Frequently Asked Questions

When Can I Start?

We'll always welcome new fighters at any one of our classes, but we set aside the first Saturday of each month for new fighters. During our first Saturday sessions you'll get a comprehensive review of HEMA and what our club does.

What Do I Wear?

For your first session just wear comfortable work out clothes and gym shoes. Please wear shoes that do not have a heavy tread. What we don't provide is protective cups for men, so please bring your own. When you first come to the club we will provide you with almost everything you need. For women, we do have plastrons for the chest. An example of our full uniform is red socks, knee-pants, club shirt, and proper shoes. Our club shirts can be purchased online at https://www.zazzle.com/store/phoenix_society/products

What Does It Cost?

All members must get insurance through HEMAA as members of the Phoenix Society at only $26 for the year. https://www.hemaalliance.com/memberships Club Fees Drop Ins: $20 per session. All others attend as many sessions as you like. Quarterly. $250 Available January, April, July, and October. Half-Year: $450 Available January and July. Yearly: $850 Available in January.

When Is Class?

Monday: 7-9pm (Longsword, All level welcome!) Wednesday: 7-9pm (Sparring Practice with Various Weapons) Thursday: 7-9pm (Rapier and Longsword and other) Friday: 7-9pm (Saber) Saturday : 10am-1pm(All Weapons) First Saturday of the month: 12:30 PM-1:30PM (Starting out. New students and walk-ins welcome) Last Sunday of the month: 1PM - 3PM (Cutting Class) Once a month Sunday Women-Only Class: 3PM-5PM Every other Sunday Lightsaber 6PM-8PM ($10 charge)

How To Pay?

We accept cash and PayPal @ PHXSWORD@GMAIL.COM. We are a non-profit. All money goes into club operations.