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 12 years at both the DDS and the MacDonald Academy of Arms. 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, qualified First Aider 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 Kirk O'Fields Centre on Brown Street, or occasionally just round the corner in the upper hall (St Ninian's Hall, 140) on the Pleasance.

We also Meet at the Crags Sport Centre on a Sunday from 8:30pm, however this is a freeplay session aimed at experienced students, so please contact us in advance if you wish to attend on Sunday Evening.

The current cost of classes is 25(20 for Student members / Concessions) for 1 month or 7 per session.

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