1. The Worst Medieval Jobs

    If you keep up with our blogs here at Baer Swords, you know that we have a fascination with medieval weapons and combat. When we think of the middle ages, our minds are instantly transported back to a time of knights in shining armor and brutal combat. However, this is one very small aspect of medieval life. What about the people who did the dirty work while empires were forged and discoveries mad…Read More

  2. What To Expect From Your First Sword Fighting Class

    At one point or another, we’ve all wondered what it was like to live in medieval times. It’s one of the most discussed time periods in the western world that seems to permeate our modern culture through everything from books to movies. Oftentimes, people will explore their interest in this era by going to faires or watching TV shows like Game of Thrones. However, another great way to do this i…Read More

  3. Why Sword Fighting Is Becoming Popular

    You may have heard of sword fighting events or clubs that have started popping up recently or within the past several years. Although fencing has been a popular sport around the world for quite some time, medieval sword fighting and longsword fighting in particular have gained a lot of popularity. So why is this? What has caused so many people to garner interest in this and what does it look like …Read More

  4. Get In Shape For Sword Fighting – Part 2

    Hello, welcome back to our blog. This is part two of our series about getting in shape to swordfight. Although fitness training is great to give you a competitive edge against opponents, we do not have any fitness or age restrictions for our sword training courses. Contact Baer Swords today to learn more! Cardio Medieval sword fighting isn’t all about strength, it also requires a lot of stamina.…Read More

  5. Get In Shape For Sword Fighting

    Have you ever considered giving sword fighting a try? If you’ve kept up with our blogs here at Baer Swords, you know how great of an experience this can be. Not only is it a great form of exercise and a great way to learn about a historical martial arts form, it’s a great way to meet other people with similar interests and to compete in a friendly and safe way. In our blogs, we’ve talked a l…Read More

  6. The Most Powerful Medieval Weapons

    Warfare is one of the most iconic aspects of the medieval era. Although there’s a common misconception that people were constantly at war with each other during medieval times, there were certainly a lot of innovations in weapon technology and warfare strategies during this time. Just like now, the number of weapons available at any given time was immense and war leaders didn’t just rely on ju…Read More

  7. Misconceptions About Medieval Europe

    When you think about the middle ages, what comes to mind? Disease, war, overbearing monarchs? Although many of the impressions we have of the middle ages are accurate, sometimes we get bogged down with false ideas of what medieval times were really like just by the way it’s portrayed in movies like Monty Python and the Holy Grail or shows like Game of Thrones. In this blog, we’re going to talk…Read More

  8. Benefits Of Becoming A Jedi

    Are you a force for good in this universe? Can you control things with your mind? Are you annoyed by the color red? I have good news — Jedi training might be just the thing for you! The Jedi Council has faced difficult times within the last few decades or so, and ever since Order 66 it’s been pretty… quiet. However, there was one Jedi left who was super passionate about rebuilding the Counci…Read More

  9. Bringing A Sword To A Gunfight: The Swordsman of WWII

    For many of us, sword fighting and WWII are two concepts that do not blend together. After all, the Second World War was fought with tanks, bomber planes, and high powered rifles. Swords didn’t fit on a modern battlefield. Or did they? For a soldier like Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, or “Mad Jack”, the practice of historical European martial arts belonged on the front lines. Mad Jac…Read More

  10. How To Live Like A Knight

    Do you spend your time wondering what it would be like to live in a certain era or as a certain historical figure? We’ve all done it at least once or twice, but some of us have stronger urges to fulfill our obsession with history and human civilization than others, and sometimes reading a history book just doesn’t satisfy our retrospective way of thinking. One of the most idealized figures in …Read More