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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Valkyrie T-Shirt Preorders

T-shirt preorders are open! Order your new Valkyrie t-shirt now for the special low price of only $18. They are made from performance fabric, available in men’s and women’s sizes in royal blue, purple, and lime green. See below for sizing charts. Click here to download the order form. The deadline to submit your order is September 2nd. Once we’re received your order and confirmed the shipping charges we will email you an invoice to…

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Student Profile: Phil Persad

Phil Persad, 28, Calgary

How long have you been practicing martial arts? Which one(s)? I did several years of Karate as a child and some modern fencing in high school/college. I started historical fencing about 5 years ago and have been at it since. What brought you to Valkyrie WMAA? I hit a plateau in my training where the primary barrier to improved martial skill was physical fitness. I knew several key individuals at Valkyrie from my years in…

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Student Profile: Melissa M

Melissa, 36, Maple Ridge

How long have you been practicing martial arts? Which one(s)?   A friend brought me to my first Society for Creative Anachronism fencing practice in a parking garage when I was 18, then I joined the UNBC Fencing team when I got to university and we went to the Northern BC Games with foil and epeé. I’ve dabbled in Tai Chi, Aikido, and a few self-defense courses, but unless yoga counts as a martial art,…

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