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Dallas School of Historical Fencing

Real training. 

Real history.

Real swordplay.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

HEAD INSTRUCTOR ANDREW WEEMS 

Andrew began studying Liechtenauer's Kunst des Fechtens in 2007. Previously an instructor and co-founder of Krieg School Denver, Andrew has a proven record of training high-performing fencers. His students have become skilled fighters, instructors, and club-runners, earning medals at the top tournaments in North America, including Longpoint, PHO, MCHO, CombatCon, SERFO, Gesellen Fechten, and SoCal Swordfight.

 

He has been ranked as high as 15th in the US and 58th in the world for Longsword, and 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. Beyond being just a skilled fencer, he is a patient and insightful instructor with a talent for identifying the fundamental movements that make techniques successful and helping students build those fundamentals into their own fencing.

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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 is a multi-medalist, claiming gold in his first tournament just several months in. He has gone on to claim Bronze at Springfechten 2023 and Gold at ETHF's Rapier tournament.  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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Dax Moore

Dax has been participating in HEMA for 3 years and has been in some form of combat sport most of his life, from full contact karate to amateur mixed martial arts. Dax has achieved podium finishes in half of his competitive HEMA ventures - including Gesellen Fechten and Schnegele Fechten - and has held the title of Champion of Texas for two years running. He has proven to be a fierce competitor and student of the art, and he seeks to share that experience and passion at DSHF. Outside of HEMA, Dax fills his time with other passions like crossfit, motorcycling, and raising his 2 beautiful children with his most patient wife.

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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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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.

INSTRUCTOR
CLARK SIMON

Clark comes from a background in sport fencing and began to study Liechtenauer's KDF in 2019. He's since found success on the tournament scene and focuses on providing personal instruction tailored to the student to help their growth as a fencer.

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OUR VENUE

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.

ADDRESS

1915 Peters Road
Irving, Texas, 75061
Suite 108

CLASSES HELD

MONDAYS 7 - 9 PM

Open Floor

TUESDAY 8:15 - 10:30 AM

Longsword Development

WEDNESDAYS 7 - 9 PM

Longsword Practical

THURSDAYS 8:15 - 10:30 AM

Longsword Development

FRIDAYS 7 - 9 PM

URG/Women's Longsword

SATURDAYS 3 - 5 PM

Beginner's Course /

Longsword Technical

PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE

BY APPOINTMENT

START TRAINING TODAY

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