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Joining the Chicago Swordplay Guild is as simple as signing-up for one or more of the introductory courses we teach in conjunction with Forteza Fitness & Martial Arts. No previous experience is expected and no equipment is required besides comfortable training clothes, athletic shoes, a water-bottle and enthusiasm. Choose the class(es) that appeal to you, check the schedule to see when they begin and come on down!

Taste of the Renaissance

In this introduction to our Renaissance Swordsmanship program, you will learn the fundamentals of wielding the rapier, the deadly dueling sword of the courtier and swashbuckler. Grants access to our on-going Renaissance Swordsmanship program.

Schedule:  Our next session begins on April 3, 2017, Monday & Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 (for 6 weeks) and Saturday April 1, 2017, from 10:00 – 11:30 AM (12 weeks)

Cost: $125.00

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Taste of the Knightly Arts

Our introduction to Armizare, the martial art of the medieval knight, will teach you to wield the powerful, yet surprisingly elegant, two-handed longsword. Grants access to our on-going Armizare program.

Schedule:  Our next session begins on April 3, 2017, Monday & Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 (for 6 weeks) and Saturday April 1, 2017, from 10:00 – 11:30 AM (12 weeks)

Cost: $125.00

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Come Visit!

Guests are always welcome to come visit us at our home studio, Forteza Fitness & Martial Arts,  4437 N. Ravenswood (just north of the corner of Ravenswood and Montrose) to observe a class, talk to our instructors and just get a feel for what we have to offer. We look forward to meeting you!