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All Introductory Classes include in-class use of masks, gloves, and swords.
Introductory classes also include a free school t-shirt!

Introduction to Medieval Longsword

Mondays 6 - 7:30 PM September 11 - November 27
Learn the art of the medieval longsword! This two-handed sword was wielded with sophistication and finesse by knights and nobles, and was the central weapon of Armizare, the medieval Italian Art of Arms. Armizare was taught by Maestro d’armi Fiore dei Liberi in the late 14th century. His four illustrated manuscripts - medieval martial arts “how-to” books - teach the techniques, tactics and strategy of longsword fighting. Much more than a “brute force” weapon, you’ll learn subtle and sophisticated ways to outthink your opponent, and even use their own strength against them. It’s chess with steel!
Cost: $85 per month for 3 months
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Introduction to Classical Dueling Sabre

Tuesdays 4:30 - 6 PM September 5 - November 21
During the tumultuous 19th century unification of Italy, political problems were often taken to the dueling ground, a tradition based on knightly combats and noble duels of earlier centuries. The weapon of choice was the dueling sabre: an elegant cut and thrust weapon employed with skill and precision - more often fought to first blood than to a more final conclusion. We teach Italian dueling sabre as it was taught then, and we have a direct lineage, teacher to student, to the great Italian masters of the 19th century. It’s a serious art, but the enjoyment of training and testing skills with others is unmatched!
Cost: $85 per month for 3 months
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August 2017 Beginning Membership

Ongoing Classes - See Schedule
Begin your swordplay adventure! Membership for one Fundamentals class per week. Follow up with our Fall Introductory courses.
Cost: $75

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Introduction to Renaissance Swordplay

Thursdays 7 - 8:30 PM September 7 - November 30 (No Class on November 23)
The Italian Renaissance produced stunning works of art that defined perceptions of beauty and skill for centuries to come, and the Art of Swordplay was no exception. Sprezzatura - an Italian word that means “doing difficult things with effortless grace” - became the hallmark of the elegant, flowing and deadly 16th Century Italian Sidesword. Considered a necessary exercise for a person of culture as well as a required martial skill for self defense, it remains one of the most beautiful and effective forms of swordplay today.
Cost: $85 per month for 3 months
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Academy Cavaliers - Children's Longsword Program

Wednesdays 4:15 - 5:15 September 6 - December 20 (No Class on November 22)
Saturdays 9:45 am - 10:45 am September 9 - December 15 (No Class November 25)

Based on our famous History Explorer Summer Camps!  Learn the ways of chivalry and the sword! Medieval society was rich and varied. Students will explore daily life and society and train with sword and shield while learning about the history of the middle ages! They will learn hands-on about historical armour, weapons, battle tactics and more. They even get to train to joust with a lance and quintain!
Cost: $85 per month for 4 months

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Continuing Membership

Ongoing Classes - See Schedule
Continue your swordplay adventure! Membership for all intermediate and advanced level classes for which you have completed an Introductory course. You may take an unlimited number of classes. This pass is auto-renewed monthly.
Cost: $99 per month for 12 months
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