DUEL! Adventure Themes


Dive into an authentic swordplay adventure

Join us for an exciting 60-120 minutes where you’ll take on the role of a renaissance noble training for their first duel, put on armour and immerse yourself in knightly training, experience the thrill of shooting a bow, try axe-throwing, or test your sword cutting skills.

Our Adventures take place at our Downtown Vancouver Studio: 412 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, or at a location of your choice at an additional cost.

The Axe Thrower

Join Academie Duello and Axewood at the first and only axe-throwing venue in downtown Vancouver! Come with a friend or book a group, we can handle 20 on short notice and more with some planning! You will be given professional instruction and training to get you throwing axes into the bullseye in no time! Axe-throwing is taking the world by storm and for good reason: it’s amazingly fun, easy and huck’n exciting!

Our partner, The Axewood Crew, is one of the first providers of urban axe-throwing in BC, which means that you’ll be in safe and knowledgeable hands. We can organize a competitive tournament or simply throw axes for the huck of it.

 

If you wish to inquire about an axe-throwing session, party, corporate event, birthday party, stag, stagette, or anything in between, please fill in the form linked below and we’ll get back to you shortly with a quote and availability.

1 – 2 people:      $100 + tax / hour
3 – 6 people:         $40 + tax / person / hour
7 people & up:     $35 + tax / person / hour
Duration:   1-hour minimum

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All our bookings are customizable. For groups over 20 people, off-site events, or to design a unique experience, call us at (604) 568 9907, or fill out the online form.

To purchase a gift certificate for this Adventure click here.

The Archer

From the depths of Sherwood Forest to the fields of Agincourt, prepare yourself to take up the mantle of “Archer”!  Take a crash course in the history of this ancient weapon, and the skills required to wield it.

archeryThis basic archery session is ideal for people who would like to experience a glimpse of the archer’s elegant martial art. We provide students with bows, arrows, archery training and expert coaching. This adventure takes place in a safe and welcoming environment and is suitable for beginners at any fitness level.

1 – 2 people:      $100 + tax / hour
3 – 6 people:         $40 + tax / person / hour
7 people & up:     $35 + tax / person / hour
Duration:   1-hour minimum

book now
All our bookings are customizable. For groups over 20 people, off-site events, or to design a unique experience, call us at (604) 568 9907, or fill out the online form.

To purchase a gift certificate for this Adventure click here.

The Sword Cutter

Need to get some stress out? Have you tried swearing revenge against butternut squashes? Come visit our downtown studio and get the chance to cut, chop and stab winter squash with real medieval weapons! First learn some sword cutting exercises, then be immersed in the history of swords, pole-axes, spears and knights while receiving instruction from our professional staff showing you authentic techniques used with each weapon in a safe, fun, and exciting environment.

This booking must be scheduled in advance to allow time to arrange for cutting targets, with the price of the targets included in the session cost. Participants must be at least 19 years of age. No experience necessary! All equipment is provided.

Cost:          $100 + tax / person / hour for up to 8 people maximum
Duration:   1-hour minimum

Please book at least 72 hours in advance

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All our bookings are customizable. For groups over 20 people, off-site events, or to design a unique experience, call us at (604) 568 9907, or fill out the online form.

To purchase a gift certificate for this Adventure click here.

 

Tournament Adventure

Come one, come all! Join us at our downtown studio for a truly knightly experience of the medieval martial arts of the longsword! With our professional instructors, you will learn the basics of attacking and defending with the longsword, fighting for the first hour, and for the second, you’ll be armed with protective equipment and a training sword to become a knight in your very own tournament with your friends! Your instructor will judge and guide your bouts until only one remains victorious!

No experience necessary! All equipment is provided. Participants must be at least 19 years of age. 

Cost:          $100 + tax / person – 2 person minimum
Duration:   2 hours

book now
All our bookings are customizable. For groups over 20 people, off-site events, or to design a unique experience, call us at (604) 568 9907, or fill out the online form.

To purchase a gift certificate for this Adventure click here.

 

The Duellist

What would you do if you were challenged to defend your life and honour in a sword fight–that you couldn’t refuse? You’d have to get a crash course from your local fencing master, of course!

the duellist adventureJoin the expert sword instructors of Academie Duello for an adventure in the art of the duel. You’ll follow in the footsteps of the many 17th-century nobles that found themselves in this same predicament by learning the art of swordplay in a fun and fast-paced learning experience.

Over the Duellist session of 60 minutes, you’ll get:

  • to handle and explore dueling swords in our Arms & Armour museum.
  • a lesson on the 6 tools you’ll need to survive a sword fight with the duelling rapier, including: movement & posture; attack & defence; strategy & trickery
  • authentic swordplay knowledge in a 17th-century martial arts tradition.
  • a chance to face a friend or one of our swordmasters in a duel of honour! (with blunt swords and protective gear of course!)

This experience ties together history and authentic swordplay into a fun adventure you can experience on your own, or with a group of friends or family.

1 – 2 people:        $100 + tax / hour
3 – 6 people:         $40 + tax / person / hour
7 people & up:     $35 + tax / person / hour
Duration:   1-hour minimum

book now
All our bookings are customizable. For groups over 20 people, off-site events, or to design a unique experience, call us at (604) 568 9907, or fill out the online form.

To purchase a gift certificate for this Adventure click here.

 

The Warrior

The 14th century knight was a formidable warrior versed in the arts of the sword, spear, lance, shield, axe, and unarmed combat. A true master of battle!

Join us for a 60-minute immersion in the history, skills, and training of the medieval knight. From grappling, to two-handed swords, to pole-axes, and back again. You’ll get to try on armour, get a private tour of our historical Arms & Armour museum, and have a lesson in the rich and powerful martial art of northern Italy — Armizare.

Over the course of 60 minutes you’ll get:

  • to try on a knight’s armour and explore knightly weapons in our Arms & Armour museum.
  • a lesson in the battlefield martial art of Armizare, including: foundational martial movement and posture; use and defence with the dagger, two-handed longsword; poleaxe; fighting strategy; tactics.
  • authentic swordplay knowledge from a 14th-century martial arts tradition.
  • a chance to bring the art together in a choreographed sword encounter.

This experience ties together history and authentic knightly martial arts into a fun adventure you can experience on your own or with a group of friends or family.

We provide expert guidance, practice weapons (specialized blunt steel swords), protective equipment, and a safe and engaging environment for adults of any physical ability.

1 – 2 people:          $100 + tax / hour
3 – 6 people:           $40 + tax / person / hour
7 people & up:       $35 + tax / person / hour
Duration:   1-hour minimum

book now
All our bookings are customizable. For groups over 20 people, off-site events, or to design a unique experience, call us at (604) 568 9907, or fill out the online form.

To purchase a gift certificate for this Adventure click here.