Join the Anniversary Celebration!

On 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…

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15th Biennial Romance in Medieval Britain Conference

Walpurgis Fechtbuch

At the end of August, Valkyrie coaches Kaja Sadowski, David R. Packer, Jordan Both, and Courtney Rice were invited to present a session at the 15th Biennial Romance in Medieval Britain Conference, hosted at the University of British Columbia. It’s a small academic conference that brings together literary scholars from around the world to discuss a small body of popular chivalric texts mostly written in the 13th – 15th centuries.

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What accessibility looks like at Valkyrie

One of our goals in building Valkyrie WMAA has always been to make the material we teach accessible to as many students as possible. From our curriculum design to the layout of our training space and our internal policies, we’ve built this principle into every aspect of our school. Before we even opened our permanent location, we published our Training Space Policy, which includes the following statement: Anyone who engages in discriminatory or harassing behaviour…

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Summer Guest Instructors

This July and August, we’re very excited to be hosting workshops with two excellent guest instructors. Read on to find out about upcoming workshops with Cst. John Irving and Conlan Mansfield.

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