Open Seminars for Non-Members
A safe fun way to exercise while learning about history, heritage, and self-defense tailored to the needs and interests of each host group or collection of students, regardless of experience level. Open to novices and experienced students alike this class is suited to enthusiasts of any age or fitness level.
The Enthusiast Workshop is intentionally designed to be suited to anyone looking for a way to expand their interest in historical fencing or add to their practice of Medieval and Renaissance combat. We feature special offerings for church groups, scout troops, company fun days excursions, class field trips, LARP teams, and summer time programs. An ideal activity for game developers, home-schoolers, corporate outings, special gatherings, and renaissance fair fans.
Enjoy a unique course by a world-class martial arts instructor and the top pioneering authority on historical fencing with over 30-years experience. Taught by proven expert and world-renown authority, John Clements, this is an authentic but lighter approach without the emphasis on academic scholarship or intense athletic training. Each workshop can ranged from 3-6 hours and features material on either the Longsword, Cut-and-Thrust Side-Sword, or Rapier.
Only $175 per adult and $125 for youths under 18*
*does not include possible travel fees
*equipment is not provided
Group Rates available for organizations and clubs of 5 persons or more.
We'll be happy to help you set up a group event!
For more information, to schedule an event in your region,
or to arrange one in the Atlanta area, contact us now
Special Events Ideal for Private Occasions:
Corporate Activity Fun Days - Get your office together for a unique hands-on exercise workshop where the initiative and cunning of the individual warrior spirit is matched with cooperative group tactics for a chance to bash and clash together while learning real skills. Bash and clash with the boss and co-workers while exploring the martial discipline of historical fencing studies.
Home-Schoolers - A unique phys-ed opportunity that allows kids to exercise while learning about history and their heritage as they acquire genuine self-defense skills within a Western Civilization centered curricula. Our Youth Program is an ideal fencing activity for home-schooled kids (and parent-teachers) ages 12 and up.
Stage Combat & Theatrical Fencing - Augment your existing program with awareness of more martial and historically accurate elements.
Live-Action Fantasy Role-Playing - further the depth of your combat system and extend your skills furthering through study of the real thing
- This special program explores our Western martial heritage with an
emphasis on the spiritual and ethical teachings within the masculine
Christian tradition of chivalric values. Focused on core instruction in
the Medieval longsword for young teens this course can be presented as
a single one-day event or spread over several days. Email us for
Material Covered includes: Historical Background & Context, sword forms and anatomy, Posture & Gripping, Basic Stances & Guards, Footwork & Stepping, Basic Strikes & Blows, Key Fighting Techniques, Fundamental Training Exercises and Practice Drills, common sword myths and misconceptions, essential Masters of Defence source literature, and overview of major Italian and German teachings of the 14th - 16th centuries. Plus much more.
Renaissance Fencing Enthusiast Workshops
Presented by John Clements and Select Senior Students