Founded in 2015, Columbus Saber Academy offers structured martial training in modern swordsmanship.

Our lightsaber program includes techniques from both traditional Western and Eastern martial arts. Our Historical European Martial Arts program offers training and practice in longsword, rapier, dagger, saber, and pike.

Classes cover basic and advanced techniques, forms, drills in timing, distancing, footwork, offensive and defensive strategy and tactics, controlled bouting, and tournament sparring.

Both our lightsaber and HEMA programs are designed to develop conditioning, confidence, sportsmanship, and discipline.

HEMA Training

historical and classical sword arts

  • Mon, Wed 6:30pm-9pm
  • Sat 12:30pm-2:00pm
  • Sun 5:30pm-8:30pm (open bouting)

Lightsaber Training

martial training in saber combat

  • Tues, Thur 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Sat 11:00am-12:00pm (beginners)
  • Sun 5:30pm - 8:30pm (open bouting)

$65 per month

UNLIMITED CLASSES

You are welcome to attend as many or as few classes as you can each month. Monthly fee does not include participation in any outside activities (community events, conventions, demonstrations, etc) as additional fees may be required.

Family and Group discounts available.

1-1 Training for all our classes is available at an additional per session or block fee.

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The Saber Experience

immersive group training

Our Saber Experience is completely unique to all of Ohio.

The 2hr experience includes training in sabering basics, 1-1 drills, controlled sparring, and combat challenges against our instructors.

Perfect for bachelor or bachelorette parties, team building events, "date nights", and group events - everyone will enjoy the challenge!

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Our Instructors

Meet The Team

Tom Amoroso

Owner / Head Instructor

Tom Amoroso

Owner / Head Instructor

I started down my 30+ yr martial path back in 1987 with a TaeKwonDo club throughout college and then at SJ Kim's TKD in NYC after I graduated. In 1997 I started training in the Bujinkan (the foundation of my sword experience) with Mark Gueest while in parallel studying classical Italian foil under Ramon Martinez.

In 2008 I moved from NYC out to Westerville Ohio, I started training in olympic style saber and then rediscovered my love to Taekwondo, studying with Mr. Perdue here in Westerville.

In Jan of 2016 I founded the Columbus Knights Saber Team, which would, 1yr later, evolve into Columbus Saber Academy. I still train in Ninpo, and continue with my own sword training, applying both japanese and european techniques to lightsaber combat. In parallel I have started training in Italian saber as well as German longsword.

Work hard. Train Hard. Never stop Learning. Failure is just a step along the way.

Matt Keller

Instructor, HEMA

Matt Keller

Instructor, HEMA

Juston Hernandez

Instructor, Lightsaber

Juston Hernandez

Instructor, Lightsaber

Roc Willis

Instructor, Lightsaber, HEMA

Roc Willis

Instructor, Lightsaber, HEMA

Eric King

Head Instructor, HEMA

Eric King

Head Instructor, HEMA

I love to fight. Sword fighting is making beauty through violence and I love it. I started fencing in 2000. I’ve been competitively fighting for 14 years and teaching for 3 years. I’ve competed in epee, historical Italian foil, rapier, dagger, short sword, longsword and light saber. I’ve competed in the USFA, WMA, SCA, HEMA and TSL. I’m very strong on timing and distance. My specialty is rapier and longsword.

Nate Hill

Instructor, lightsaber

Nate Hill

Instructor, lightsaber

The Saber Legion

International Saber Combat

Columbus Saber Academy is proud to be a partner with The Saber Legion to grow sabering across the region, hosting and sponsoring regional events.

The Saber Legion is an international organization with over 8000 active members and fighters across the US and the world. TSL is the leader in full contact saber combat and dedicated to continuing to grow saber combat as a recognized global sport.

Members of CSA are active members in TSL and regularly participate in local and national events throughout the year. CSA is honored to be the host of the Crossroads tournament and Saber Gathering events each year!

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Events

Special Events We Are Attending

Crossroads

Crossroads

CSA's HEMA Tournament - Longsword and Sabre events.

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