Academie Duello

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412 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1L1 412 W Hastings St., Vancouver Directions
+16045689907
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Report | 15 days ago
Took the Rapier Fundamentals course and it's so much fun! I really like the structured classes which makes me feel like I'm learning rather than flailing wildly.
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Report | a month ago
Well-versed instructors, encouraging, approachable! Highly recommend longsword fundamentals-it's more versatile, also you learn how to use the sidesword, and they throw in grappling moves. A good workout for the core and a good mind challenge.
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Report | 3 months ago
Very fun! I will probably take more sword classes in the future.
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Report | 2 years ago
Check online for availability prior to buying the coupon to ensure the class you want is open
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Report | 2 years ago
Great way to test what you like in European Weaponry and such a great value!!
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Report | 2 years ago
Great teachers here. Awesome environmen .
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Report | 3 years ago
Open your mind to exploring something different. The guys there are very friendly and helpful!
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Report | 3 years ago
Do it!!!
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Report | 3 years ago
Be careful - our son loved it so much that he wanted to continue and after our lovely Groupon deal, we had to buy a week-long Knight camp! Great mentorship and training - professional and dedicated staff.
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Report | 3 years ago
It's AMAZING! If you're interested in swordplay and specialized martial arts, look into it. now. NOW. Stop whatever it is you're doing (including reading this), even breathing, because once you take one look at their program, you'll no longer be able to breathe anyway. Just do it. You won't regret it. Shame on you for reading to the end of this before opening their site!
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It's a fairly common image from the Middle Ages and from fairy tales: an armoured knight on horseback, riding triumphantly into battle wielding a sword. Today, of course, such a sight would have shocked witnesses almost immediately—unless they're at Academie Duello. A centre for European swordplay and Western martial arts, Academie Duello has revived centuries-old scenes similar to the one above. It teaches students ancient battle techniques, but does not re-enact epic duels or the well-documented silly-string wars that ensued when swords broke.

The 5,000-square-foot facility extracts skills and weapon information from authentic combat manuals and primary-source texts. Its instructors turn that knowledge into an in-depth curriculum, which today provides both adult and children's programs. Most of those programs also help students stay fit, as they replace weights and treadmills with longswords, shields, and rapiers. To immerse themselves further into knighthood, students can check out Academie Duello's museum, which preserves an ever-growing collection of weapons of war, armour, and fight books.

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