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


Andy Taylor has been studying Historical Fencing for over 17 years. His particular interests are mainly concerned with the German Fechtschule fencing tradition of the 16th to 18th centuries.

His fencing interests are primarily focussed around late 16th Century Fencing and he primarily teaches Longsword, Rappier and Dussack. Andy is a British Federation of Historical Swordplay IL1 instructor and also played his prize for the rank of Freifechter with the Meyer Freifechter Guild.

How To Find Us

The School meets from 7:30pm - 9:30pm every Thursday in the Lower Hall of the Greyfriars Charteris Centre on Brown Street, or occasionally just round the corner in the upper hall (St Ninian's Hall, 140) on the Pleasance.

The current cost of classes is 35 for 1 month or 10 per session.

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