At Stork's Beak we teach the Art of Fencing as presented and interpreted from Historical Treatises, with particular focus upon Meyer's Art of Fencing

The Art of Fencing

The School currently focuses on teaching the German Tradition of Fencing or 'Kunst Des Fechtens' literal translation being the 'Art of Fencing' and Classical Fencing from the 19th & 20th Centuries. Students initially start their training with the Foil and Longsword for the first few months and then progress to learn Dussack and Rapier.

Equipment is provided for beginners at our classes, there is no annual membership or joining fee, and classes are charged at a low monthly fee or per session fee. All you need to bring to your first class are some comfortable clothes (a pair of leather gloves can be useful, but not at all essential). To check specifics drop us an email. We always welcome beginners at any time of year and always have a number of new people in the class, so you won't be alone!

We have members from many varied training backgrounds, all ages and both sexes. Fitness is not a barrier to taking part - if you want to get fitter then it'll help and it won't be as boring as going to the gym!

The current historical sources the school bases it's teaching on include Joachim Meyer, Paulus Hector Mair and Sigmund Ringeck.

The Classical Fencing sources we base our teaching on include Barbasetti, Gaugler, Nadi and Rosaroll & Grisetti.


How To Find Us

The School meets at our new venue from 7-9pm every Thursday at St Peter's on Lutton Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9PE.