Jackie H.

Kaja, Courtney and Danielle delivered this course perfectly, with just the right amount of fun and laughter where appropriate for a course on women’s self-defense. They are incredibly knowledgeable and made every effort to foster a safe, inclusive and comfortable environment for students. Thank you, Valkyrie!

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Rob R.

Valkyrie are an amazing community of instructors and students. I’ve spent some time training with them, and have recommended others to take their beginners program. Extremely friendly, patient with beginners, and all around dedicated professionals, Randy, Courtney, and Kaja are great to work with. If you are looking for a fun challenge that will also get you fit, increase your confidence, and let you have fun with swords, then these are the people to see.

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Paul D.

I think what I’ve enjoyed most is how, while the lessons can be very hard work if you want them to be, there’s not any sort of macho atmosphere or pressure to be competitive. The school is based around being inclusive, friendly and helping people to feel safe. This makes it a particularly good choice for someone like me, who doesn’t enjoy a lot of fitness activities or feel comfortable in most gym-type situations. The…

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Ashton G.

The attitude that everyone has here is amazing. They’re all positive and supportive. It is a really comfortable place to be a part of.

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Imuginn E.

I tried very hard to make my love of swordplay go away because I didn’t think I could swing one without exacerbating my injuries. Valkyrie was the best and most joyous decision I could have made. Even in a short amount of time my posture is better and things I thought were permanent are not even bothering me. This is huge! Now, I can train again! Thank you!

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Danielle R.

The fun and supportive atmosphere created here is amazing, with the whole group laughing over shared difficulties and celebrating successes. As a long-standing Valkyrie student, the “Swords Are for Girls” workshop was a great review of our basics, clarified things that I had struggled with, and also held great new tips, techniques and exercises. The impact on my sparring was immediate, and I’ve had a lot of fun putting the information to use. I highly…

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