Valkyrie Rapier Open III : That’s a Wrap!

Our third Valkyrie Rapier Open tournament offered an exciting twist on our established format. We had 20 fighters from across the Lower Mainland mixing it up all day and saw some nail-bitingly close matches. Two categories were settled by tie-breaker fights, and everyone left satisfied. Congratulations to our winners!

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Raise Up Your Fellow Woman! Happy International Women's Day 2016

At Valkyrie WMAA, International Women’s Day is one of the most important holidays of the year. It’s a great opportunity to publicly celebrate the amazing women of our school, and to connect more strongly with our martial arts sisters around the world. This year, we had the opportunity to pull some of our students together for a fun photo shoot, and produced some epic “propaganda” posters to encourage the amazing ladies of Western Martial Arts to band together and share their strength with one another. Here are the final products, as well as a few outtakes from the photo shoot itself.

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Grand Opening a great success!

On Saturday, October 10th, we officially opened the doors of our new location at 2603 Kingsway. The day began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony (with a sharpened boar spear in lieu of scissors) at 10am, after which we opened the floor for sparring and socializing. A great group of guest fighters came out from fellow Vancouver swoprdplay schools Academie Duello and Blood & Iron, our neighbours at East Van BJJ, and the Society for Creative Anachronism.…

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Summer Class Snapshots

It’s been a little while since we added a new photo gallery. Here are some candid shots from some of our August classes, which have been giving us a chance to really get a feel for the new training space. It’s coming along nicely, and we’ve now had a good amount of time to test out teaching and practicing on the new floor. We’re really looking forward to officially opening our doors on October 10th…

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