Founded in 2015, Columbus Saber Academy offers weekly instructor lead training in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) geared to develop ability, endurance, confidence, and sportsmanship through individual and partner drills in foundational and advanced martial techniques, focusing on structure, mechanics, tempo, measure, and movement.
We offer weekly classes for teens and adults in Longsword, Military Saber, Yoga, and General Conditioning, as well as our youth and teen lightsaber class.
CSA's mission is to provide an open, welcoming, and inclusive environment that empowers personal growth and development and encourages community interaction through swordsmanship.
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). 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 an experience that support personal growth of fighters as well as the growth of our local, regional, and national HEMA community.
Our annual Crossroads event on September 17th and 18th was simply amazing. We had 96 participants, across 20 schools, and 528 matches over 14hrs in Women’s Longsword, Open Longsword, and Open Steel Sabre – thank you to all our fighters, sponsors, staff, volunteers, family, and friends!
We are already discussing our next event - click the Crossroads link above to see all our winners and stay informed for all future tournament events!