A HEMA Alliance Affiliate focused on German Longsword
We study manuals written across a broad time period, some as early as the 1300s.
Our students engage in physical activity through warm-ups, drills, and coached sparring.
Preparing students for competitive events throughout the Southern Historical Fencing League.
Our main focus of study is Joachim Meyer’s longsword, specifically from the Art of Combat.
His fechtbuch was published in 1570, and covers almost every weapon you’d encounter in the time period. Longsword, rapier, dussack, daggers, and polearms are all covered.
We encourage members to compete once they’ve met a level of competency. This allows them to grow and learn while they test their skills under a variety of rulesets and using different weapons.
We are part of the Southern Historical Fencing League (SHFL), which covers Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
If you’re a member, we expect you to treat everyone with respect.
We come together for any number of reasons. From personal development to scratching a competitive itch. This does not excuse inappropriate behavior inside or outside the club.
At the end of the day, we get to swing swords around. That’s fun.
We’re here to enjoy ourselves and have fun. We’re not here to cut heads off or beat people into submission.
Have a question? Contact us using the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
NBHFC is an affiliate chapter of the HEMA Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit that supports historical fencing clubs across the United States.
250 S. Grape Ave,
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Weather-permitting, we practice Thursday nights from 7PM to 9PM.
NBHFC is New Braunfels's only historical fencing club. Learn the art of longsword fencing - you won't regret it!