Academy of Historical Fencing
The Academy of Historical Fencing is the oldest and largest historical fencing school in South Wales and the South West of England. The school is run by the Thomas Brothers who have been training since the mid-’90s. The school is a modern martial arts club that teaches the competitive use of historical weapons to people of all ages (over 18). It already counts over 100 members and takes part in competitions, duels, challenges, and contests around the world. The AHF has two schools that train in Newport on every Monday and Bristol every Wednesday.
Since 2016, AHF and Espada Negra exchange knowledge and experience; this exchange resulted in the inclusion of Rui Ferreira, instructor of Espada Negra, in the group of instructors of AHF.