Welcome

…to the Brisbane School of Iberian Swordsmanship!

At our Historical European Martial Arts school you can learn swordplay using methods straight out of renaissance texts.  The first weapon you will learn to use is a rapier, and later on we cover other interesting tools such as the enormous montante, and how to use your cloak in combat.  We teach a style known as La Verdadera Destreza, as well as other Iberian styles.

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Temporary Closure

In accordance with government’s Covid-19 response, we are closed until further notice.  We thank the generosity of the Stafford State School and St Paul’s Uniting Church, both of which have granted us holds on our venue hire agreements.  This means the temporary closure will come at no cost to the club or its members.  For members who have paid quarterly, we will ensure that you get the full value of your payment once we return.

Our Saturday Sparring is also closed.

Stay safe, check in on your community, we will see you again as soon as we can.

Video Interview

For a good understanding of our school’s ethos, you can listen to one of our founders, Sean Reichman, as a guest of the Sacramento Sword School, explaining BSIS’ guiding principles and how they were the scaffold for the what we have become.  The video is available here.