New Intro to Longsword Class at CoD 9/12-11/28

Historical European Swordfighting Classes Start Monday September 12, 2011 at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn

On Monday nights, from September 12 to November 28, the Chicago Swordplay Guild will run introductory classes at the College of DuPage (CoD) in the two-handed longsword, as used by knights in medieval Europe. Classes run from 7pm-8:30pm. Each week students will begin class by stretching and enjoying some rigorous warm-ups, after which they get right in to learning the footwork, cuts, thrusts and parries used with the medieval longsword.

The 12-week session, which is open to students age 16 and up, will be held in Fawell Building E on Fawell Road on the CoD campus in Glen Ellyn and is part of the college’s adult continuing education program. The course costs $159, and students pay the instructor a $10 fee on the first day of class for rental of a training “sword” and equipment. Beginners are welcome. No previous experience is necessary.To register online, go to or call (630) 942-2208. The CoD Continuing Education Class name and code are Sword-Medieval Longswords #LEISR-0062-001. Registration closes September 4th.