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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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December 9, 2021 - Regular Thursday Class

  • Top Tier Columbia
  • Thu, 09 Dec 2021
  • 08:00 PM – 11:00 PM

This is the class sign up for Thursday, December 9th.  Like always, this class is restricted to t... More Details

December 13, 2021 - Regular Monday Class

  • Top Tier Columbia
  • Mon, 13 Dec 2021
  • 08:00 PM – 11:00 PM

This is the class sign up for Monday, December 13th. Like always, this class is restricted to tho... More Details

Introductory Montante Class (8 Classes)

  • Top Tier Columbia
  • Thu, 11 Nov 2021 08:00 PM – Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:00 PM

This will be an 8 class (13 week) introductory course to montante. We will be looking at basic bi... More Details