Introduction to Classical Fencing
This is our foundational class, and all students should begin here.
An introduction to the True Art, Science and Spirit of the Sword.
Classical Fencing is a martial art that uses the practice of the sword to cultivate self-mastery.
A skill-based activity, much like music, the student must acquire a certain degree of technical skill before being capable of meaningful practice with a partner.
For safety reasons, we never permit students to practice with a partner before they have acquired that level of skill.
Bouting (sparring) is an element of practice that is inappropriate for entry-level students and will not be a part of this class.
We cover the basics of footwork and the beginning of bladework in a very organized and sequential way.
Because each class builds on the one before it, and leads to the one after it, it is important not to miss classes.
Please consider your schedule and the dates of the classes before registering.
A student who misses two classes in a row, or more than two total may not be able to continue in the class, and will not be able to progress without repeating the entire series.
We currently run this class three times per year: in the Fall (Sept-Nov), in the Winter (Feb-Apr), and in the Spring (Apr-Jun).
This class is open to students from the ages of 8-up, and adults (especially parents!) are welcome.
The lower age requirement of 8 years old is a hard limit, for developmental reasons. We do not make exceptions. More information here.
The next intro series class will begin on January 27th, 2019
Ten weeks, $100
This class is designed to take students who have done well in the Intro class, and help them gain the skills and knowledge required for promotion to the first rank in our school.
Ten weeks, $100
COMING SOON! Secrets of the Sword
This is a short series of classes intended to provide an overview of four of the weapons that we teach: Longsword, Rapier, Smallsword, and Sabre.
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