Taunton Longsword Association

Founded in 2004 and based in Taunton, Somerset; Taunton Longsword Association (TLA) is a club that researches, interprets, and trains members in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA). TLA specialises in the two-handed 'longsword' focussing on the German Tradition as formalised by Johannes Liechtenauer in the 1400's and this is the primary activity of the club. Occasionally, we take a break from longsword to train in other HEMA disciplines.

TLA is a friendly club with a diverse membership from a range of backgrounds: Eastern martial arts, reenactment, teaching, office managers, NHS workers, and with a broad spectrum of fitness and learning objectives.

Naturally, like any sport, the more you put in the more you get out of it. TLA encourages regular weekly attendance as often the more complex 'plays' (moves stitched together) are learned over a number of sessions. However, there is no pressure to attend regularly and TLA understands that even with the best of intentions, life can get in the way.


Day and Time:

For more information, please see the TLA website.


Address:

Albemarle Centre
Albemarle Road
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 1BA


Disciplines Studied:

The primary discipline on offer at the TLA is medieval German longsword. Sometimes the club works with other disciplines, such as dagger, sword and buckler, wrestling, or staff.


Club Membership and Fees:

For more information, please see the TLA website.


Club Uniform (and what to bring with you):

For more information, please see the TLA website.


Find us on Facebook:

You can find the TLA on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TauntonLongswords


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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