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The Higgins Academy of the Sword and the Higgins Armory Sword Guild research, practice, teach, and demonstrate the combat arts of the European medieval and Renaissance periods. The museum’s accomplishments in this field make it one of the world’s most important centers for the study of historical martial arts.
The Academy and the Guild offer a range of workshops, classes, and regular training sessions for everyone. Serious students of the art practice regularly with Higgins instructors. Beginning students may take formal classes to learn fundamentals. Advanced practitioners work with internationally-known guest instructors. Casual guests, including families with children, can get a taste of these historical martial arts in informal workshops.
Join us to learn and practice these "lost" martial arts for yourself.
Training sessions, classes, and workshops are planned and supervised by Higgins instructors, who are internationally recognized experts in their fields.