Triangle Sword Guild

We are a non-profit historical European martial arts club based in Raleigh, NC. Our purpose is to reconstruct historic European fencing traditions through a combination of scholarly research and martial training.

Martial Arts

Our training sessions are run like traditional martial arts classes, with experienced members teaching basic historical techniques.

Historic Research

Our source material: 500 year old texts that describe a complex and elegant system of martial combatives.


Though physical experimentation of historic techniques we learn what works and what doesn’t.


We learn from research done by other groups like ours and work to educate the public about historical fighting techniques.

Get Started!

Anyone interested in European swordsmanship is welcome, and no experience is necessary. Many of us get started in historical fencing without any previous martial arts training. Drop on by one of our practices and see what we’re all about. Our group is fairly informal but hardworking and we’re always looking for people who are interested in learning European Martial Arts.