The Hague

The Hague

Virtus Sword School The Hague

 All sessions are run in English.

We study Meyers Rapier, which is an early form of sidesword. This system uses both cuts and thrusts in equal measure. The syllabus is based on Meyers books published in 1568 and 1570.




Jake first started historical fencing over 20 years ago and has studied with Masters from around Europe. Jake founded Virtus Sword School, Bath Sparing Group and The May Melee. He has taught at events such as Swords and Sider, Fight Camp and The May Melee. He regularly travels to take part in international events. Jake teaches longsword, sidesword, sword & buckler, staff and dagger.



What are the costs?

There is an annual membership fee of €15 and  the training fees is €28 per month. After a couple of weeks we also ask that you buy a club t-shirt to were at sessions from here.


What happens during a session?

A normal session will consist of a warm up followed by sword drills then light paired sparing. Each session is 55 minutes long.


What will I need to take part?

Please wear jogging bottoms (no jeans), a t-shirt (a long sleeve t-shirt is recommended) and trainers. You will also need something to drink such as a large bottle of water; no alcohol permitted but we have been known to drop into the local watering hole after a session.


What equipment will we be using?

A synthetic training sword, fencing mask, gloves and elbow protection will be provided for beginners during the session. You can bring your own equipment but this will need to be checked for suitability and safety prior to use during the session.

When do you run sessions?

The sessions are Friday mornings 10:00-11:00


Where do the sessions take place?

The sessions take place at Mariahoeve Sportcetrum, Het Kleine Loo 12, 2592CE, Den Haag


How do I book?

Please email Jake to confirm your place. If you are interested in finding out more before joining the club, please contact us directly. We can of course arrange for you to come and watch a session.



Where And When

The chapter meets on Fridays at 10:00-11:00am

Mariahoeve Sportcetrum, Het Kleine Loo 12, 2592CE, Den Haag

Annual Membership is €15
Monthly subscription €28.00

If you would like to join the group or get more information contact Jake by email

Private classes are also available at €30.00 per hour.