Offering classes in the Columbus area since 2015, our approach to training and personal development emphasizes the importance of structure, mechanics, tempo, and measure. Our mission has always been and continues to this day – to offer engaging and accessible experiences across Fencing, Self-Defense, Movement, and Conditioning in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space that supports success and growth for our students.
Across all classes, students will be presented with instruction in foundational and advanced techniques progressing from guided solo and partner drills to active adaptations and free-sparring, with emphasis on proper footwork, mechanics, movement, discipline, control, and structure. Weapons are provided (if needed), and we will work with students when they are ready on recommendations to purchase their own weapons and sparring gear.
unlimited monthly class package at $75 per person.
Fencing, Conditioning, and Self Defense Classes
Taught by Tom Amoroso
La Sciabola (Sabre)
A single edged cutting and thrusting weapon with a curved blade and a one-handed grip, our sabre program leverages the works of Italian master Luigi Barbasetti and emphasizes the study and practice of the molinelli, which are types of circular cuts.
Wednesday Nights, 7:00-8:00pm
Spada a Dui Mani (Longsword)
A two-handed, double-edged weapon, our longsword program focuses on lessons from the Italian traditions – Fiore dei Liberi’s 15th century work Fior di Battaglia and Achille Marozzo’s 16th century work Opera Nova dell’Arte delle Armi.
Monday Nights, 7:00-8:00pm
Spada Y Daga (Rapier & Dagger)
Our rapier program focuses on fighting with both the single-handed double edged-weapon by itself and with a parrying dagger in your off hand, leveraging the works of Italian masters Ridolfo Capo Ferro and Achille Marozzo.
Wednesday Nights, 6:00-7:00pm
Daggers & Defenses
The mechanics and application of armed and unarmed self-defense techniques – strikes, joint locks, throws, escapes – with and against a dagger, as illustrated in Achille Marozzo’s 1536 Opera Nova dell’Arte delle Armi.
Saturday Afternoon, 2:00-3:30pm
A unique program created by Tom back in 2019, with sword in hand our sword yoga attendees will be guided through a series of poses and exercises designed to help increase flexibility and circulatory health and improve athletic performance.
Monday Nights, 6:00-6:45pm
Fencing and swordplay presented through an original and exciting fighting system, combining techniques from Japanese Kenjutsu and European Longsword using a competition-grade lightsaber.
Saturday Afternoon, 1:00-2:00pm