…to the Brisbane School of Iberian Swordsmanship.  Feel free to drop in any week without warning, your first lesson is free.

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We hold classes every Wednesday evening. Keep an eye on this page or Facebook in case of storms or plagues.

At our Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) 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.

We are an Inclusive Community.

BSIS is committed to making our club open to all, and to ensuring that HEMA reflects the communities in which we live. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming place for people of all ages, abilities, genders, cultural, ethnic or religious backgrounds or socio-economic status. Discriminatory language or anti-social conduct is not tolerated in any form.

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 what we have become.  The video is available here.


We are open and operating.  We have heaps of room in a breezy hall.  We prefer payment by eftpos (e.g. savings cards, credit cards).  Our Saturday Sparring is also open.  You should not enter either premises if you have an illness that is contagious or likely to be contagious.