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Nebraska Swordfighters Guild

Learn the ancient art of sword fighting at the Willard Community Center

The Nebraska Swordfighters Guild will offer introductory classes at the Willard Community Center, located at 1245 Folsom St.

The 12-week curriculum will cover the basics of the sword form of Italian Longsword from circa 1400. Space is limited to 6 people this quarter, so join quickly.

To join in, contact us at nebraskasword@gmail.com.

No prior martial arts experience is required. Wear athletic clothes and sports or smooth-soled shoes. This class is required before becoming a regular member of the Guild.

About Us

Our regular classes take place on Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, at the Willard Community Center.

The Nebraska Swordfighters Guild (NESG) is a group dedicated to the research, practice, and promotion of Historical European Martial Arts, with a primary emphasis on the Italian Longsword as written by Fiore Dei Liberi.  Founded in 2005, the Guild is a modern school of the knightly arts that seeks to be consistent with the methodology of the ancient European fencing schools. We do this by combining scholarship and research into the teachings of the historical Masters at Arms with the practical knowledge gained through solo drills,  partnered exercises, test-cutting with sharp weapons, fencing with specially designed blunt weapons, and wrestling.

We do not train in a modern sport or theatrical display; techniques are taught in reference to how they were used in real combat. Therefore, the Guild practices with an absolute emphasis on safety, control, competence, and skill at arms.

On our website, you can find out a great deal more about the martial arts we study on our Tradition page. You will find a list of frequently asked questions on our FAQ, an overview on our Curriculum page, where to find us under Classes and stay updated on what the NESG is up to on our Blog page. We welcome visitors interested in training or learning more about European swordsmanship. Just be sure to contact us first to let us know that you would like to observe a class, and we’ll arrange a date.

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Thank You,


Bill Murphree

President, Nebraska Swordfighters Guild