Ursa Major is a HEMA / Historical Fencing and medieval interest group based in Perth, Western Australia. We train to hone our skills in a range of disciplines, including longsword, messer, dagger, and sword & buckler. In addition to training in a variety of weapon systems, and hosting and competing in local, national, & international tournaments - we also perform at public & private events, including medieval fayres, school demonstrations, parties, and more.
We train Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Stirling Community Centre located within the Charles Riley Memorial Reserve in North Beach - and Saturday mornings at the Wembley Downs Scout Hall.
Dagger, messer, sword & bucklerDiversity of skill and adaptability are key to becoming a formidable fighter. To this end we undertake a new weapon system at different intervals throughout the year. Check out what we teach to see our current roster.
As longsword is our primary weapon, we study this year round. While we regularly deep-dive into some of the more advanced or particular techniques, we frequently come back to the basics in order to maintain a solid foundation. Check out what we teach for more information on our longsword syllabus.
British sabre, Polish sabre, ringen
Our Saturday morning sessions focus on British sabre, Polish sabre, and wrestling – primarily from German sources. After these classes, members can use the hall for sparring and tournament/event prep. These sessions are held at the Wembley Downs Scout Hall - check out what we teach for more information.