Meyer German Rapier

Scholars of Alcala offers a complete training program for the Meyer’s German Rapier in San Diego. Published in 1570, Joachim Meyer‘s book provides a comprehensive system of fencing that covers a wide variety of weapons including the sidesword, which in his day was called a rapier or rappier.

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Study Guides and Books

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


Swords and safety gear is available for beginners.

Meyer’s techniques were designed for sideswords with a single side ring and kuncklebow. However, other sidesword designs including simple crosses and finger rings will work.