Training & Sword Lessons
Introductory Sword Combat Classes.
These classes offer an introduction to medieval swordsmanship. No prior experience is required and all equipment required is provided. Attendance in at least one our basic class is recommended before attending sparing sessions or study groups. Please note that an equipment rental charge is included in all basic intro classes based on the weapons or protective equipment needed. Please see below for class schedule and descriptions.
- Scheduled Classes & Class Costs-
Reserve Online Here: INTRO SWORD LESSON SIGN UP
Please note in the comments section which class and date you would like to attend.
-DAC Intro Class Descriptions-
Basic Introduction To Scottish Basket Hilt: 2hr Intro Class.
Basic intro to how the Scottish Basket Hilt was used. Focusing on stance, guards, footwork, and basic cuts. This Class will focus on more modern regimental techniques.(Max 6 Students )
Basic Introduction To Viking Round Shield: 2hr Intro Class.
Basic intro to how the Viking Round Shield was used. Focusing on stance, guards, footwork, and basic cuts, Students will have an opportunity to use a variety of weapons with the shield including Seaxs , Axes and Swords ( Max 6 Students )
Basic Introduction To Longsword: 2hr Intro Class.
Basic intro to how the Longsword was used. Focusing on stance, guards, footwork, and basic cuts ( Max 6 Students)
Basic Introduction To Medieval Dagger Fighting : 2hr Intro Class.
Basic intro to how the Dagger was used. Focusing on stance, grips , footwork and basic cuts . We will also see a few basic dagger defences with use of 1 / 2 hands. ( Max 8 Students)
Basic Introduction To Montonte (large 2 handed sword): 2hr Intro Class Basic intro to how the Montonte was used (over sized two handed sword). Focusing on stance, guards , footwork and basic cuts (Max 4 students)
Basic Intro to Crusader Sword and Shield : 2 hour Intro Class
Basic intro to how English fought with the single handed Arming Sword in conjunction with a shield. Focusing on stance, guards, footwork and basic cuts (Max 6 Students )
Basic Introduction to Quarterstaff : 2 hour Intro Class
Basic intro to how medieval quarterstaff and how it related to the use of Spear and pole arms such as the pole axe. Focusing on basic footwork, Grips and basic lines of attack.(Max 6 Students )
Basic Intro to Fighting in Armour: 2hr Intro Class. Crusader Or Viking
Basic intro to how the Viking Normans and Crusaders would have fought. Focusing on stance, guards, footwork and basic cuts. This class is done IN HISTORICAL ARMOUR weighting approximately 50 lbs. This is to give a more realistic idea of how warriors would have been dressed in combat at that time in history. ( Max 6 Students )
*****Complete Armour packages is required for this class and as such is subject to additional equipment rental fees.
- SCHOLAR PROGRAM FOR ONGOING STUDIES -
Ask about our Scholar program for ongoing study!
Groups typically meet weeknights 7pm to 9pm normally once per week. Scholars program costs $126 per month and allows unlimited access to ongoing studies and basic intro classes as well as free access to open sparing nights. Drop in options are available for ongoing study groups by invitation only!
Currant Ongoing Weekly Study Groups: these run multiple times a month typically every week or every other week on the same nights depending on the schedules of enrolled students., These Topics Include:
Italian / German Longsword
- Required Prerequisite - Basic Intro to Longsword or other accepted long sword training, Basic intro to dagger is also recommenced Contact us for schedule or to speak with an instructor.
Minimum Equipment : Mask , Training Sword, Rondel Trainer. - (rentable)
Basket Hilt /Celtic Weapons
- Required Prerequisite - Basic Intro to Basket hilt. Basic Intro to Dagger is also highly recommended for this class, Contact us for schedule or to speak with an instructor.
Minimum Equipment : Mask , Training basket hilt Sword, target shield. Dagger trainer
Tier's Day for Viking Warriors
- Required Prerequisite: Basic Intro to Viking Round shield. Basic Intro to Dagger is also highly recommended for this class Contact us for schedule or to speak with an instructor.
Minimum Equipment : Mask , Viking Round Shield, Training Seax, Axe and Sword
Medieval Dagger Combat
Required Prerequisite: Basic Intro to Medieval Dagger. or other accepted Dagger or modern knife combative training. Contact us for schedule or to speak with an instructor.
Minimum Equipment : Mask , Training Dagger.
Open Sparing - EVERY Wednesday Night - 5pm - 9pm - $10.00
aka : Fight (K)Night
Open sparing night open to all re-enactors, Stage fighters and HEMA practitioners. The focus of this night is to promote cross disciplines and allow fighters to try new techniques, new weapons and fight new people. No formal classes will be run, DAC Will provide an assortment of Training weapons protective gear, fencing masks for use.
- PRIVATE LESSONS -
Private one on one and private group lessons in a variety of weapon systems both on site and off site are available upon request. for more information or to book private lesson time Contact us by :
For combat demonstrations, armored performers and corporate bookings
go to http://www.darkagecreations.com/pages/demos
All classes & study sessions are taught at our Calgary store located at:
508-42nd Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1Y6
Waivers must be signed and payment must be made prior to training.