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Virtus Sword School is a Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) sword school based in Chir, Switzerland and The Hague,the Netherlands. All are welcome (18+), from beginners to seasoned warriors.

We provide a fun and friendly environment in which to improve your sword skills whilst meeting like-minded and interesting people.

 

11 months ago

Last night was our last session before Christmas 🎄
We spent the session looking at Abschneiden (Cutting Off)

11 months ago

LEARN TO USE A SWORD!
Introductory course starts 10th January 2020 in The Hague. Virtus Sword School teaches European historical swordsmanship. Everyone is welcome from beginners to seasoned ... See more

1 year ago

LEARN TO USE A SWORD!
Introductory course starts 10th January 2020 in The Hague. Virtus Sword School teaches European historical swordsmanship. Everyone is welcome from beginners to seasoned ... See more

1 year ago

Some sparring from last week with a class in the background.

1 year ago

Well done to all beginners completed their introduction course this week.
The rest of the group have had a 4 week taster of Scottish Broadsword and Targe run by Rab. This was enjoyed by everyone with ... See more

1 year ago

Rab and Jack went to Kontich for the Belgian Buckler Quarterly. The first seminar was on the first play of I.33. With various options for attacker and defender, including thrusts, cuts and grapples. ... See more

1 year ago

Last night in the beginners group we were working on cuts using Meyers square and the more experienced member continue with broadsword and targe.

1 year ago

Last night the beginners worked on controlling the center line and ended the session with sparring against some of our more experienced members.

We also had a broadsword and targe class running at ... See more

1 year ago

Our Introductory course started last night and was a lot of fun. While Jake ran the introductory longsword course Rab was running a class with the more experienced members on Scottish broadsword and ... See more

1 year ago

Jake had a great time teaching again and #FightCamp2019 in the UK; thanks to Matt Easton and his team! He said “It was lovely to catch-up with old friends and to make some new ones”. We hope that ... See more

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2 months ago
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On Friday, the beginner’s course looked at the vier leger and the first of 5 masterstrikes. While the advanced class worked on fühlen and target practice.

All in all a good evening with a very ... See more

2 months ago
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The new beginner course has started! Thank you all for participating and we look forward to see you again next week!

2 months ago
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Yesterday, Virtus The Hague were revisiting the 5 meisterhauen, or mastercuts.
Both from the right side as well as the left.

We also kept a good eye on edge alignment, body structure, and closed off ... See more

3 months ago
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Virtus The Hague is back in business! We've just had our first lesson as an official Stichting.

4 months ago

And we're now an official stichting! Earlier today we all met up at the Notaris to sign the final paperwork. Virtus The Hague will be returning soon and better than ever!

7 months ago
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We are a very friendly bunch and you will often find us in the bar after the session

7 months ago
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We mostly teach German longsword but also other weapons such as staff, messer, broadsword and targe, sword and buckler, sidesword and dagger.

7 months ago
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Since we first started our numbers have grown.

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