KDF Leeds
The Royal Armouries, West Yorkshire

Beginner Courses




KDF Leeds offers beginner courses at regular intervals (usually four times a year) for people wishing to try training before progressing onto regular training.

Beginner courses normally last six weeks, cost £50 pounds and take place on Monday and Thursdays from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.

To enquire about availability on a beginners course, please complete and send the form below, detailing any previous experience you may have had (not essential).


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Regular Training




Regular training is held every Monday and Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.

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

Please note before taking part in one of our regular training sessions it is expected that you will have completed and passed one of our KDF Leeds beginners courses (see left for details). This helps to ensure a basic level of competence for all the attendees at that training session.

Regular training and beginner course sessions do not take place on Bank Holidays

Suitable club weapons and protection are provided during both beginners courses and regular training sessions, although many of our members do go on to purchase their own equipment.

Normal apparel for training consists of T-shirt, track suit bottoms and trainers.