The Oxford Sword and Staff

The Oxford Sword and Staff is a Historical Martial Arts group based in Oxford.


Over the years, we have worked on our interpretation of "The Art of Combat" and are currently able to provide sessions on the Longsword, Rapier, Quarterstaff, Dussack and Dagger. As a club we are continuing to develop and will soon be providing sessions on Wrestling.

Previous martial arts experience is not necessary, so don't be nervous about turning up as a newbie. Many of us had no experience when we started and are still learning ourselves!

The main sessions take place every Tuesday in the Sports Hall at Matthew Arnold School  and are open to anyone (providing they are over 18 years of age).

1900-2000 is Members only sparring

2000-2200 is an open study session.


Current prices are set at;

Members Pricing

Monthly £25


On door price is £10 for both members (if not paying monthly) and non-members.


New attendees get their first session FREE!

Once a person completes their introductory course they will be required to take membership if they wish to continue studying with the OSS. Membership runs annually and costs £25 / year.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not and act, but a habit"





Matthew Arnold School

Arnold's Way