Sword In Two Hands (In-Person & Online Class)

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Join Kaja Sadowski for an exploration of swordplay in two hands. We are currently working with the longsword or greatsword, drawing on the historical work of Achille Marozzo (1536).

Each class begins with a mobility-oriented warmup and a scalable workout, includes about an hour of sword work (combining solo movement drills, textual interpretation, and group/partnered work), and wraps up with a cooldown that keeps our most-used joints relaxed and mobile.

Students of all abilities, levels of fitness, and experience levels are welcome. If you are new to working with the sword in two hands, please contact Kaja before your first class to arrange an introductory session.

As of March 2022, this class has been split into two sessions: one for in-person students, and one for online students. Both classes cover similar material, but their exact topic and format is adapted to best suit the delivery method.

Tuesday evenings (6:30pm-8:30pm Pacific Time): In-person classes are held in the south undercover area of Tillicum Annex (2450 Cambridge St) in Vancouver. Please note that this location does not have changerooms, and the nearest available bathroom is ~5mins away and requires entering a private home.

To participate in person, you'll need a two-handed sword, fencing mask, and gorget. Loaner equipment is available. In-person students must also follow our COVID-19 safety protocol.

Wednesday afternoons (3:00pm-4:30pm Pacific Time): online classes are held via Zoom.

To participate from home, you'll need a two-handed sword or sword-like object (e.g. a broom handle, indoor longsword trainer, or yardstick); a book or other flattish object that weighs 1-3lbs; enough space to move freely with your training tools; and a computer, phone, or tablet that can run Zoom.

Students in all classes are strongly encouraged to bring water and a high-protein snack.