January 2022 Schedule:

The week of January 24th we will hold classes in-person, with a video option for those who prefer.   
We will vent the studio to the outside with fans, so a sweatshirt – or your gambeson – is probably in order. Please wear a well-fitted mask.  We recommend N95 or KN95 masks.
The focus will be on solo drills, but there will also be some partner drills in most classes.  For this week we’re going to limit freeplay to a couple of rounds at most.
Registered students only – check your email for the video link!

Mondays:
Youth Armizare at 6pm
Tuesdays:
Fundamentals Course 6 – 7:15 pm 
Advanced Class at 7:30 – 8:45 pm
Advanced Freeplay at 8:45 pm
Wednesdays:
Fundamentals Course 6 – 7:15 pm 
Advanced Bolognese Study Group 7:30 – 8:45 pm
Advanced Bolognese Freeplay at 8:45 pm
Thursdays:
Instructor Class 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Advanced Class 6:45 – 8:15 pm
Advanced Class Freeplay at 8:15 pm
Sundays:
Open Floor Training – To Be Determined
Friday Fight Night – To Be Determined

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Medieval Martial Arts

Martial Arts are literally “the Arts of Mars,” the Roman God of war, and throughout the centuries Europe has been home to a complex martial culture, from antiquity through the Middle Ages and Renaissance to the present day. Italy’s martial arts heritage is especially rich, and Northwest Fencing Academy is a school dedicated to the practice of Traditional Italian Swordplay and Martial Arts. Founded in 1997, the Academy provides professional instruction and training programs in the medieval art of Longsword, Polearms, Grappling, and Dagger (collectively known as Armizare), the elegant SideSword of the Renaissance, and the deadly 19th century Dueling Sabre. We employ the traditional European apprenticeship model, modern physical education practices, and careful research and scholarship of historical martial arts in a comprehensive, balanced curriculum. We invite you to join us in this new Renaissance of Historical Martial Arts!

Mission and Values

Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, youth, and adults and our community in general, through the study of Medieval and Renaissance Italian Martial Arts. We specifically prohibit discriminatory or harassing behavior based on race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic or religious background, or ability, and we will respond quickly, seriously, and fairly to all forms of harassment, hate speech, or bullying.
We strive to create a physical environment where everyone can learn to respect one another; our martial arts school promotes a safe and supportive training space, where our students are assisted in achieving their highest potential in physical fitness, coordination, flexibility, endurance, mental clarity, and focus.
We are a member of Fighters Against Racism, an educational forum combating racism.