I've found a couple places I could get to on a semi-regular basis and was just wondering if anyone has heard anything about either of them? The first one was a place called english martial arts in Guildford but their website appears to be down which is a pain in the butt. I also have the School of the Sword in Godalming http://www.schoolofthesword.com/index.html And the 1595 club which I've seen recommended on a few boards but would probably be the hardest to get to http://www.the1595.com/ Since I know my options are limited I'm not overly fussed what material the one I go to works from or which weapons they specialise in, but I am cautious that I want to try this specifically from a historic interest standpoint so I would want to go to one that does actually work from historic sources, not just a group that messes about with swords for a bit. On top of that, a couple other questions: 1. Due to distance, my mma training, and the fact I'm only a part time worker, I would only be able to afford to go to class once every two or three weeks. Seeing as these places seem to only do one or two a week anyway its not a huge loss compared to other clubs I've joined, but would instructors be particularly accommodating to that, or should I expect them to not be best pleased about it? 2. As you might have guessed, I'm a natural lefty. Is that a problem when it comes to HEMA type training or are people generally cool with it?