Classes are generally two hours in length, begin with a brief warmup before a lesson and various drills, and end in free fencing with an emphasis on the session’s content.

Everyone begins their training with our Giganti’s Rapier curriculum and will be invited to attend other classes when they reach a safe level of ability and understanding. All participants in Scola activities agree to abide by our Community Standards and COVID-19 Safety Policy.

Please contact us if you are interested in attending class! We would love to have you.

Giganti’s Rapier

This class explores the basic rapier system of Nicoletto Giganti, as described in his 1606 treatise Scola, overo teatro (“School, or Theatre“). Lessons will focus on the single sword without companion weapons, giving students a strong foundation in Giganti’s approach, and will emphasize an understanding of fencing theory and tactics in order for participants to better apply the technical skills they are acquiring in free fencing.

Giganti’s Rapier classes run Mondays from 7:00-9:00 PM.

Advanced Single Sword

Building on skills learned in the Giganti’s Rapier class, students will learn more advanced single sword techniques from Scola, overo teatro and begin to explore Giganti’s 1608 work Libro secondo (“Second Book“). Class will cover body voids, grappling, disarms, delivering and defending against cuts, and fighting multiple opponents.

Advanced Single Sword classes run Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 PM.