Introductory Workshops for the New Year

Valkyrie boxing lesson, featuring Kat and Danielle

January is a month of resolutions, new plans, and new energy for jumping into a training or fitness regimen. We understand the urge to kick off the dust of the old year with some serious exercise — or a new fighting style or two — and we’re here to help. This month, we’re running a whole array of introductory workshops to let you get started with as little work as possible. Intro to Valkyrie Series…

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We were at VISS (and it was awesome)!

At the end of March, we wrapped up our participation in the 3rd Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium, hosted by Academie Duello. Two of our instructors and one senior student were in attendance, and we presented two workshops and a lecture, along with attending as many other instructors’ classes as we could manage. VISS is an incredible event that brings together instructors and students from across North America (and one or two from Europe) for 3…

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Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium

On March 27-29, 2015, Academie Duello will be hosting the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium (VISS). Billed as “a worldwide gathering of swordplay enthusiasts”, VISS offers three full days of workshops and lectures by swordplay instructors and scholars from around the world, along with a Saturday evening gala. This year’s theme is The Pursuit of Mastery: Live, Move, Think, Fight, and all workshops and lectures will address one or more of these four pillars of training.…

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