If you’ve read our blogs here at Baer Swords before, you know that we’ve covered a lot of things from the health benefits of joining a sword fighting class to common misconceptions about Medieval Europe. However, one thing we haven’t talked about is all of the other ways you’ll benefit from joining our sword fighting classes. There are just about a million other things you could be doing with your time, so why choose medieval sword fighting? Let’s take a look.

It’s Unique

Be honest, how many other people do you know of who fight with swords for fun every week? Maybe you have friends who have tried fencing, but that’s not the same! Here at Baer Swords, we train in actual authentic HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts). Don’t get me wrong, fencing is cool too, but wouldn’t you rather learn a sport that’s based off real combat techniques?

The Learning Never Ends

Sword fighting is a great sport to get into because there’s no barrier for entry and you’ll never stop learning. There are so many different types of weapons to train with, defensive techniques, offensive techniques, footwork, balance, and so much more to learn. In other words, it’s something you can just do for a weekend of fun or something you can dedicate hundreds of hours into and really hone your skills at.

Confidence And Discipline

Both confidence and discipline are very important traits to learn in life. Here at Baer Swords, you learn both! Since all of our lessons take place in a group atmosphere, you’ll get to train with likeminded people and help others grow as you grow yourself. If you’re struggling with self-discipline in other areas of your life, sword fighting classes will help you stay focused on what you’re trying to accomplish.

Meet Great People

Your classmates aren’t just there to help you grow, you’ll also become good friends with them! Many people who give sword fighting classes a try end up meeting with classmates outside of class and training on their own time. This is a great way to build a friendship and improve your sword fighting skills at the same time.

It’s Fun!

Above all else, sword fighting classes are tons of fun! Although you could be stuck in your home watching movies or playing games, wouldn’t you rather be staying active and learning a new skill? Many students get hooked very quickly and look for any excuse to go train or spar with friends.

Contact Baer Swords

If you’re looking for sword fighting classes in Kansas City, look no further than Baer Swords. We have competed in many major HEMA evens such as Combat Con, Midwinter Armizare Open, St. Louis HEMA Multi-Weapon Tournament, and much more. We provide hands-on instruction, expert training, and even offer lightsaber classes for those who are interested! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call.