By The Sword

Western Sword Fighting in Ballarat

‘By The Sword Ballarat’ is a place for people of all ages and abilities to come together and learn the ancient art of Western Sword Fighting.

Sword fighting is a fun and different way to get fit as it uses every muscle in the body and requires speed, strength and endurance to execute perfectly. It also improves balance, reaction time, concentration levels, problem solving and quick thinking skills.

Bayden uses the manuscripts of the ancient Masters:

  • Fiore de Liberi
  • Hans Talhoffer
  • and George Silver

By The Sword Ballarat aims to bring together the HEMA, LARP and Re-enacting communities to help expand knowledge and enjoyment of sword fighting.


  • HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) style classes
  • basic training
  • intermediate classes
  • classes tailored just for kids ages 6 and up.
  • Fitness classes – focusing on body weight and cardio-vascular exercises.


Bayden Furness

phone: 0497553481


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