The Okanagan Combat Guild is Kelowna’s school for Historical European Swordsmanship. At our school, you can expect to train in the premier weapons of Renaissance Europes fencing schools, including the rapier, dussack and two handed longsword. In addition, we are a part of the wider HEMA(Historical European Martial Arts) community, taking part in events and tournaments so we can test and enhance our swordfighting skills. If you’re enthusiastic about swords, history and like a bit of exercise, then the Combat Guild might be the place for you!
HEMA stand for Historical European Martial Arts. We are a community of enthusiasts working to revive the lost martial arts of Medieval and Renaissance Europe. By reading and interpreting manuals written by historical fencing masters, we reconstruct the fighting styles used in the time period. HEMA is the fastest growing sport in the world, with thousands of participants all over the globe.