Join An Official Study Group or Form One!


Academie Duello is proud to announce our listing of official study groups and affiliate schools around North America! All of these groups are run by certified study group leaders or ranked instructors. If you’re keen on learning what we have to offer, but don’t live in Vancouver, now is your chance to connect with a group near you!

Become a Certified Study Group Leader

If there isn’t a study group in your area, perhaps you should form one! Join us in Vancouver for an upcoming Instructor Intensive. The next one is March 6th to 10th and there are still a few spots available!

This is a 50-hour, hands-on, week with Maestro Devon Boorman. You will get direct instruction in the foundation of the rapier and longsword (open to any experience level) as well as specific instruction in effective learning and teaching methodology. Afterward, we’ll help support you to grow your own study group!

Have Us Come To You

Another way to get direct experience is to have us come to you. We can customize a program to your group or school whether you’re experienced practitioners or brand new beginners. Fill out our inquiry form on the Duello.TV site and we’ll figure out a plan for visiting you wherever you are.

Distance Learning

Of course be sure to check out all of our online learning resources at Duello.TV. A free membership gets you access to weekly lesson content and subscriber levels give you access to more than 450 video lessons and online courses in rapier, wrestling, longsword, poleaxe, dagger, and more.

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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