Rocky Mountain Swordplay Guild (RMSG) is a martial arts school focusing primarily on Armizare, the Italian tradition recorded in the early 15th century by master Fiore dei Liberi. Fiore composed illustrated treatises to instruct his noble students in unarmed combat, knife fighting, swordplay, the use of polearms, and mounted combat: a complete and sophisticated system that today gives modern practitioners an unrivaled window into the world of the medieval knight.
New students of the Guild train in wielding the medieval longsword (a two-handed sword, approximately 44″-54″ long), grappling, and dagger fighting. More advanced students explore all the weapons and techniques of Fiore dei Liberi, including the spear and other polearms, and fully armored combat techniques. At all levels, students develop a foundational understanding of body mechanics and the universal kinesthetic principles that inform all our weapons training.
We have a long history of practice and training in the Denver area and as an active part of the wider Western Martial Arts (WMA) and Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) communities. As a chartered daughter school of the Chicago Swordplay Guild, the RMSG is helping to interpret and transmit the art of arms to new generations. We encourage a warm and respectful training environment that’s supportive of everyone’s safety and development.
Learn historical swordplay
Sign up for our adult Introductory Class, held on Saturday mornings. Read more about our classes here. All you need is a great attitude and comfortable workout clothing; we have swords and protective gear for you to use in class. You’ll learn the body mechanics, footwork, and basic longsword techniques to build a solid foundation for more advanced training.Sign up!
Rocky Mountain Swordplay Guild
2875 S. Tejon Street, Englewood, Colorado 80110
The Rocky Mountain Swordplay Guild does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.