Due to rising cases counts in Eugene (and the world), we have returned to online only classes for the time being. We regret the necessity but believe this is the most responsible course. The schedule for online classes is below.
Online Class Link:
The online class link is in the Online Class Portal.
I.33 Sword & Buckler – 5:00 – 6:00 PM (doors open at 4:50)
Armizare Instructors Only Class – 6:40 PM – 7:40 PM (doors open at 6:00)
(This class is not currently broadcast)
Armizare – 6:10 PM – 7:10 PM (doors open at 6:00)
Online Lecture Series – covering history, medieval and Renaissance Martial Arts
Usually every two weeks; dates will be announced.
Next Lecture: Wednesday October
Bolognese Sword – 5:00 – 6:00 PM (doors open at 4:50)
Armizare – 6:40 PM – 7:40 PM (doors open at 6:30)
We are living in a time of considerable uncertainty, and considerable stress. Exercise and martial arts can help us relieve that stress. Armizare was born in the era of the Black Death, a plague that devastated Europe, particularly Italy, in Fiore’s youth and paid periodic visitations for centuries to come. We never expected to find ourselves in a modern global pandemic, but here we are. During this time, it’s important that we all have the ability to focus on our physical and mental well-being. Both physical exercise and intellectual engagement are critical parts of our overall health.
We will have to be flexible in our approach. I expect that over the next couple of years, until there is a vaccine, we will have periods of greater and lesser restrictions on movement and activities. (Testing and tracing could help greatly with this, but we have seen that those resources are not available and are not likely to be for quite some time.) Northwest Fencing Academy will use the combination of live classes, online classes, and online courses to build a useful and meaningful training program that we can all follow. We will have to plan strategically, we will have to be flexible, and be nimble as well – but that’s really what martial arts is all about, when you get right down to it.