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Become a real Archer/Swordsman

archery lesson

Become a real Archer/Swordsman

Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
15 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Hosted in
English
archery lesson

Become a real Archer/Swordsman

archery lesson

Become a real Archer/Swordsman

Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
15 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The experience will start with a brief warm-up with resistance bands, followed by an hour learning the basics of Hungarian horseback/combat archery. This will include learning special skills that you can't find anywhere else in Australia, and opportunities for fun challenges such as shooting at moving targets, or archery dueling (using safely padded arrows). Horses are not included in this experience, so you don't need any riding skills. After a short break, we'll then move on to a session of 14th century Italian Longsword, where you'll learn to fight like a real medieval Knight! This will consist of drills and footwork, along with controlled sparring with all safety equipment provided. Note that the swords used in the experience are specially made for the sport of HEMA, and are not sharp or dangerous. No prior experience or fitness is necessary, and there will be a half hour rap-up after the end of the sessions where people can discuss what they've learned and ask any questions they might have over a cup of tea. Guests can of course choose one or the other, and regular followup lessons are available for those who take an interest!

Your host

Learn more about Andrew

Andrew

I'm a professional Horseback/Combat Archery and HEMA Longsword Instructor who has just moved to Sydney. I've been teaching for around 8 years, and have had many regular students through my schools in Helensburgh and Western Sydney.

Where you'll be

Sydney Combat/Horseback Archery Training Hall is the location for this experience, there is no other travel required.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Guests must be sober (no drugs or alcohol) to participate in the activities.

What to bring

Sports Shoes

More tips

Bring enclosed shoes that you would use for sports, and a bottle of water. Do not worry if you are running late, it won't be a problem to bring you up to speed once you arrive.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Andrew
Become a real Archer/Swordsman
New experience
£40/person
New experience
£40/person