Krieg School Appears in 5280 Magazine!

Check out this new article about the club from Denver’s own 5280 Magazine. 

“This surge of interest prompted Ben and Meg Floyd to launch the Krieg School of Historical Fencing—a Denver satellite of a Tampa, Florida, HEMA club—in 2015. The couple runs programs for the long sword, a cross-shaped weapon with a thick blade (think: Aragorn’s weapon in Lord of the Rings), and the rapier, a narrower sword used more for stabbing than slashing (like Inigo Montoya’s in The Princess Bride). The Krieg School has rented space in a fencing center on East Colfax Avenue, but ballooning class sizes recently forced the Floyds to look for their own building. They’re in negotiations for a 7,000-square-foot location and hope to add a German style of wrestling and more beginner sessions once they move.”


Announcing a New Location and a New Schedule!

Photo by Veronique McMillan.

We’re extremely happy to announce the opening of a brand new, standalone location for Krieg School Denver. This location will be opening Monday, May 1, 2017, and is located at 1050 S. Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204. 

Due to the new location, we’ll be offering a new and expanded schedule of classes.


7:00-9:00 PM: Longsword Fundamentals and Drills 

7:00-9:00 PM: Ringen Study Group 



7:00-9:00 PM: Introduction to Lichtenauer’s Longsword: A four week introductory course with the following start dates: 5/2/17. 

7:00-9:00 PM: Open floor, All Levels: Open floor for all current students. Loaner gear and weapons will be prioritized for the introductory course, so please bring your own gear.



7:00-8:30 PM: Introduction to Italian Rapier: An ongoing four week introductory course to the basics of Italian Rapier. Our next starting date is 5/3/17. 

8:30-10:00 PM: The Rapier of Salvator Fabris: Ongoing study group exploring the rapier manual of Salvator Fabris, with forays into Giganti and Capoferro as well. 



7:00-8:30 PM: Core Curriculum of Lichtenauer Longsword: A continuous class covering the core source material of older source Lichtenauer. 

8:30-10:00 PM: Advanced Longsword: A class for advanced longsword students who’ve been doing longsword for at least one year. Course curriculum will be variable, open to student input, and will focus on student growth. Advanced students will also receive training in coaching and drill formation if they wish. 



7:00-8:00 PM: Footwork, Fitness, and Flexibility for HEMA: A fitness-oriented class with an emphasis on stretching, flexibility, recovery, and improving footwork.

8:00-10:00 PM: Open Floor: All Levels 



1:00-5:00 PM: Longsword Crash Course: A four hour program designed to to allow a student to join Longsword Fundamentals, Core Curriculum of Lichtenauer Longsword, and Open Floor nights after one class.


We’d love to hear from you! Please direct all questions/comments/concerns to


Thank you!





Pictures from Longpoint…

by Meg Floyd

Longpoint’s one of our favorite events to attend every year, and for the last two years, I’ve paid to have the lovely Mandy Michels, professional photographer of the tournament since its inception, to do a group portrait of the club. They turned out just lovely this year…


HEMA featured in the NYTimes

The NYTimes recently featured a video and editorial on Historical European Martial Arts (Denver).  The coverage was great and has really incentivized many new students to take up the sword literally all around the world.  Krieg School’s head instructor, Ben Floyd, is at the forefront of this charge to bring HEMA to more people in the US and abroad.   Krieg School has recently expanded to Denver and is still going strong in Tampa Bay.

Here’s the story:

We’re going national!


We are happy to announce that Krieg School of Historical Fencing is going national. Instructor Gary Hendrick will be taking over as head instructor of the Krieg School Tampa Bay location (with classes continuing as normal), and Ben and Meg Floyd will be opening a brand new studio in Denver – schedule and location to be announced later this fall. We look forward to seeing you in the mountains! 

Spring Krieg 2014

As Krieges-Schule 2014 rapidly approaches, we hosted a mini-tournament of local clubs to get everyone ready for the big event in May. We had a good turn out and it was great to see all the fights. Thank you to everyone who attended and judged (which was everyone), and special thanks to Kodie R. for point-keeping, Gary H. for reffing, and Aras U. for being ringmaster.

Congrats also to the winners of the longsword tournament!

1st Place – Ben Floyd

2nd Place – Craig S.

3rd Place – Gary H.


Grand Opening at Highland Rec & Class Schedule Updates for Summer 2013!

Greetings, all. We had a great time at Highland Recreation Complex’s Grand Opening this weekend, and got the chance to meet and show our fencing to many members of the public (some of whom will hopefully soon be new students). Thanks to Craig S. and Jenny P. for coming out to help at the booth. We’d also like to thank the staff for having us both Friday and Sunday evening–especially Mandy Petersen.

Most importantly, however, we have class scheduling updates for this month, as we’ll be transitioning back to having our Tuesday AND new Saturday classes at a new time at Highland Rec. Please note the schedule for June 2013 below.

Tuesday June 4th – NO CLASS

Saturday June 8th – Last class at Southwest Rec – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuesday June 11th – Classes at Highland Rec resume – 7:30 – 9:00 PM (Take the elevator upstairs to the classroom!)

Saturday June 15th – Class at Highland Rec – 12:00 – 3:30 PM (note changed time!!)

Tuesday June 18th – Class at Highland Rec 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Saturday June 22nd – Class CANCELED for Midsummer Fencing BBQ!

After June 22nd, classes will be held at Highland Rec, Tuesdays 7:30-9:00, Saturdays 12:00-3:30.

Thanks all!

IMPORTANT! Class schedule update!

TEMPORARY SCHEDULE UPDATE – Due to construction at Highland Recreation Complex, Tuesday night classes are CANCELED for the time being. We will instead be holding class every Saturday between April 1st, 2013 and June 9, 2013 at SOUTHWEST RECREATION COMPLEX, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Address: 13120 Vonn Rd, Largo, FL 33774
Phone:(727) 518-3125
Tuesday AND a new Saturday class will resume at Highland Recreation Complex on June 10, 2013.