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CRABS Historical Fencing


What is Historical Fencing?

Sword fighting is for everyone. Anyone who likes history, athletic pursuits, or just likes swords will find something they love within the sport and as part of our group. 


Historical fencing is modern sword fighting. We use historical manuals as references to recreate old styles in a safe and competitive new sport.  Our club uses steel swords and modern safety gear to allow students to learn technique, spar and eventually compete in tournaments.​


Our introductory courses focus on saber which is a cut focused single handed sword, and rapier which is a thrust focused single handed sword. Advanced students can learn longsword, and a variety of other weapons that are available within the sport.

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