Happy International Women’s Day!

It’s time once again to celebrate the amazing women in our lives! The Valkyrie community is incredibly fortunate to have so many women in our student body, teaching team, and circle of friends. As is now tradition, we celebrated with a photo shoot that pairs the feminine with the badass. This year’s theme was Fighters in Fancy Dresses. Enjoy!

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Box. Wrestle. Fence. Bodies. 2018 Calendar

After months of hard work and secrecy, we’re very excited to announce our latest project! The Box Wrestle Fence Bodies calendar puts a martial arts twist on the long tradition of cheeky, nude fundraising calendars. In this year’s inaugural edition, 15 of our coaches and students box, wrestle, fence, balance, knife fight, and pose their way through a dozen high-quality (and tasteful!) images — and it’s all for a great cause!

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Guy Windsor Weekend Gallery

This past weekend, we had the great pleasure of hosting Guy Windsor for a two-day workshop series on Italian longsword. Guy worked through the longsword methods of Fiore de’i Liberi and Philippo di Vadi with his trademark precision, attention to detail, rigorous commitment to effective body mechanics and historical fidelity, and sense of fun.

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John’s Knife Advice

On February 26th, we hosted a one-day intensive workshop on knife disarms, taught by the inimitable John F. Irving. Knife fighting is grim business, and disarms even more so. When you’re spending a day in the heady territory of lethal weapon encounters, there’s got to be some way to lighten the mood. Fortunately, John is one of the funnier and more quotable humans we know, and we had some intrepid reporters on hand to take his pearls of wisdom and turn them into the internet’s greatest currency: memes.

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