On June 30th, Andrew Somlyo and Beth Hammer of Seattle Escrima Club came out to teach an afternoon introductory workshop at Valkyrie. We had a fantastic time, and we can’t wait to get these great coaches back up for another visit!
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!
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!
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.