All Things Shiny and New

“Armour, n.The kind of clothing worn by a man whose tailor is a blacksmith.” – Ambroise Pierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

Armouring Winter Course Begins

Sunday, February 5, 2012 10am-2pm

Make hardened leather armour to suit your specific needs! The six week winter armouring course is considered ‘open’ meaning you decide what you want to make!

Gorget – $115 + HST

Shoulders – $150 + HST

Arms – $215 + HST

Shoulders & Arms – $300 + HST

Torso – $325 + HST

Legs – $215 + HST

All basic materials are included in the price. Special requests (dye, etc) can be given to the instructor on the first day of class and be paid for separately.

No prior experience necessary. Please register either in person or over the phone during operating hours (Mon-Fri 10am-9pm and Sat 10am-5pm) at 604-568-9907 and please specify what you would like to do.

“I shoot an arrow into the air, where it lands I do not care. I get my arrows wholesale.” – Curly Howard

Archery Program Launch

First day of class: February 5, 2012 3:30pm-6:30pm

Open Range: Sundays from 3:30pm-5:30pm

Academie Duello is very pleased to annouce the launch of the full Archery Program. Archery classes will be every week on Sundays from 3:30pm-6:30pm. For questions about eligibility or specific bow/arrow requirements or restrictions, please contact the head instructor at, for all other questions or to register please give us a call at 604-568-9907 during business hours.

“For its merit I will knight it, then it will be Sir Loin.” – Charles II

Spring Break Knight Camps

Week of March 12-16 2012 10am-3:30pm daily

Week of March 19-23 2012 10am-3:30pm daily

A week of knightly adventures for children aged 8-14. Come and work your way through the ranks for the honour of someday being called a Knight of the Order of the Iron Helm. Swordplay, polearms, archery, virtues, courtly grace and heraldry are just a few of the exciting things you will learn during a week you’ll never forget!

$299 + HST per child, per week


devonboorman Devon Boorman is the Co-Founder and Director of Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay, which has been active in Vancouver, Canada since 2004. Devon’s expertise centres on the Italian swordplay tradition including the arts of the Renaissance Italian rapier, sidesword, and longsword, as well as knife and unarmed techniques.
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