The Swords Menu
Signum Corvus provides the opportunity to learn the art of weapons from different eras. Read below to choose the one that fits you most. Or just go for all of them, it's fun!
Please go to the Registration page to sign up for any of the upcoming courses or to find details of the courses, including dates, times and any further instructions.
General information about our programs
Registration is now open for our Fall 2023 programs.
The schedule of our classes is will be as follow:
Medieval Longsword: Mondays 8.30 - 10.30pm
Napoleonic Sabre: Tuesdays 7 - 8.30pm
Renaissance Rapier: Tuesdays 8.30 - 10pm
Please check the registration page for exact class dates.
Classes are combined both for beginners as well as advanced fencers. If you are a beginner, we will provide you the equipment you will need to start.
Please note that we require minimum age of 16 to participate in our programs and we do not run youth classes.
Please read below for more details on our programs:
The knightly art of medieval longsword. Nothing epitomizes the middle ages more than this iconic weapon of the Aristocratic warrior class.
This course will provide you with the essential skills in handling longsword, primarily based on the early 15th century treatise Flower of Battle by Italian fencing master Fiore dei Liberi.
As part of the curriculum you will learn longsword guards, footwork, cutting and thrusting attacks, principles of defense and defensive techniques and fundamental tactical aspects of combat.
Finesse and deadliness. The Renaissance brought new ideas on how to fight and what weapons to use. The ultimate dueling art!
Learn the art of rapier, the weapon of gentlemen and duelists of the Renaissance era. 16th and 17th century saw a transformation of single handed swords, both in its form and use. New mode of fencing brought radical departure from Medieval concepts, with number of preserved fencing treatises providing deeper insights into the art of sword.
This course will provide you with the essential skills to handle the rapier according to the "Italian" schools, using the works of masters such Ridolfo Capoferro, Camillo Agrippa, Nicoletto Giganti and Salvator Fabris.
In this course you will learn rapier guards, footwork, thrusting and cutting attacks, principles of defense and defensive techniques and fundamental tactical aspects of combat.
Embodiment of brutal effectiveness. Beautiful, flashy and fast. When in doubt as to what weapon to carry with you, can't go wrong with sabre.
Late 18th and early 19th century was period of tumult in Europe. Napoleonic wars brought further progress to the art of sword fighting. Sabre was one of the weapons that gained immense popularity both due to its effectiveness as well its debonair image.
Learn the art of this iconic weapon of the Napoleonic era based on the British manuals of Charles Roworth and Henry Angelo.
In this course you will learn sabre guards, footwork, cutting techniques, principles of defense and defensive techniques and fundamental tactical aspects of combat.