Join the Anniversary Celebration!

tournamentOn Saturday, October 15th, we’d love for you to join us to celebrate our first year in our new home with a tournament and party!

Valkyrie Rapier Open Tournament II (10am – 4pm)

The second event in our rapier tournament series is here! Fighters in three categories (sorted by competition experience) will fight in 15 rounds of one-on-one sparring. Winners will be chosen for each category, and the fighter with the most wins overall will be crowned tournament champion! Since this is part of a series, fighters will also maintain rankings from event to event. Visit the Tournaments page to see the current rankings and tournament rules, and to register.

Fighters must pre-register by Monday, October 10th to participate in the tournament (registration: $15). Spectators are welcome all day, at no cost!

First Anniversary Party (4pm – 10pm)

After the tournament, we’ll be opening up the floor for open sparring, and opening up the school to all of our friends and colleagues who’d like to celebrate with us. Guests can mix and mingle, snack and sip, and try their hand at any of our favourite weapons.

At 5pm, Courtney and Kaja will hold their annual Battle For the Presidency. The company officers for the next year will be decided in an epic battle of swords, wits, and wills. Rumour has it that this year’s fight will also include props that go “bang!”.

Whether you’re a Valkyrie student, a fellow martial artist, or a member of our Vancouver community, we’d love to have you there to celebrate with us. Please stop in and say “Hello”, even if you’ve only got a few minutes. Thank you so much to everyone who’s made it possible for us to get this far. It’s been a beautiful, challenging, exciting year, and we can’t wait to see what the future brings!

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