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

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    • 5 Sep 2019
    • 25 Jun 2020
    • 41 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
    • 2
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    Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm - The Armizare Master Class is for Advanced students.  Instructor approval is required to join. In addition to further honing and mastering techniques, this class will have a strong emphasis on the strategies and tactics of fighting, and will challenge students to successfully explain and demonstrate the various aspects of the art to the class, or to lower level students.  Required for all Armizare Instructors.  Instructor clearance required for registration.

    • 9 Oct 2019
    • 18 Dec 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:45 pm - 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!
    No Class on November 27th

    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 16 Dec 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Mondays 6:00 - 7:25 pm - 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.

    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 16 Dec 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • 9
    Registration is closed
    Mondays 7:30 - 9:00 pm - Sabre is a combat sport based on the dueling practices of 19th century Europe. During the tumultuous 19th century in Italy, political problems were often taken to the dueling ground, a tradition based on knightly combats of earlier centuries. The weapon of choice was the dueling sabre: an elegant cut and thrust weapon employed with skill and precision. We teach Italian dueling sabre as it was taught then, and we have a direct lineage, teacher to student, to the great Italian masters of the 19th century. It’s a serious art, but the enjoyment of training and testing skills with others is unmatched!
    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 17 Dec 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
    Registration is closed

    Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:25 pm - 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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