NSW & Tasmania, Australia. Est. 1998

The Stoccata School of Defence is a modern school of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) (also called Western Martial Arts (WMA) or Historical European Swordsmanship (HES)), that teaches systems of self-defence described in texts written between the thirteenth and nineteenth centuries.

These systems were designed explicitly for dealing with life-and-death situations, and they are taught as a martial art, not as re-enactment, sport-fencing, or theatrical stage-fighting (although many students do engage in these activities as well). However, given that no modern person will ever be in a real sword fight, our emphasis is on safety, control, competence, and skill.

We offer regular courses of instruction in a variety of different weapons and historical styles. These are appropriate for anyone of reasonable physical fitness over the age of 12. See “Styles” for details

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Monday nights at 7:00

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Wednesday nights at 6:30

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Wednesday nights at 7:30

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Saturday afternoon at 3:00

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Thursday nights at 8:30

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Tuesday nights at 7:30