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Welcome to Maryland KdF!

We are Maryland Kunst des Fechtens - a group  dedicated to learning the martial arts of medieval Germany. 

Members of our club primarily learn the art of the longsword based on the teachings of Johannes Liechtenauer from selected sources, but may also delve into sword and buckler, spear and polearms, messer, dagger and wrestling, or more esoteric weapons.

A training session may include strength training and conditioning, fencing fundamentals and mechanics, technical interpretation drills, sparring games, cutting practice, and coached free fencing.

Are you interested in learning HEMA? Sign up for our Beginner's Longsword Class! You are also more than welcome to sit in on a class to decide if this is for you. 

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October 25, 2021 - Regular Monday Class

  • Top Tier Columbia
  • Mon, 25 Oct 2021
  • 08:00 PM – 11:00 PM

This is the class sign up for Monday, October 25th. Like always, this class is restricted to thos... More Details

October 28, 2021 - Regular Thursday Class

  • Top Tier Columbia
  • Thu, 28 Oct 2021
  • 08:00 PM – 11:00 PM

This is the class sign up for Thursday, October 28th.  Like always, this class is restricted to t... More Details

AutumnFecht 2021

  • Benfield Sportscenter
  • Sun, 07 Nov 2021
  • 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you are required to be vaccinated to attend this event. Pro... More Details