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About A Chat with Northwest Fencing Academy
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Swords! We teach the European Martial Art of Armizare, a 600 year old system of fighting with the two-handed sword, single-handed sword & shield, spear, poleaxe, & dagger. Our instructors and senior students will welcome you and guide you in your path from fundamentals to mastery!
What equipment is provided? Is there anything visitors need to bring?
We provide masks, gloves, basic protective gear, and swords for in-class use. Students should wear exercise clothing that doesn't restrict movement (sweats, yoga pants and similar pants plus a t-shirt are fine) and tennis shoes.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I've loved fencing and medieval history since I was a kid. I became a fencer and competed, & later attended a 3 year program to train fencing masters. I've used this experience to research the older martial traditions of Europe. I work from the original, centuries-old "how-to" books of that time.
What do you love most about your job?
I love to teach and to fence with all the various swords of European history! It's the ideal martial art for a student of history like myself: I get to combine study of books with physical training in martial arts and fencing, and I get to share that passion with others.