Try Your Hand at Battlesword

“Game of Thrones” may be over, but for those still clamoring for some exciting sword fights, you’re in luck! The region’s only battlesword venue—allowing locals, with absolutely no experience necessary to try their hands at real sword fighting—is just minutes from your Isle apartment.

Battlesword Philadelphia offers an open platform for sword enthusiasts—from the amateur to the advanced—to compete in exciting tournaments. The venue is located in nearby East Falls, just 2.5 miles from your The Isle apartment. Since it’s the only space of its kind in the area, you have a unique opportunity to “sharpen” your skills, get a great workout and have an exciting night out with friends, all close to home (giving you plenty of options to head out on Main Street Manayunk after your tournament to celebrate your win!).

There are several different experiences available at Battlesword. Newbies (flying solo or in a group) can stop by during “open battle” hours, where they can learn the basics of sword fighting and go head to head with others to put their new skills to the test. The venue is also popular for group outings; if you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate a birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party or for a team-building activity for your co-workers, this could be it! If you want to get serious about sword fighting, join as a member for just $50 a month for unlimited access and training in the basics of Kenjutsu, the sword fighting style practiced at Battlesword and see your ranking rise as you compete at more advanced levels.

The venue provides all the equipment you’ll need—five different styles of swords, shields and armor—so all you have to do is show up and get swinging!

Battlesword Philly

3578 Scotts Lane
Sherman Mills Unit #18
Philadelphia, PA 19129