Ckdf cover photo

Welcome to Capital Kunst des Fechtens!

Capital Kunst des Fechtens (CKDF) is one of the largest non-profit Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) schools in the eastern U.S. 

We teach a variety of classes in armed and unarmed combat, including: longsword, great sword, broadsword, rapier, polearms, dagger, single stick, Bartitsu, grappling, and more

Like swords? Want to learn more? Email us!



Yule Duel 2022

  • Brazen Fitness
  • 10 Dec 2022
  • 18:00 – 23:00

It's the most "wounderful" time of the year!  Join us for CKDF's annual holiday event, Yule Duel.... More Details

Introduction to German Longsword & Capital Kunst des Fechtens

  • Brazen Fitness
  • 26 Jan 2023
  • 19:45 – 22:00

Image: Trojanerkrieg - Willehalm von Orlens - Herzog Ernst 1441 More Details