Beginner Study Guide

This document is a supplementary guide to Beginner’s Longsword as taught by True Edge Academy of Swordsmanship and the UCSA. Interpretations herein are subject to change over time. Represented here are the current interpretations of historical swordsmanship by modern interpreters and sources considered well researched by the HEMA community at large and approved by local instructors. Students should use this guide and its resources to gain understanding in foundational concepts common to both primary longsword traditions. Please refer all questions regarding content and interpretation to the instructors.


This document lists the specific cuts and motions of the True Edge Academy “Form”. Students must be able to perform The Form smoothly to advance to Level 2.