Northwest Fencing Academy

A Modern School for Medieval and Renaissance Italian Martial Arts

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Classes

    • 8 Jan 2019
    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 25 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
    • 12
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    Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm - Continue your Longsword studies with our full Armizare Program!  This class will cover techniques, tactics and strategies for longsword, arming sword (single-handed sword), shield use, dagger, grappling, spear, poleaxe, and armoured techniques (armour not required)!  Every 4 to 6 weeks we'll change emphasis to explore the full range of the L'arte dell'Armizare, the Medieval Italian Art of Arms.  This class will prepare you for testing for ranks within the school, and teach you to fight effectively with the full Art of Armizare.  Requires a completion of Armizare 1: Fighting with the Medieval Longsword, and a Continuing Membership.

    • 9 Jan 2019
    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 25 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:25 - Continues the work accomplished in Armizare 2; instructor clearance required for registration. As with Armizare 2, this class will cover techniques, tactics and strategies for longsword, arming sword (single-handed sword), shield use, dagger, grappling, spear, poleaxe, and armoured techniques, but to a higher level. Every 4 to 6 weeks we'll change emphasis to explore the full range of the L'arte dell'Armizare, the Medieval Italian Art of Arms.  This class will prepare you for further testing for ranks within the school, and improve your fighting skill. Instructor clearance required for registration.

    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm - The Armizare Master Class is for all students who have successfully completed the requirements of Armizare 3.  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.  Open to all students who have successfully completed the requirements of Armizare 3, and required for all Armizare Instructors.  Instructor clearance required for registration.

    • 2 Feb 2019
    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
    • 11
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    SQUIRE - AGES 9 - 11

    Saturdays 11:00 - 11:50 am - This class is for history lovers who love to move, and learn to fight! Jousting, Archery, and Tournaments, are all blended with exciting history lessons that have been specially designed specifically for our program. Student will learn what it would have been like to live during the time of mighty Heroines and Heroes, as they learn the art of combat!

    • 4 Feb 2019
    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • 11
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    Mondays 4:15 - 5:30 pm - Our youth dueling sword & sabre program specially designed for ages 12 - 15!   They'll build strength and coordination along with their fencing skills!  This class is similar to our adult program, but is meant for young adults to learn in a safe, age appropriate setting.  Sabre and Sword area combat sport based on the dueling practices of 19th century Europe; they continue today in modified form as Olympic sports. 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 weapons of choice were the dueling sabre or dueling sword: elegant weapons employed with skill and precision. We teach Italian dueling sabre & sword 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!
    • 4 Feb 2019
    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • 12
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    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!
    • 5 Feb 2019
    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
    • 11
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    Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30 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!

    • 6 Feb 2019
    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • 11
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    Wednesdays 7:30 - 9 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!

    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 25 May 2019
    • 13 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
    • 12
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    PAGE - AGES 5 - 8

    Saturdays  10 - 10:45 am - This class is for little movers and shakers! Kids will have fun moving their bodies and learning how to coordinate their legs and arms, hand eye coordination, and some basic sword techniques using our kid friendly sword trainers. They will learn to cut and thrust, block and defend and how to move their feet, all in a safe and fun environment. They will also get to see real armour and learn a bit about history along the way!

    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 29 Apr 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • 436 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97401
    • 11
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    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.

    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 12 sessions
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    Join Armizare Instructor Ginger Larkins for a fun night of sword fights!  Women’s Night is a free event led by the women of the academy on the 3rd Friday of every month. This night includes an introductory class covering the basics in longsword, polearms, sword and buckler, dagger, or wrestling. We welcome anyone who identifies as female and we are a judgement free zone. We even have foam swords for the kids so bring your daughters along! Whatever ability or fitness level we would love to have you join us!

Past Classes

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