===As an optional minigame===
[[File:Swordsman's school.jpg|200px|left|thumb|Swordsman's School from ''Majora's Mask'']]
''[[The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask|Majora's Mask]]'' is the first game where sword training takes place, but it's optional. In [[West Clock Town]], Link can pay one [[Rupee]] to the [[Swordsman's School]] runner to practice his sword techniques, which are the same seen in
''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]''. Before testing swordplay, however, Link is first asked to perform the side and back jumps, as well as the rolling move. The training then proceeds to test the horizontal cut, the vertical cut, the thrust and the jump attack; these moves are done the same way as in ''Ocarina of Time'' and ''The Wind Waker''. Also in Swordsman's School, Link can play a minigame where he has to cut 10 wooden sticks with the Jump Attack, which earns a [[Heart Container#Piece of Heart|Piece of Heart]].
In the other games, the sword training can be played again as an endurance game. In ''The Wind Waker'', Link can practice with Orca in a minigame where he has to hit him as many times as possible before being hit three times, or until 1000 hits are scored. At least 500 are necessary to gain a [[Heart Container#Piece of Heart|Piece of Heart]]. In addition, once ten [[Knight's Crest]]s are shown to Orca, he will teach Link the [[Spin Attack|Hurricane Spin]] through a short training tutorial.
''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]'' doesn't have a Sword Training event, there are various signposts in a part of [[Kokiri Forest]] that give tips on how to perform moves and attacks.