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
A comprehensive Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) program covering Dueling Sabre, Rapier, and Sidesword, utilizing the works of Italian masters Luigi Barbasetti, Ridolfo Capo Ferro, and Achille Marozzo.
Fencing and swordplay presented through an original and exciting fighting system, combining techniques from Japanese Kenjutsu and European Longsword using a competition-grade lightsaber.
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.
With sword in hand, students are guided through a series of static and dynamic movements that will help increase flexibility, circulatory health, and athletic performance, as well as be introduced to the basics of sword fighting.
Spada a Dui Mani (Longsword)
Our longsword program focuses on lessons from the Italian traditions, drawing from Fiore dei Liberi’s 15th century work Fior di Battaglia and Achille Marozzo’s 16th century work Opera Nova dell’Arte delle Armi. Classes include fundamentals, controlled partner drills, and grappling/close measure combat.