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Blood and Iron Martial Arts is one of Canada’s leading schools in western martial arts. The primary focus is producing quality fighters trained in Historical European Martial Arts, or HEMA for short. Regular classes include instruction as well as coached sparring with internationally recognized HEMA practitioners. Students can expect to use a longsword, rapier, dussack, and singlestick regularly, while sometimes being treated to new weapons or schools of thought. New comers of all fitness and experience levels are always welcome. In fact, we offer one free introductory lesson to get a feel for what we do and how we do it.

Blood and Iron Martial Arts will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to fight with multiple historical weapons. Whether you’re looking for casual fitness or competition level training, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Come train with us today!



Free Intro Class

We offer one free introductory lesson to immerse you into the world of Historical European Martial Arts. Our introductory lesson is designed to acquaint you with the weapons, concepts, and techniques you will be learning while studying at Blood and Iron Martial Arts. This offer is open to all levels of fitness and experience with no expectations on performance. All you need to bring is an open mind, comfy clothes to work out in, and a water bottle. 


Sword School Youth Program

Boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13 are welcome to join our sword school! We provide structure and discipline in a fun and safe environment. Our students enjoy instruction in longsword using foam replicas and are encouraged to spar under supervision. Our instructors are dedicated and proven martial artists who will challenge and inspire your child. To learn more about our youth program click here

Stage and Screen

Combing both his training and experience Thomas Potter’s current focus is to better historical martial arts in theatre and film. Thomas is well known for his film and theatre choreography, is a classically trained actor, noted fight choreographer, and as an experienced member of the stunt community. If you are looking to improve your stage and screen combat skills, Blood and Iron has you covered. 

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