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The Academy of the Sword at Higgins Armory Museum will end all programming on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Click here for more information.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to wield the knightly longsword or the musketeer's deadly rapier? At the Higgins Academy of the Sword's Salle d'Armes you will receive expert instruction in rapier, longsword, and dueling sabre, as well as the classical forms of modern fencing weapons. We invite you to join a growing community of men and women exploring the art, science, and spirit of the sword.
This ongoing class, taught by internationally recognized swordsman and fencing historian Ken Mondschein, offers a safe, progressive system of instruction, building overall fitness and coordination as you learn living swordplay traditions handed down from the days when a person's life might depend on skill with a blade.
Classes are held on an ongoing basis Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. A monthly tuition rate of $100 applies. To enroll, please contact Nancy Huntington at the Academy via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (508) 853-6015 ex. 23.
The class is open to any person age 16 or older. No equipment is required. Please wear comfortable athletic clothes with long pants. Low-top sneakers are preferable. After you have signed up for a class, please bring the Class Waiver Form with you to your first session. These classes are somewhat strenuous in nature, involving aerobic and anaerobic exercise. If you have a preexisting illness, injury, or other condition, please consult your physician and inform your instructor.