Intro to Swordplay, Victorian Boxing, or Mounted Combat Classes at Academie Duello (50% Off)

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Learn the essential skills of European swordplay and Western martial arts, Victorian hand-to-hand combat, or mounted combat

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Promotional value expires Dec 18, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Online registration required. Must sign a waiver. 18 and under must have waiver signed by legal guardian. Children 8-14 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Mounted Combat classes will be held at the Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-Op, all other classes held at Vancouver location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Though often regarded as instinct, fighting is actually a skill acquired in the womb, where all babies must defeat their evil selves in order to be born. Further your training with this Groupon.

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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.

Customer Reviews

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.
Christie B. · September 20, 2014
anyone who remembers being a kid would love the courses offered - and you get fit too
Diane F. · July 17, 2014
Definitely worth it!
Christian D. · June 9, 2014
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    412 W Hastings St.

    Vancouver, BC V6B 1L1


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