Sparkle School: Messers, Daggers, and Friends (In-Person Class)

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Join Jon Mills and Claire Wemyss for a a pun-filled mindful exploration of martial movement, with plenty of opportunity to geek out. Sparkle School's main area of study is the historical German martial arts of messer, dagger, and grappling.

Each 1.5 hour class follows the same structure. We open with a warm up and check in, followed by a section on unarmed and dagger solo movements, a section on historical sword play (emphasis on play!), and a closing section where we work through and discuss a historical fencing manual.

Students of all abilities, levels of fitness, and experience levels are welcome. Jon and Claire are committed to making classes accessible to everyone, and will give students an opportunity to ask for modifications so they can practice in a way that is safe for their body.

This is an in-person class that meets at Douglas Park. Lessons are weather-dependent, as this location has no cover. If class has to be cancelled due to weather, you will be notified by 2pm via email.

Please bring water and a snack, and wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely. Loaner equipment (including traning swords and daggers) will be provided.