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Please use the following form to send me any questions you may have. Can my child join? They are under the age of 18 We are not currently accepting any students under the age of 18. We have received numerous inquiries about starting a class for minors and we are looking in to it. If …

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Learning Broadsword at Home

There are several great youtube channels for learning the Highland broadsword. I’ve extracted a few video series that augment the basics I’ve taught in class. BUT each of these channels has tons of videos that we would all benefit from watching. These are the main channels in our style (that I’m aware of):– gilbride100– Broadsword …

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Updated! Covid Precautions

As of May 2021: our club no longer requires participants to wear facemasks. In an abundance of caution: we will not be sharing any safety gear including helmets, gloves, knee pads, and elbow protectors. I will have loaner swords available, but students will not be able to spar until they purchase their own protective equipment.

Gear Recommendations

Online Retailers– I use Purpleheart Armoury for most purchases– For steel weapons I recommendthe economy line from Castile Armory– I purchased my gambeson from Hema Supplies Knee & Elbow Pads– Cheapest Option: Steel Motorcycle ATV Motorscross Elbow/Knee combo (~$25)– Sam’s Favorite Knee Pads: Ultra Flex III KneePro Pads (~$30)– For serious elbow & forearm protection, …

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About the Caledonian Broadsword Academy of New Orleans

The Caledonian Broadsword Academy of New Orleans is a Historical Scottish Martial Arts organization that specializes in the Scottish Baskethilt Broadsword. Though most of our training is with Synthetic Baskethilts, we also practice with steel broadswords, singlesticks, targes, rapiers, and longswords. How to find us Weather permitting, we meet Saturday 10-12 at the southern edge …

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