LGBTQ+ Beginner Sword Fighting Workshop

Sun Jun 04 2023 at 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

CrossFit Mountain Island | Charlotte

Swordwind Historical Swordsmanship
Publisher/HostSwordwind Historical Swordsmanship
LGBTQ+ Beginner Sword Fighting Workshop
This workshop is aimed at those who have always wanted to learn swordfighting but haven't had the chance!
About this Event

Do your favorite characters in books, video games, movies, or TV shows wield swords? Have you ever wanted to wield one yourself? Then this event is for you!!

In this introductory workshop you will learn the fundamentals of wielding a traditional Longsword, taught by Historical European Martial Arts Instructor Jessica Blair as well as senior students from Swordwind Historical Swordsmanship.

All gear will be provided! All you need to do is wear comfortable clothes that allow for a free range of movement (i.e.: gym/workout clothes, or loose-fitting jeans. So long as you can move easily and feel comfortable it's A-OK with us!).

Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class to allow time for finding the meeting location and signing a liabily waiver

What will this workshop cover? We will start the class with a short warm-up followed by an introduction game. Then we will go over sword safety and how to hold and grip a sword properly before moving into learning a fun, flashy, historically accurate, and deadly (if we weren't wearing safety gear) sequence of sword moves. At the end of class you'll show off what you've learned by striking one of our instructors (which will also be a great opportunity for videos or photos).

We will have breaks for water and stretching out sore muscles throughout the course. There will be time after class to discuss Historical Martial Arts and other questions you may have!

This event is open to EVERYONE! Men, women, masc, femme, LGBTQ+. Our shield wall was made for all. Children 12 and up are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is for people of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. German longswords weigh 3 lbs. So long as you're fit enough to lift 3 lbs you're fit enough to begin sword training!

For more information about Swordwind, our classes, our instructors and other events check out our website at: or follow us on Facebook!


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

CrossFit Mountain Island, 8416 Bellhaven Boulevard, Charlotte, United States


USD 15.00

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