What You'll Get
- C$60 for an eight European-swordplay classes (C$135value)
Choose between two programs:
- Rapier Fundamentals (includes eight classes and all equipment)
- Longsword Fundamentals (includes eight classes and all equipment)
Rapier Fundamentals is a beginner sword-fighting program that introduces students to the art of the rapier, the sidesword, and the longsword.
Longsword Fundamentals is also a beginner sword-fighting program that teaches students the skills of a traditional European warrior, including wrestling, two handed longsword, two handed sword and shield, spear, and quarterstaff.
See the schedule for upcoming start dates.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 14 or older. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Online registration required. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Academie Duello
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.