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In 2020 we recorded fifty two interviews with historical fencing instructors from around the world, which are being released as podcasts. Please support the project here or share on your social media.

See here for info on our next events By the Sword 2022 and Swords of Summer 2021.

By the Sword is a Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) event for women, trans* and gender non-conforming people of any experience level who want to approach the art of swordsmanship.

Started in 2017 as an event for women featuring female instructors, we hope to bring together people who want a place to learn that feels safe, friendly, and devoted to personal excellence.

By providing instruction on multiple disciplines in a relaxed and encouraging environment, By the Sword empowers you to begin or further your studies of Historical European martial arts in an environment where you can be yourself, and better yourself.