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For more than 10 years the Academy of the Sword and the Higgins Armory Sword Guild have offered several types of training for students who wish to study and practice more advanced historical techniques.
The Academy of the Sword at Higgins Armory Museum will end all programming on Saturday, November 9, 2013.
Our instructors, Dr. Ken Mondschein and Dr. William Short, will each be opening training programs at other facilities, and will be welcoming new students, as well as current Higgins students, to join them at these locations.
We extend our profound gratitude to these instructors, and to all past instructors, students and volunteers who have given so much to support the Academy and its mission over the years, to provide a safe, hands-on and exciting way to experience an important part of history, and to support the collection and educational philosophy of the Higgins Armory Museum. It has been a great run!
Starting November 12, 2013 you may continue your education at these other locations:
To Learn Medieval Weapons, including Longsword, Rapier and others that were previously taught in our Salle d'Armes, please contact Dr. Ken Mondschein:
- web: historicalfencing.org or kenmondschein.com
- email: ken -at- kenmondschein dot com
- Teaching Tues/Sat at Worcester Fencing Club and Mon/Fri at Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy
To Learn Viking Weapons & Combat that were previously taught in our Viking Training, please contact Hurstwic® Viking Combat Training at:
- Training facility located at 45 River Street, Millbury, MA 01527
- mail: Hurstwic, LLC, P.O. Box 5, Southborough, MA 01772
- phone: (508) 709-5544
- web: www.hurstwic.com
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, we’re very excited to announce that classes modeled after the Academy of the Sword are being planned at Worcester Art Museum, the future home of the current Higgins Armory Collection of arms and armor. The timing and content of these classes are still in the planning phase. Learn more about the Worcester Art Museum and their programs at worcesterart.org and stay connected with WAM on social media and their monthly e-news (sign up for WAM’s e-news).