School of Historical European Martial Arts

Blood and Iron Martial Arts is one of Canada’s leading schools in western martial arts. The primary focus is on producing quality fighters trained in Historical European Martial Arts or HEMA for short.

We are now offering online classes during this public health crisis.
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. Newcomers of all fitness and experience levels are always welcome.

Private Intro Class

We offer a 1-hour Private 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 we teach here at Blood and Iron. We make for a creative and entertaining date night, birthday present, or just something wild to post on your Instagram!  You can book one for yourself.

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.

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.

One of Canada’s Leading Schools in Western Martial Arts

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!