Academia Duellatoria

Portland, Oregon - Phoenix, Oregon

Historic fencing incorporates science, art, spatial awareness, philosophy and spirituality - training the Mind, Body and Spirit of the fencing student as a whole to create a well rounded and fully developed individual. Western European culture and the religious, philosophical and political character of the time period are the key to understanding the mindset behind these systems of fencing.

The exercise of weapons putteth away aches, griefes, and disease, it increaseth strength, and sharpneth the wits. It giveth a perfect judgement, it expelleth melancholy, cholericke and evil conceits, it keepeth a man in breath, perfect health, and long life. It is unto him that hath the perfection thereof, a most friendly and comfortable companion when he is alone, having but only his weapon about him. It putteth him out of fear, and in the wars and places of most danger, it maketh him bold, hardie and valiant. George Silver — 1599

Academia Duellatoria's policy has always been and continues to be one of inclusion and community over bigotry and hate. If you are looking for a safe place to be, come in and say "hi." It doesn't matter what gender you were born with or identify as. It doesn't matter who you love or who you are attracted to. It doesn't matter what color your skin is, where you were born, who you pray to, or whether you pray at all. It doesn't matter if you have a disability or are in peak physical condition. It doesn't matter if you are an introvert or an extrovert, an expert or a rank beginner. Come by, introduce yourself, and join our community. You will find others here who value you for who you are. You are welcome here.

Gift Certificates available

If you're looking for a unique gift for the person who has everything, consider buying an Academia Duellatoria gift certificate and give the gift of armed combat to the ones you love. Stop by our school during our class hours or contact us for more details.