Oxford Sword and Staff

The Oxford Sword and Staff (OSS) is a newly formed Historic Martial Arts (HEMA) group based out of Oxford. The club has been founded by a group of like-minded individuals who are interested in both the study and practice of HEMA and will be focusing primarily on the Longsword and Pole Weapons such as the Quarterstaff, Halberd and Pike. We have a vast range of experience and backgrounds amongst our members ranging from the inexperienced to years of martial arts study.

Day and Time:

Wednesdays 19:30-21:30. Sessions are run fortnightly so for dates please see our Facebook group for updates.


South Oxford Community Centre
Lake Street

Disciplines Studied:

The main text we will be basing our studies on is Joachim Meyer's The Art of Combat. For most of the first year we will be focusing on the Longsword before branching into Pole weapons (mainly Quarterstaff). As the group grows and develops we will be looking at adding further disciplines to our syllabus.

Club Membership and Fees:

£20 Membership Fee (includes 12 month AHA membership fee)
£6 per Session for Registered club members (on the door)
£8 per session for Non Registered club members
Registered Members also have the option to prepay £5 per session for the month.

Club Uniform (and what to bring with you):

The club uniform consists of black (sport appropriate) trousers, black t shirt and indoor trainers (any colour). Due to the club being in its infancy, we cannot officially supply any gear but we will try our best to source gear for those who have yet to purchase their own. For further information on what gear is required and some advice on where to purchase, please see the Pinned post on our Facebook group for more details.

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Contact Form:

To contact the club instructors, please use this contact form.

When you submit this form, your message will be emailed to the club instructors, who will respond as soon as possible. You will also receive an email copy of the message for your own records.

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