COVID-19 Response

With the health and safety of our students and instructors as our top priority, we're following guidelines from the CDC and local health officials with regards to social distancing and sheltering in place. At this time, we have suspended all in-person Tattershall School of Defense sessions and seminars, until such time we are told it is safe to resume normal operations. Even though we are not meeting in our regular spaces, we are continuing to provide quality instruction for our students.

Please see our new offerings for Online Learning, and some of our instructors are publishing additional training videos via their YouTube channels.

We look forward to when we can announce the return to in-person activities. Until then... Stay safe. Train well.

Founded in 2000 and incorporated in 2003, the Tattershall School of Defense has an established history of research, training & education. Tattershall instructors have gained international recognition for teaching & translation.

Tattershall has had a profound impact on community segments, such as the Society for Creative Anachronism, where we pioneered historical fencing and created two new combat forms.

Experienced members of TSD have been instrumental in providing translations of historical Italian fencing treatises such as Capo Ferro, Giganti, Marozzo, dall’Agocchie and Agrippa and also information on Spanish swordplay. Although the primary expertise is 16th and 17th Century Italian swordplay, instructors in the group also teach unarmed combat, smallsword, longsword, among other interests. With the majority of the School Board being or having been professional teachers, pedagogical classes are also a focus.