Swordwind is a Historical European Martial Arts School.
It specializes in authentic medieval and renaissance: sword fighting, dagger fighting, and wrestling.
Swordwind bases its classes on techniques from historical German and Italian fencing and fight sources.
You can learn to sword fight in a fun and safe environment
It is offering a chance for girls and women to learn to use a sword.
These is a FREE workshop:
Beginning Sword Fighting Workshop for women
Saturday, October 12th, 2019
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Inner Diva Fitness
596 Griffith Road
FREE introductory 2-hour workshop where you’ll learn the fundamentals of wielding a traditional long sword, taught by Historical European Martial Arts Instructor Jessica Hunter and senior female students from Swordwind Historical Swordsmanship.
All gear will be provided! All you need to bring is a bottle of water, and wear comfortable clothes that allow for a free range of movement (i.e.: gym/workout clothes, or loose-fitting jeans.)
Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class to allow time for finding the meeting location and to get everybody settled in for the start of class.
The class will start with a short warm-up, followed by an introduction game, and then sword safety and how to hold and grip a sword properly before moving into learning a fun, flashy, historically accurate, and deadly (if you weren’t wearing safety gear) sequence of sword moves.
At the end of class you’ll show off what you’ve learned by striking one of our instructors (which will also be a great opportunity for videos or photos).
There will be breaks for water and stretching out sore muscles throughout the course. There will be time after class to discuss Historical Martial Arts and other questions you may have.
This event is open to everyone who identifies as a woman. This event is for people of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. German longswords weigh 3 lbs. So long as you’re fit enough to lift 3 lbs you’re fit enough to begin sword training.
Children 12 and up are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Also, please note that the workshop is at a pole dance studio which may or may not influence your decision to bring a child along.