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Welcome to the Laboratory!
At Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly, we are martial arts researchers. Our job is getting under the hood of effective martial arts practice, figuring out what makes it work, and using that knowledge to turn our students into the best fighters they can be. The training floor is our lab, and grappling, striking, and weapon work are our subjects.
We believe that good body mechanics and balanced strength are essential to injury prevention and longevity; that the best fighters are not the ones who know the most techniques, but the ones who can make what they know work in any context; and that everyone learns best when they are having fun. Our training emphasizes adaptability, play, and dynamic problem-solving, and our students are equally comfortable on the ground and in a swordfight.
Everyone should know how to fight. It’s a fundamental human skill, and one of the best ways to build a healthy relationship between your body and mind. Our classes are open to students of all abilities and experience levels; and all ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Our goal is to help you become the strongest, fittest, deadliest version of yourself, no matter where you begin. Join us.
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!
Happy New Year! All of our class rates have been lowered by $5/credit, for 12-20% savings no matter what package you purchase! Not sure which credit package is right for you? Check out this handy infographic to get the best value for the frequency of attendance and length of commitment you want.
Happy holidays, everyone! We’ve got a few class cancellations as we head into the December busy season: Palaestra (4:00pm-5:00pm Thursdays): on hiatus until January Longsword (5:30pm-7:00pm, Fridays): on hiatus until January Dec 25th: all classes cancelled We’ll also be holding our usual New Year’s Day sparring/workout/”move until your hangover hurts less” class at 12pm on January 1st. Come play!
Welcome to our Violence Dynamics Vancouver profile series, where you’ll get to know our instructors and event organizers in the leadup to VioDy Vancouver 2017! This week, we’re introducing Cst. John Irving, who does double duty as a force options trainer with the Vancouver Police Department and Valkyrie’s favourite Adjunct Instructor.