Meyer German Longsword

Scholars of Alcala offers a complete training program for the Meyer’s German Longsword in San Diego. Published in 1570, Joachim Meyer‘s book is by far the most comprehensive text on two-handed swords in the western world.

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Study Guides and Books

No prior experience is needed. All fencers will be provided with a copy of our longsword training guide with over 130 pages of drills and exercises so they can practice both in class and at home.


Swords and safety gear is available for beginners.

Meyer’s techniques were designed for longswords that are approximately armpit high. A lighter/faster blade will serve you better than a heavy blade that dominates the centerline.