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Renaissance Rapier - 2024 Spring 1


Finesse and deadliness. The ultimate dueling art!


Course Description

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 as well as tactical aspects of combat. Please check out our Resources page for more information about the rapier and its history. This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced fencers. Please let us know if you don't have your own equipment, we will get you started. Please bring: - Comfortable sport attire, long sport pants (no jeans) - Comfortable sport indoor shoes with non-marking soles - Water bottle The classes take place at the premises of The Holy Name of Mary College School, 2241 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, L5K2H8. Other requirements and conditions: - All the participants in programs at Signum Corvus are required to sign a liability waiver at the first class. - Participants must be of minimum age of 16 years at the beginning of the course. For participants younger than 18 years, the liability waiver must be signed by the participant's legal guardian. - Dates of classes are potentially subject to change if our gym rentals are canceled. In such cases we offer make-up class on the next available date. The early-bird price will be valid until April 4, after that date the price will go up to $125.


Upcoming Sessions

  • Starts Apr 22
  • 115 Canadian dollars
  • Mississauga Road

Available spots


Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. Please note we only offer refunds in cases, where the course is canceled by the School. If the single class is canceled, we will do our best to let you know in advance and a replacement class will be offered at the end of the regular course (the course duration will be extended).


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