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Joining the Chicago Swordplay Guild is as simple as signing-up for one or more of the introductory courses. Classes are held at our gym, Forteza Fitness & Martial Arts. No previous experience is expected and no equipment is required. Just wear comfortable training clothes, athletic shoes, and bring a water-bottle.


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. Successful completion grants access to our on-going Renaissance Swordsmanship program.

Schedule: 

The 6 week session runs Monday & Wednesday from 6:00p – 7:30p.

The 12 week session runs Saturday from 10:00a – 11:30a.

View  start dates and register now at Forteza Fitness!


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. Successful completion grants access to our on-going Armizare program.

Schedule:

The 6 week session runs Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00p – 7:30p.

The 12 week session runs Saturday from 10:00a – 11:30a.

View start dates and register now at Forteza Fitness!


Come Visit!

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