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Located north of the river in Kansas City, Missouri

We have all the gear - including swords - that you need to participate in class! Just bring yourself dressed in clothes you can move in and tennis shoes and you're set!

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Baer Swords is dedicated to uplifting people through physical activity and the community of Sword Fighting. We support inclusiveness, respect, safety, and joy. Through this community we train our minds and bodies to respect each other, our weapons, and our opponents both on and off the field of combat. Our end goal is to bring forward the Joy of Sword Fighting for all to experience.

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Getting Started

Give us a call or fill out our registry form to start sword fighting classes; we would love the opportunity to show you the ropes.

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We believe you’ll begin to love swordplay as much as you did as when you were a kid playing in the backyard.


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We love playing with swords and want to include you in our sword fighting classes!

Each lesson is designed to emphasize the importance of historical European martial arts traditions including swordsmanship, unarmed combat, dueling, and a variety of other techniques and styles. With more than 30 years of experience, Baer’s commitment to the sport is evident in all that he does, leaving his students prepared and skilled to spar with any opponent.

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Class Schedule


6PM - 7PM - BOSS fights (Baer Swords Open Sparring Sessions) - must attend formal classes before being able to attend.

7PM - 8:30PM - Exotic Weapons


6PM - 7PM - BOSS fights (Baer Swords Open Sparring Sessions) - must attend formal classes before being able to attend.

7PM - 8:00PM - Strength and Endurance for Swordfighting


6:30PM - 8PM - One Handed Weapons


6:30PM - 8PM - Two Handed Weapons


9:30AM - 11AM - Stoutsword weapons

11AM - 12:30PM - Two Handed Weapons

2PM - 3:15PM - Advanced Adult - One Handed and Two Handed - rank of Low Silver and above or invitation

3:30PM - 5PM - One Handed Weapons

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  • So, come join us in Kansas City for a class, learn some techniques in a disciplined but student-friendly environment, have a full body work out that's entirely different from anything you've done before, and meet some great people along the way. We can't wait to spar with you!
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SwordStrong KC 2023 was AMAZING! See you next year for SwordStrong KC 2024!

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