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

Our led saber 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, sabre, 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.

Our programs are designed to develop conditioning, confidence, sportsmanship, and discipline.

$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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Our Events

Special Events We Are Hosting

Crossroads HEMA Tournament

April 18th 2020

Crossroads HEMA Tournament

April 18th 2020

Join us on April 18th for the inaugural HEMA tournament for Columbus Saber Academy and the Ohio River Valley League. Two events for the day - longsword and military sabre.

Click here for more information and to register for the event!

Jared Kirby Training Seminar

April 19th, 2020

Jared Kirby Training Seminar

April 19th, 2020

Join us on Sunday following Crossroads for a 4hr seminar lead by Jared Kirby (www.jaredkirby.com).

The cost for the seminar is $50 per person.

Click here to register!

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

Matt Keller

Instructor

Juston Hernandez

Instructor

Juston Hernandez

Instructor

Roc Willis

Instructor

Roc Willis

Instructor

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

Nate Hill

Instructor

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