Beginners welcome (over 16 years)

The Formal classes are:

8.00 start

Highland Broadsword
7.30 start


Highland Broadsword
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Demos & Seminars
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Demonstrations and Seminars

The SSA can provide demonstrations and seminars on European Martial Arts and the protagonists throughout history. Below are some examples of previous events.


A a weekend at the Royal Pavilion including fencing with an historical story. The two days covered Highland Broadsword, Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Small Sword and finally a recreation of a duel of the regency period. This was a very rare, and possibly unique presentation of fencing in the priceless Music room of the Prince Regent. As all our work is unchoreographed, we were examined closely by the Curator of the Royal Pavion who verified we had mastery of our weapons and were respectful of all aspects of health and safety in a public environment. They were delighted with our presentation and felt it was money very well spent!

SRS at the pavilion

National Army Museum Demo


The National Army Museum put on a one-off weekend of Civil War full of demonstrations, called “Roundheads and Cavaliers: Soldiers, smoke and swords of the English Civil War”. The SSA contribution was to provide "fencing masters" for a demonstration of Civilian dueling and battlefield swordplay during the Civil War.


St George: By the sword united
Joseph Boulogne,
Chevalier de Saint-George 1745 - 1799

A seminar with fencing demostrations throughout, for the Brighton & Hove Libraries Depatment, about this extraordinary man who started the son of a slave and ended up at his hieght, admired for his misical compositions and fenced in front of the Prince Regent as an expert in his field.

St George
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A fun day for all the family showcasing activities for people of all ages, available in the local community. The SSA have taken part for the last 3 years. Allowing children and adults a chance to have a go, under strict supervision. All instructors have been CRB checked and are fully insured.
Groombridge Place
.A weekend of fencing including a practical contrast between theatrical and the Martial Art of Fencing. In particular the main fight in Hamlet between Hamlet and Laertes.







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