• 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, starting in January.
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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, as described in the contemporary Fechtbücher (“combat manuals”) written at the time. During the period in which it was taught, it was known as the Kunst des Fechtens or the “Art of Fencing”. […]
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  • Rapier
    Rapier
    An elegant weapon for a more civilized age.
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  • Modern Self-defense
    Modern Self-defense
      Our practical, modern, and beginner-friendly self-defense program was developed and is taught by military veterans.
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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, starting in January.

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Modern Self-defense

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

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Rapier

An elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

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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, as described in the contemporary Fechtbücher (“combat manuals”) written at the time. During the period in which it was taught, it was known as the Kunst des Fechtens or the “Art of Fencing”. […]

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About Broken Plow

Broken Plow is the formal name of The Pittsburgh Swordfighter's Western Martial Arts school, 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?”

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

Instructors

Cody Brown

“Mordlehrer”

Mordlehrer

Jamie Kikilidis

“Goose”

Goose

Scott Barb

“Scott’s bio or quote”

Punisher Squad

Josh Parise

“I AM HEMA”

The Ape King
  1. Broken Plow: Introduction to Longsword

    January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Broken Plow: Introduction to Longsword

    January 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Broken Plow: Introduction to Longsword

    January 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm