LA Skirmish: LA Skirmish: LA Skirmish is a WMA Western Martial Arts club. HEMA affiliated, but it is not a HEMA group. Not SCA affiliated but incorporates some elements. "Western Martial Arts Club... a lot of HEMA style sparring"😀
We are a small group of people who like to spar with practice swords and other various weapons to build skills. We are a very laid back group that gets together once a week, we do some sparing with various kinds of swords and other weapons and then form a circle at the end of the night and do an elimination round.
While instruction is intrinsic to what we do, it is not a formal class. We gladly welcome beginners and the very experienced to join us. There is no fee for this, we are just having some fun.
We mainly utilize the Italian and German Longsword in the form of a nylon blade that is close to a real steel blade in weight and balance, there is a rising popularity of HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) but bring your Kendo or SCA or whatever skill sett you have. We also use various forms of court swords, small swords, rapiers, and other one handed weapons. We welcome any kind of armament though; we also do some collage style fencing sometimes as well as bucklers and pole arms.
We have some loaner gear, many extra weapons. A fencing mask is required, gloves are highly recommended.
We meet at 7-7:30 PM till about 10pm Every Wednesday unless it is raining at Serrania Park: 20865 Wells Dr, Woodland Hills, CA 91364 At the swing sets.