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. Only those who are intolerant are unwelcome in our club and our student body is extremely diverse in terms of age, gender and orientation.

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 are focused on interpreting 15th and 16th Century Systems from the area of Europe that is now known as Germany.

We concentrate on 3 core weapons; longsword, messer, and rapier. We also do some limited and occasional work with the dagger and staff weapons from time to time.

Which weapons do we train with?

  1. The sword is the classical knightly two handed weapon.
  2. The messer is a very long knife with a single edge, rather like a weaponised machete. https://youtube.com/shorts/E91jjZg0aQM?feature=share
  3. The rapier is a long single handed cut and thrust blade.

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 Dates are as follows:
03/02/2022 – 07/04/2022 (Incl.).
28/04/2022 – 30/06/2022 (Incl.).
21/07/2022 – 22/09/2022 (Incl.).
13/10/2022 – 15/12/2022 (Incl.).

Strathfield – Tuesdays – 19:00-21:30

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

2022 Dates are as follows:
01/02/2022 – 05/04/2022 (Incl.).
26/04/2022 – 28/06/2022 (Incl.).
19/07/2022 – 20/09/2022 (Incl.).
11/10/2022 – 13/12/2022 (Incl.).

What’s on this term?

At Baulkfield, we train all 3 weapons all the time. Want to train just one? That’s fine. Want to train a combo of all 3 across a lesson? Go for it. The classes are taught by principle in aid of this strategy and in aid of building skills quickly rather than just emulating sequences from a source.

Class Structure

  1. First part – 60-75 minutes of warmup and drilling with all weapons taught together by concept.
  2. Second part – 75-90 minutes is focused on games and padded weapon play for those without equipment, and free-fencing for those with their own equipment.

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 is either via
Our Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/764159113653774/
or via our Discord:

https://discord.gg/5zcWbbyFFH

Come and join us!

You are more than welcome to just turn up and observe if you like or to participate in a free trial lesson. 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 by me or one of my students).