KDF Leeds
The Royal Armouries, West Yorkshire

Welcome to

KDF Leeds

an Historical Martial Arts Group


KDF International is an association of like minded clubs whose aim is to promote the study, development and practice of the martial arts tradition of medieval and renaissance Germany, in particular those of the Master, Johannes Liechtenauer.

It was formed in 2006 and has a growing number of chapters across both Britain and Europe.

At its core is the training of the ancient German martial art, a highly effective fighting style that was taught from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries.

The Leeds Chapter trains principally in longsword, although we also cover other weapon systems including sword and buckler, pollaxe, dagger and wrestling.