Academie Duello is a school of Swordplay and Western Martial Arts devoted to teaching the traditional martial practices of Europe.
Their system includes diverse weapon arts, including use of: Rapier, Longsword, Sword and Shield, Polearms, Mounted Combat, Archery, Walking Stick and Umbrella self defense and Wrestling. They also have a Stage Combat program.
They offer youth and adult programs focused on fitness, martial arts mastery, theatrical presentation, self-defence, and more.
The martial art they teach is based on the content of authentic combat manuals produced during the Middle Ages, Renaissance and beyond, and covers the array of weapons and techniques used by the diverse fighting men and women of those periods, from duellists to knights. They even have a few original fighting manuals available to see in our Museum.
Their five-day Knight Camp for youth centres on the skills of becoming of a knight – from martial arts of the longsword and sword and shield – to the practice of knightly virtues such as courage and integrity. Students at Knight Camp learn about history, leadership, heraldry, archery, medieval games and more.