Princes and Lords learn to survive with this art, in earnest and in play. But if you are fearful, then you should not learn to fence. Because a despondent heart will always be defeated, regardless of all skill.

- Fechtmeister Sigmund Ringeck, 1440


 Sometimes you will be as an extinguished light: do not doubt, you will soon be back. To gain the Art, not the old but the new, no effort was too great and very happy I am of having found it. I keep it secret, but as I let it go, I swear, it gives me riches and so it happens to those having this virtue.

-Fillipo Vadi, Liber de Arte Gladitoria de Dimicandi







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Our Mission:

To develop a School that embodies the traditional disciplines of the European Masters of Defense in a safe, practical, and historically realistic manner.


The Cymbrogi School of Western Martial Arts is a professional group of instructors with more than 18 years of experience practicing Johannes Liechtenauer's combat tradition, focusing on the medieval German longsword, dagger and unarmed combat. Unlike many other modern combative systems, we approach our Art from a historical, martial perspective—that is, always with lethal intent. Our years of experience and proper safety/training equipment allow us to do this while maintaining a safe learning atmosphere. We offer both adult and youth classes in WMA/HEMA. 

Great sources on the benefits of Fencing you might not have known about:

Fencing helps you in Math and Engineering




To get an idea of what the modern HEMA scene looks like, check it out here from the NY Times!


  We provide a free trial lesson for those interested in trying the class out. New students should wear exercise clothing- Closed toed shoes, track pants or shorts, light tshirt or tank top.

Please contact us with any questions, including pricing information. Directions to our studio are located on the Find Us page.

We offer 3 different classes for beginners. Class Times


Our martial arts school is perfect for those that:

  • Have, or want to develop a martial mindset
  • Are interested in European history and heritage
  • Are interested in historical European weaponry
  • Want a challenging, interesting way to improve their general fitness and functional strength
  • Are looking for an alternative to the more common martial art disciplines in the Oklahoma City metro area

Challenge yourself! If you want to become the warrior that you know is inside then send us an email...and claim your place!