan Slayer". Paige offers a comprehensive understanding of the 14th and 15th century German masters philosophies, techniques, and form.

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SPENCER RILEY

Spencer started studying HEMA in 2019. They have a passion for the history of the Kunst des Fechtens tradition and the ongoing reconstruction of the martial art.  A self-described "Liechtenauer girl", they specialize in study and interpretation of the Zettel and its commentaries.

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OUR VENUE

DSHF trains at Warlord Combat Academy, a top-of-the line 2,500 sq. ft. martial arts gym. 

Warlord hosts classes on a wide variety of complimentary combat arts, including Longsword, Rapier, Armored Combat, Grappling, Sambo, Lightsaber, and Hungarian Saber, in addition to several strength and conditioning classes.

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ADDRESS

1915 Peters Road
Irving, Texas, 75061
Suite 108

CLASSES HELD

SATURDAY 3-5p

Beginner's Course /

Longsword Practical

WEDNESDAY 7-9p

Longsword Technical

MONDAY 7-9p

Open Floor

PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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