New Fall Schedule Starts September 11th – Register Now!

Fall 2023 ScheduleStarts September 11th
All Classes are for ages 15 & up
5:45 – 7:00: Armizare Fundamentals
7:15 – 8:45: Armizare Intermediate
8:45 – 9:15: Freeplay
6:00 – 7:30: Armizare Techniques of Armoured Combat
7:30 – 8:00: Freeplay
5:45 – 7:00: Bolognese Fundamentals
7:15 – 8:45: Bolognese Intermediate/Advanced
8:45 – 9:15: Freeplay
5:45 – 7:00: Armizare Fundamentals
7:15 – 8:45: Armizare Advanced
8:45 – 9:15: Freeplay
Bi-weekly Sessions
Please note that these may sometimes be rescheduled due to holiday or other conflicts; please double-check the in-school whiteboard, Facebook, and the Discord to confirm
Friday Fight Night Schedule:
2nd Friday of the month: Academy Fight Night – Students Only
4th Friday of the month: Open Fight Night – Guests Welcome
Sundays – 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month:
10:00 – 12:00: Tournament-Focused Open Practice
12:00 – 2:00: Armizare Workshop
Scheduled Closures (See Special Sessions for make-up classes):
Monday September 4: Labor Day
Monday September 25: Yom Kippur
Wednesday November 22 – 26: Thanksgiving
December 26: Christmas
January 1: New Year’s Day
Special Sessions:
Tuesday September 5
6:00 – 8:30: Armizare Open Floor 
Tuesday September 26
6:00 – 8:30: Armizare Open Floor
Tuesday November 21
6:00 – 8:30: Armizare & Bolognese Open Floor
Wednesday December 28
6:00 – 8:30: Armizare Open Floor
Tuesday January 2
6:00 – 8:30: Armizare Open Floor

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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.