Class Information


There’s more to fencing than fighting. Learning and practicing how to move with the weapon and using historically accurate movements can bring fitness benefits as well as martial awareness and skills.

||Sundays 1900 - 2000

Instructor: Aaron Pynenberg


A class for women and led by women of HEMA. The biweekly women’s night at WHFA Appleton focuses on movement, precision, and technique.

||Alternating Mondays 1730 - 1900

Instructors: Katy Lehman & Nicole Green


Poise. Focus. Resolve. These and more will be developed as students follow a unique curriculum on the use of the 18th century iconic dueling weapon of Western Europe.

||Alternating Mondays 1730 - 1900

Instructors: Aaron Pynenberg & C. J. Flanigan

*Requires reservation


The F. F. F. class focuses on the development of technical movement and physical fitness. Exercises range from drilling different step and movement patterns to endurance and strength training. Classes typically include some basic weapon drilling and freeplay.

||Mondays 1900 - 2000

Instructor: Sam Street


Students will explore a wide range of Ringen(a German wrestling tradition) principles and techniques in an instructor led environment. Class content and structure will vary between grappling and dagger-based instruction and drills.

||Tuesdays 1930 - 2100   

Instructors: Tim Hayes & Henry Bleifuss 


Classes will task students with learning and performing fundamental longsword drill routines and technical skills.

||Wednesdays 1900 - 2020

Instructor: Aaron Pynenberg


Open Mat provides opportunity for students to practice what they’ve learned, as well as provide instructors and officers time to prep for classes and work with students outside of curriculum instruction. 

||Wednesdays 1730 - 1840, 2030 - 2100


Students will explore a wide range of quarterstaff applications from the 15th century to the 19th century. The classes will also cover core drills and fundamentals of controlling a quarterstaff.

||Thursdays 1930-2030

Instructor: Sean Morgan

*Requires reservation


Fight nights are for controlled full-contact sparring. It is not limited to a single or particular weapon.  It gives the opportunity for students to experience what a sparring/competition environment is like. It's also a great way for students to explore practical applications of the techniques and concepts developed during instructor-led classes, and it’s a great way for tournament-oriented students to stay sharp for upcoming events.

||Fridays 1900 - 2100


Students will learn and exercise the military traditions and applications of the sabre of 18 and 19th century Western Europe. Class structure will  cover a range of topics including instruction on military sabre fundamentals, history and context of its application, drills and games to develop physical wellness and strong fencing practices.

Instructor: C. J. Flanigan