Ancient Combat
Enthusiasts School

ACES teaches a structured martial art, using Western weaponry from the early Renaissance on backwards. Researched from Fightmasters such as Hans Talhoffer, texts such as the Codex Wallerstein, and using up to date knowledge of martial arts and physical instruction, our curricula meld the techniques and weapons of the past with modern methods and ingenuity.

Our Curriculum

We offer three levels of class involvement: curriculum, safety sparring, steel sparring. Our martial art is based on strength and stamina, rather than agility and speed, but the potential for more aerobic exercise is present in our safety sparring class. We assume that a new student has never held a sword – or staff, or pike – and will be trained from the basics up. We also take pride in turning no one away based on physical limitations. Bad knees? Ankles? Wrists? We will work with you so you can still train. If you want to learn medieval fighting, we want to teach you!

We offer a 30 day/one month free trial.

Please contact Dame Jennifer for more information about classes.

Photo of weapons and helms

Practice Schedule

Our classes meet every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. If you're interested in coming by to observe a class please call Dame Jennifer at 336-337-1869 to schedule a visit.


Senior Class

2pm - 3pm

Sparring Class

3pm - 4pm

First Rank Class

4pm - 5pm


All Students Class

3pm - 4pm

Safety Class

4pm - 4:30pm

Senior Class

4:30pm - 5pm


Our practices are held at the Octagon MMA & Fitness Gym in Greensboro, NC.

18A Wendy Ct | Greensboro, NC 27409