Mission Statement


The Black Falcon School of Arms' purpose is to re-construct the art of late medieval and early Renaissance English combat, with an emphasis upon the use of the longsword and quarterstaff. To accomplish this goal, the group will make use of primary sources from England and other regions, when applicable.

Research and experimentation upon this topic shall take place with a variety of different tools and using several different sources so as to gain a more complete understanding of the social climate, practical considerations and historical context associated with the art of late medieval English combat. Re-construction of said combat shall be pursued in a safe and organized manner that emphasizes development of martial skill and safe drilling and sparring practices.