Classes

St. Michael’s Salle d’Armes holds weekly sword classes!

Thank you for your interest in Saint Michaels Salle D’arms (StM) fencing lessons. Our regular class is held Saturdays from 10AM to 1PM at River Glen Park in San Jose. We meet in the northwest corner of the park, under the trees near the tennis courts. Please click here for a map to our location. Note that we do not hold practices every Saturday – practices are contingent on availability of instructors, and will not be held during heavy rain or during Guild events. Be sure to contact us to get on our notification list.

Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and if possible gloves/leather gauntlets. (Gardening gloves are an economical alternative). We study longsword, dagger, and unarmed techniques. StM will provide all equipment, though continuing students will likely want to purchase their own protective equipment and training weapons. Please see our Recommended Equipment and Vendors list.

Before you begin attending our regular classes we ask that you schedule an introductory class with us. This will help us familiarize you with the curriculum and get the basic concepts in place so that you can join our regular classes and learn effectively. There is no charge for the intro class. Once you RSVP via email we will send you the address and class time for the intro class, which is generally held once per month.