What are we about?

At Baulkfield (heh), we are a fun-oriented, inclusive, and friendly bunch of people who love swords just a bit too much. We are proud to have a student body that is  diverse in terms of age, gender, and sexuality.

We cater for anyone from experienced martial artists and those who might want to compete to those who just want to turn up, swing a sword, and make some friends. To begin training with our branch, you must be 18 years old.

Which Historical Sources do we focus on?

We run two programs side by side at Baulkfield and students can move between them.

1. Our longsword stream is focused on a combination of 15th Century Germanic longsword related to Johannes Liechtenauer.

2. Our rapier stream is focused on a number of 17th Century Masters whose works hail from Italy.

Our two primary weapons, the “German” longsword and the Italian rapier, are by far the most popular in Historical European Martial Arts worldwide. At Baulkfield you can do one or both of these every lesson of the term.

Which weapons do we train with?

  1. The longsword is the classical knightly two handed weapon.
  2. The rapier is a long single handed blade optimised for duelling.
  3. The dagger is both a parrying weapon used in the off hand and a weapon used in it’s own right both alone and with a cloak.
  4. The cloak is a garment that was commonly worn in period and instructions for it’s use are found in many period sources.
  5. Some students choose to work with the messer or arming sword (1 handed sidearm) with or without a buckler (small shield). They do this alongside the longsword as the techniques have the same root.

Baulkham Hills – Thursdays – 19:30-22:00

Baulkham Hills Community Centre
390 Windsor Rd via Seven Hills Road & Conie Ave (very close to the M2 and M4)
(If driving, make sure you come in off Conie Ave or you’ll never find us.)
Baulkham Hills Australia 2153

2022-2023 Dates are as follows:

  • 21/07/2022 – 22/09/2022 (Incl.).
  • 13/10/2022 – 15/12/2022 (Incl.).
  • 02/02/2023 – 06/04/2023 (Incl.).
  • 25/04/2023 – 27/06/2023 (Incl.).

Strathfield – Tuesdays – 19:00-22:00

Strathfield Homebush Uniting Church.
Carrington Ave Strathfield (Close to Station)

2022-2023 Dates are as follows:

  • 19/07/2022 – 20/09/2022 (Incl.).
  • 11/10/2022 – 13/12/2022 (Incl.).
  • 31/01/2023 – 04/04/2023 (Incl.).
  • 27/04/2023 – 29/06/2023 (Incl.).

What’s on this term?

At Baulkfield, we offer all of our weapons as an option every night. Want to train just one? That’s fine. Want to train a combo of both across a lesson? Go for it! It’s your lesson and the choice is yours.

Class Structure

Baulkham Hills

  1. 7:30 – 10 minute warmup.
  2. 7:40 – 1 hour combined lesson.
  3. 8:40- 80 minutes games and padded weapon play for those without equipment, and free-fencing for those with their own equipment.
  4. 10:00 – finish.

Strathfield

  1. 7:00 – 10 minute warmup.
  2. 7:10 – 1 hour combined lesson.
  3. 8:10 – games and padded weapon play for those without equipment, and free-fencing for those with their own equipment.
  4. 10:00 – finish.

Membership Fee

An annual fee of $25 to cover insurance needs to be paid to Stoccata Central directly
(If you attend multiple branches, you need only pay the membership fee once).
Existing Members
New Members

Training Fees

Training fees are $150 per school term per branch attended.
(Some students attend both branches as two lessons per week is much more than twice as effective as one lesson)

Staying up to date and in touch

The best way to stay up to date with everything that is happening at Stoccata Baulkham Hills/Strathfield is either via
Our Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/764159113653774/

or via our Discord:

https://discord.gg/ZYEZkvfFqC

Come and join us!

You are more than welcome to just turn up and observe or to participate in a free trial lesson in weeks 1-3.

Please do not hesitate to email with questions or join the Facebook Group or Discord server and do the same.

You can also contact us using the form below (Although Facebook/Discord will likely be answered more quickly).