Valkyrie Base

Monday - Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
$120/4 credits

Topics Covered:

  • core body positions and athletic posture
  • introduction to gymnastics workouts and bodyweight exercise
  • basic unarmed striking and grappling
  • cutting, lunging, and defending with the sword
  • using body mechanics and angles of attack effectively
  • timing, communication, and basic tactics
  • sparring safety and etiquette
Students learning how to punch

Valkyrie Base will introduce you to the fundamentals of our striking, grappling, swordplay, and strength training methods over four classes. Our introductory program balances learning new technical skills with building an understanding of the mechanical and tactical principles that underpin our martial arts. You'll learn to throw a good punch, kick, and weapon attack, but also understand when and how to use them, and expand your own sense of your body's movement and capabilities.

Each class focuses on a different aspect of combat, from mechanical foundations and bladework, to building combinations and exploiting timing to hit your target. Graduates of this course will be ready to jump any of our ongoing programs. If you’re interested in joining a specific program after completing Valkyrie Base, let your instructor know, and they’ll make sure you’re as prepared as possible for what comes next.

Classes are taught in small groups of no more than 6 students, with an emphasis on building comfort with the movement patterns and core ideas of fighting. Student safety is a priority, and all workouts will be tailored to your starting capabilities. You’ll get lots of individual attention from instructors who understand how to adapt to a range of fitness levels, body types, and training needs.

Valkyrie Base is open to all adults (16 years or older), and no prior experience is required. Due to the individualized nature of this program, drop-ins are not possible and students must RSVP for each Valkyrie Base class at least 24hrs in advance.

If you’re not ready to commit, you can always try a free trial of any of our ongoing programs first!

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