Who We Are

We are Fenris Kunst des Fechtens (FKDF) South – a fencing group that practices Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) in Winchester, Virginia. We are a satellite school affiliated with FKDF, founded by Jake Priddy.

What We Do

FKDF South practices medieval fencing, specifically Kunst des Fechtens (KDF – “Art of Fencing”). KDF was founded by Johannes Liechtenauer (circa 1400’s) and was recorded in the glosses (interpretations) of his students.

Our classes primarily focus on the German Longsword, but we also teach the following disciplines:

  • Sword & Buckler
  • Messer
  • Dagger
  • German Folk Wrestling (Ringen)