Learn Historical European Combat

These are real martial arts, practiced by experienced martial artists, who have reconstructed the fighting arts of 16th Century Italy from the original manuscripts.  We believe our interpretations provide a balanced set of martial skills that people can depend upon in the modern world.  If it worked then, it must work now... and it's not worth doing if it doesn't work.

No Contracts - No Testing Fees - No Rank Fees - No Children

Our Training Hall is not a place for children. This is a comprehensive system of reconstructed historical combat. We strive for historical accuracy, with a strong emphasis on combative realism. This is not any kind of roleplaying or re-enactment group. Competitions are held locally and worldwide; participation in these is optional.


No prior martial arts experience is necessary

Group Class Schedule

On Sundays we have 2 back-to-back 90-minute sessions.
You can attend either, or both. Future sessions are planned.

11:00 AM Fundamentals

Offensive and defensive actions, guards, body mechanics, footwork and terminology will be covered in depth. One handed swords, grappling and small weapons are used. Beginners will feel completely comfortable in these sessions, but the Fundamentals will benefit students of all levels.

12:30 PM Advanced

These sessions cover our many forms, advanced concepts such as tactics and strategy, and will have freeplay. The two-handed sword is used. Beginners can attend these sessions, but may have to watch more than participate until they can follow along.

Considering storms, snow, and other emergencies, you are advised to check our Facebook page before you start driving, in case class time has to be changed or cancelled (this rarely happens).

For general questions about training, fee, etc. you can visit us on Facebook or email EMA.STLOUIS@gmail.com

We train at The Martial Arts Academy, 6166 Morganford Avenue, St. Louis 63116

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