Welcome to

KDF Leeds

an Historical Martial Arts Group


KDF International is an association of like minded clubs whose aim is to promote the study, development and practice of the martial arts tradition of medieval and renaissance Germany, in particular those of the Master, Johannes Liechtenauer.

It was formed in 2006 and has a growing number of chapters across both Britain and Europe.

At its core is the training of the ancient German martial art, a highly effective fighting style that was taught from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries. We welcome anyone over the age of 18 and like the historical manuscripts show this is a fully inclusive pastime.

The Leeds Chapter trains principally in longsword, sword and buckler, messer and pollaxe, although we also cover other weapon systems including sword and shield, dagger and wrestling.