Northwest Fencing Academy
A Modern School for Medieval and Renaissance Italian Martial Arts

Introductory Classes

Classes

    • 9 Oct 2019
    • 27 May 2020
    • 31 sessions
    • 8
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    Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm - New Session starts January 8 2020 - The Italian Renaissance produced stunning works of art that defined perceptions of beauty and skill for centuries to come, and the Art of Swordplay was no exception. Sprezzatura – an Italian word that means “doing difficult things with effortless grace” – became the hallmark of the elegant, flowing and deadly 16th Century Italian Sidesword. Considered a necessary exercise for a person of culture as well as a required martial skill for self defense, it remains one of the most beautiful and effective forms of swordplay today.  We employ the art as it was employed then – a beautiful, elegant and refined style of fighting.  Join us and in a few weeks we'll have you fighting in style!

    • 4 Nov 2019
    • 26 May 2020
    • 29 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
    • 5
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    Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm - Class starts January 7

    Learn the knightly art of the Medieval Two-Handed Longsword! This two-handed sword was wielded with sophistication and finesse by knights and nobles, and was the central weapon of Armizare, the medieval Italian Art of Arms. Armizare was taught by Maestro d’armi Fiore dei Liberi in the late 14th century. His four illustrated manuscripts – medieval martial arts “how-to” books – teach the techniques, tactics and strategy of longsword fighting. Much more than a “brute force” weapon, you’ll learn subtle and sophisticated ways to out-think your opponent, and even use their own strength against them. It’s chess with steel!

    • 3 Dec 2019
    • 26 May 2020
    • 26 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
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    Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:25 pm - Continuing Class

    This two-handed sword was wielded with sophistication and finesse by knights and nobles, and was the central weapon of Armizare, the medieval Italian Art of Arms. Armizare was taught by Maestro d’armi Fiore dei Liberi in the late 14th century. His four illustrated manuscripts – medieval martial arts “how-to” books – teach the techniques, tactics and strategy of longsword, poleaxe, spear, dagger, and hand-to-hand fighting. Much more than a “brute force” weapon, you’ll learn subtle and sophisticated ways to out-think your opponent, and even use their own strength against them. It’s chess with steel!

    • 4 Jan 2020
    • 30 May 2020
    • 22 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
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    Saturdays 10:30 AM - Noon - Class starts January 4 2020

    This two-handed sword was wielded with sophistication and finesse by knights and nobles, and was the central weapon of Armizare, the medieval Italian Art of Arms. Armizare was taught by Maestro d’armi Fiore dei Liberi in the late 14th century. His four illustrated manuscripts – medieval martial arts “how-to” books – teach the techniques, tactics and strategy of longsword, poleaxe, spear, dagger, and hand-to-hand fighting. Much more than a “brute force” weapon, you’ll learn subtle and sophisticated ways to out-think your opponent, and even use their own strength against them. It’s chess with steel!

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