Leeds Chapter


Tudor Rose in Leeds studies and practices what its chief instructor John Hodgson terms Elizabethan sidesword (sometimes known as early rapier).

Under John’s tutelage students are instructed in the use of this cut and thrust weapon which, in the Elizabethan period (1558 – 1603), found its place on both the field of battle and in civilian self defence.

The SSS Leeds accepts students over the age of 18. Previous experience in Western Martial Arts (WMA) or Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is not necessary as all students will be offered one to one coaching and instruction to build their skill and confidence in this fascinating weapon. Everyone learns differently and our aim is to allow you to work at a pace which is comfortable to you as the student.

The SSS Leeds is a member of the British Federation for Historical Swordplay (BFHS) and John is a BFHS IL1 Instructor.

The group trains on Thursday evenings from 7.30 until 9.30pm at Farsley Community Church, Back Lane, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5EU.

If you are interested in joining the SSS Leeds or would like further information then please email us at [email protected]

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