Our classes are open to anyone over 18 who is willing to follow safety guidelines and to accept the judgement of our instructors about how best to teach them.
We are always willing to listen to what a student wants from the class but some activities are beyond our remit or not appropriate at a particular time.
Classes run 7:30-9:30 on a Wednesday evening at Penshaw Community Association.
It is best to contact us before visiting, but we can generally accommodate new starters straight away. You will need clothing suitable for general sporting/fitness activity, with no bare skin showing once a mask and gloves are added. All other equipment is provided, and the first month/four sessions are free.
To ensure there are no possible gaps in a student’s knowledge we follow a standard format for orientation and initial training. The programme is sometimes abbreviated for those with extensive experience, but it is necessary that all steps are completed.
It is simply not possible to come to the class and ‘have a go’ at sword fighting without appropriate training. Even those with extensive experience will need some help to convert across to the systems we teach.