Founded in 2015, Columbus Saber Academy offers weekly instructor lead training in Longsword, Military Sabre, Rapier, and LED Saber, as well as our Longsword Yoga and Defenses & Daggers programs.
CSA's mission is to provide an open, welcoming, and inclusive environment that empowers personal growth and development and encourages community interaction through swordsmanship.
Our classes and workshops are structured to develop ability, endurance, confidence, and sportsmanship through individual, and partner drills in foundational and advanced martial techniques that focus on proper structure, mechanics, tempo, measure, and movement.
Beginners are welcome in all classes, and we encourage you to try a variety of classes to find those that fit you best. Click on the Schedulicity link above, or the "Sign Up For Classes" menu item to join us in a class.
For unlimited classes, school fees are $65 per month for an individual or $110 per month for a family.
CSA is a member organization in the Ohio River Valley HEMA League (ORVL) and our students and instructors are active in the HEMA community, participating in tournaments and workshops around the country throughout the year, and are proud to host our annual Crossroads tournament series.
The goal for all our Crossroads events is to present experiences (and awards) that support personal growth of fighters as well as the growth of our local, regional, and national HEMA community. As part of the prizes, CSA will pay the winner's registration fees for their next ORVL tournament event!
Our first Women's Longsword tournament on Saturday February 19th was a great success - congratulations to all the fighters!
Join us on Saturday and Sunday September 17th and 18th for our Crossroads 2022 event where we will host tournaments in Women's Longsword, Open Longsword, and Open Steel Sabre.
To promote accessibility and community building, we have kept our tournament registration costs to a minimum, and target to complete each event as early as possible to allow plenty of time for social interaction. Click the Crossroads link above to register.
Good luck to all our competitors!