…to the Renaissance Sword Club. We are a sword-based martial arts club in London and the South East of England.
We fence with rapiers, sideswords and other weapons of the Renaissance, not as re-enactment but as a modern martial art.
While we are an instructor led club, we do not believe in imposing a personality and we want people to feel a part of something from the beginning.
We hope you can take time to look around the site and maybe like us on Facebook. If you have any questions or would like to come and see what we do, please send a message via the ‘Contact Us’ page
Our Lead Instructor is Rob Runacres. Rob’s main passions are for rapier forms and the Bolognese sidesword, and he has taught a variety of workshops in Europe, of particular note rapier and cloak, rapier and dagger and sidesword and dagger. The main Masters he studies are Salvatore Fabris, François Dancie and Giovanni dall'Agocchie , but within a wider context of French and Italian masters.
Rob is a strong believer in Western Martial Arts as a modern discipline with historical roots, rather than simply a recreation of specific treatises. He is perhaps happiest when teaching and has taught workshops in France, Belgium, Germany and Spain.