Bring sword fighting into your workplace for 20% off!

  Greetings members and friends of Academie Duello!   For a limited time we are offering 20% off our corporate programs to companies referred to us by Academie Duello members and friends – so if you’ve read this blog post consider yourself invited to take advantage. We have a great diversity of corporate programs including…

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Are you game?

Excellence takes many forms in the equestrian world.  There is the elegance of dressage, the precision of jumping, the savvy of a good cow-horse and the bravery of an eventer.  But for breathtaking ‘wow’ factor it’s hard to beat the excitement of Mounted Games and the amazing athleticism of the riders and ponies who play…

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Academie Duello featured on Cheapass Romance and @CheapD8Van

Rolando Fuentes Ruiz of Vancouver’s Cheapass Romance blog came by Academie Duello the other day to explore our free intro class as a potential destination to recommend for an economic tryst. It looks like he and his date, the self-styled Hopelessly Romantic Girl, had a great time.  Go check out the post on their blog…

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Game 7 Sword Safety

For those of you that haven't noticed, tonight is game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and downtown is going crazy. All of our evening classes are still on as normal, however, but if you are coming downtown please keep in mind the following: DO NOT bring your own weapons to class tonight! BORROW the…

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A Fighting ‘faux pas’ or a Fencing Fashion? News from the world of Western Martial Arts

Things were quiet of late, but there should be at least one following that can provide water cooler talk between bouts. A Press Gang in Polite Action   BBC (London, UK) 09 June 11  Shoppers cross swords with Olympic hopefuls A short news-time video on the efforts of two of Britain’s fencing team to increase…

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Bartitsu 11-June-2011

This week in bartitsu: Review of savate: closing distance with the chasse and how short-range kicks work in combinations. Boxing: It seems like a while since we had a pugilism class, so we'll go over fundamentals and get some sparring done at the end. Integration: Strike straight, strike quickly. Hand and foot combinations to overwhelm…

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Targeting Families

“Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.” – Groucho Marx Family Archery Workshop Sunday, June 19, 2011 10am-2pm Archery has been a family business since ancient times. From Cyrus the Great of Persia teaching his son and heir Cambyses to ‘draw a mighty bow’ to Henry the VII teaching a young Henry…

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