Have you ever wondered what life was like for the knights of old? Scott Farrell of Chivalry Today presents a weekly workshop designed to give students an opportunity to discover, and eventually master, the surprisingly complex practice of medieval sword fighting. Lessons are drawn directly from historical source material – the fight-books or “manuals of defense” from the 14th and 15th centuries. This program lets you experience the skills of a real medieval knight training for battle, duel, or tournament.
The focus of Swords of Chivalry is not just on physical skill, but also on the values of self-discipline, respect, trust, sportsmanship, and honor – the values of the code of chivalry! Whether you want to learn to cross swords and spar with fellow students, or just get a low-impact workout through the range-of-motion physical techniques of the art of defense (it’s like yoga with a sword). Classes for adults and youth (10 years old minimum) are held weekly! Youth instruction begins at 4:30 pm, adult at 5:30.