Welcome to Swordplay
This new website is designed to feature several different
areas which are described on this page. Please, feel free to wander
through, and then visit our forums or e-mail us any questions you
image gallery features many of the swords
Eddie Floyd, our founder and director, has designed and made for
mass production plus a few one of a kind pieces per customer or
student design. You will also find examples of his new martial art
We have photos
and video footage from several
of the shows and demonstrations in which we have participated.
We now have a store that
features our martial art line as well as many one of a kind weapons,
costumes, jewelry, and art.
After researching and studying the practical applications of various
edged weapon combat techniques for over thirty-five years, Eddie
now teaches a unique and dynamic martial art form. His form is easily
learned, safe, and realistic. For over ten years, our schools have
been dedicated to recreating and practicing, as realistically as
possible, the Civilian Duel. Our schools offer classes
in rapier combat, rapier and dagger combat, and katana combat. Our
objective to recreate the Duel is reached through the use
of specialized weapons and armor.
learning footwork, guards, and attacks, classes prepare you for
sparring. Previous sword arts or martial arts experience is not
necessary. No equipment, other than gloves and appropriate footwear,
is required to begin. Becoming a member does not require the signing
of a contract specifying the length of enrollment.
Classes meet a minimum of four hours per month. We
offer at least one tournament per year, and Eddie hosts monthly
seminars. We offer both adult and teen classes (14 and older).
You will find Swordplay Alliance's classes to be
a safe and realistic approach to historical combat. We provide the environment
to learn not only the art and the history of the sword fight itself
but the opportunity to recreate, as closely as possible, the Duel.