March Instructor Intensive Registration Now Open!

Public registration for the Academie Duello Instructor Intensive taking place March 6th to 10th is now open! Join us in beautiful Vancouver, Canada for a fun and challenging 50-hour immersion in the arts of the rapier and longsword.

If you have ever dreamed of being a teacher of Historical European Martial Arts or simply want to have the knowledge of one, this intensive is an amazing start to that journey.

This packed week will test your limits, push you physically, and melt your brain — but all in a good way. Graduating from the course is a rewarding accomplishment that will help you be a better guide for others and in your own learning.

Academie Duello is the world’s largest centre for the study of European Martial Arts. Over the past 13 years, we have developed one of the most extensive systems for teaching these arts from beginner to master. Our approach is grounded in historical sources and modern physical training best-practices and has been tested by thousands of students.

In the course, we develop both technical skill and in-depth understanding of body mechanics, learning systems, and how to bring skills from the classroom into a martial application. You will build both competence and confidence as a teacher and practitioner.

“I already do a lot of teaching in my life and, by all accounts, I am good at it, but I came away with more value than I could ever have hoped when it comes to my own teaching and martial practices.”
Craig Hustler, Instructor - Ontario Centre for Classical Fencing

Check out our Instructor Training page to learn more and register. Class sizes are small and programs fill up fast.

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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