HMB Soft

HMB Soft

Honour & Arms Aspiring Knights Programme

What is HMB Soft?


HMB Soft is a modern sword fighting martial art for young athletes who use safe (soft) equipment: a sword, a shield and, of course, armour. Participants can start praticing from the age of 6 years old and start to compete from the age of 10 in the duelling and buhurt disciplines.

Is It Safe? 

HMB Soft is very safe as all equipment used is designed to lessen the impact and offer maximal protection to those involved. Madatory equipment are helmets, body protector, arm protectors, leg protectors and hand protection. The soft sword and the shield are also designed to reduce the impact keeping things safe and controlled.


Why HMB Soft? 

HMB Soft is a highly useful tool for competetive training for Historical Medieval Battle (HMB). It is a great way to develop technique, skills and fitness that transfer over to the main aspects of armoured combat. It also helps to teach control and discipline.

How Much Does It Cost? 

HMB Soft sessions cost £3 for children and £5 for adults. We provide all the necessary training and equipment along with teaching and syllabus to enable chidlren and adults alike to get the utmost out of their training experiences.

How Do You Train? 

We have developed our own short course syllabus for our Aspiring Knights programme which consists of 16 taught lessons. Each has a single learning objective with a lesson delivered each week and each level is grouped into 4 learning objectives as a module.

At the end of each module your child will be issued with a certificate of completion to demonstrate they have sucessfully demonstrated the learning outcomes. Ultimately however we want to keep everything fun and there will be plenty of games and energy used.

Where Do You Train?


Our dedicated club venue is at Unit 2, Bridge End Mills, Tong Ln, Whitworth, Rochdale, OL12 8BE.

This purpose built facility is designed to allow everyone to safely and effectively train in HMB whilst having fun and ejoying themselves. Children's HMB Soft is 09:00 - 10:00 every Saturday from the 15/01/2022 and adults HMB Soft is in line with our Tuesday & Thursday timetable on our training page.