Participation in any form of fencing, be it sportive, classic or historic, is individual. Our focus is therefore placed upon the individual. Our Salle, is small and almost boutique-like in its look and feel. It is so by design! In an such an atmosphere, unique in the modern world of sport fencing, we provide our students with a calm and quiet “ma maison” experience that provides the student the ability to learn at their own pace in a Salle in which they feel very much at home.
Vive le Difference!
Modern day competitive fencing originates in the classical discipline and much of what comes from the ancient art can be found in today’s sport. It makes its departure from the classical style in that it focuses on score, competition and athleticism. Indeed, competitive fencing graduates to Olympic and World Champion ambitions and is a clear path for the competitive focused athlete.
A discipline that focuses on proper form and technique over the ambition of winning a bout. Excellence is found through the correct execution of actions that are based on a sound and balanced physical platform. Indeed, in all local and national competitive assaults, a significant part of the scoring in these events is given to the strict adherence of proper period technique and etiquette, which makes it quite demanding.
Historical fencing is the ultimate purpose of swordplay in it’s martial sense. True and proper weaponry of the various periods are utilized in these courses. Instruction is provided in the Italian Longsword of the late Medieval Period, the Italian Side Sword and Buckler from the early Renaissance, the Rapier and Dagger in both Italian and Spanish traditions, and the Small Sword of the late 18th century.