• Intro to Sword Fighting
    Intro to Sword Fighting
    Nothing can describe the feeling of when you first pick up a sword. It is a powerful symbol from out of history. Come, and experience that with us.
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  • Kunst Des Fechtens
    Kunst Des Fechtens
    Kunst Des Fechtens is a system of combat taught in the Holy Roman Empire during the Late Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern periods.
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  • Rapier
    Rapier
    An elegant weapon for a more civilized age. Our rapier program teaches you a graceful art in the Italian tradition.
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  • Practical Self-defense
    Practical Self-defense
      This program was developed and is taught by military veterans for modern needs. Our practical self-defense program is beginner-friendly.
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Intro to Sword FightingKunst Des FechtensRapierPractical Self-defense

Upcoming Events

  1. Carnegie Science Center: 21+ Medieval Times

    March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Broken Plow: Introduction to Longsword

    March 10 @ 12:00 pm - March 31 @ 1:00 pm

Classes

Intro to Sword Fighting

Nothing can describe the feeling of when you first pick up a sword. It is a powerful symbol from out of history. Come, and experience that with us.

Learn More
Kunst Des Fechtens

Kunst Des Fechtens is a system of combat taught in the Holy Roman Empire during the Late Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern periods.

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Rapier

An elegant weapon for a more civilized age. Our rapier program teaches you a graceful art in the Italian tradition.

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Practical Self-defense

  This program was developed and is taught by military veterans for modern needs. Our practical self-defense program is beginner-friendly.

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HEMS

HEMS (Historical Equestrian Martial Sports) is a modern competitive sport system based on medieval mounted combat techniques.

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Kendo

Kendo is the Japanese Way of the Sword. It is a martial arts discipline that requires equal dedication to the development of the mind and the body.

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About Broken Plow

Broken Plow is the western martial arts program under Pittsburgh Sword Fighters, LLC, specializing in the training of unarmored weapons and unarmed combat.   Pricing: Membership Pricing Schedule: Class Calendar

“Liechtenauer’s swordsmanship is a true art that the weaker wins more easily by use of his art than the stronger by using his strength. Otherwise what use would the art be?”

Instructors

Josh Parise

“I AM HEMA” – The Ape King

Longsword, Self-Defense, HEMS

Scott Barb

“NSFW”

Longsword, Self-Defense

Cheryl Jameson

“Elena d’Artois”

Rapier

Jonathan Bucci

“Jazzy”

Rapier

Jamie Kikilidis

“Goose”

Longsword

Steven Karscig

“Steve 4”

Longsword

Cody Brown

“Mordlehrer”

Longsword

Joshua Maurer

“Mr. All-American”

Longsword

Chuck Gross

“Chuckles”

Fitness & Nutrition

Reviews

  • This is the real deal. Serious, knowledgeable, and dedicated people who are genuine and authentic in their approach and pleasant and enjoyable in their attitudes. Check them out.

    John J. Feathers
  • Everybody at Broken Plow is very friendly and super helpful. It is a great learning environment and I would not hesitate to send somebody I knew to learn HEMA from them.

    Sean Marin