As of September 11th, 2016, Ars Gladii will begin holding our classes at Salle d’Etroit Fencing Academy on most Sundays. While we will always have a fondness for the shady and dusty park, the stability that having a permanent indoor locations with bathrooms, lockers, gear storage, etc. will bring great things! We’re excited for this new chapter in Ars Gladii history!

Introduction Sessions

Ars Gladii requires all new students to go through our Introduction to Historical Martial Arts course (previously called our Beginners session). This set of classes introduces the student to historical martial arts, body mechanics, wrestling, and a common body of swordplay which later classes will build upon. These courses are offered at the beginning of every quarter and require pre-registration.

Current Class Schedule

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Introduction Class Sundays (except major holidays) 2-4pm Salle d’Etroit
36745 Amrhein Road
Livonia, MI 48150
$120, pre-registration required
Open/Novice/Advanced Classes Sundays (except major holidays) 2-4pm (Open Class)
4-6pm (Novice/Advanced)
Salle d’Etroit
36745 Amrhein Road
Livonia, MI 48150
$60/month (quarterly, yearly, and punch-cards rates also available)

Next Introduction Class:We have just completed our Spring Intro Classes. Our next Intro Class will be in September, 2018.Pre-registration will be required for attendance. Our classes are always open to observers, so if you have questions about the organization or want to see a class, please stop by or contact us for more information.


With our recent work towards non-profit status and a more formal membership structure, we are moving towards a yearly membership application and fee. All students who have received an invitation to become a full member will need to pay a yearly membership fee of $65 dollars. This money is used to cover our incorporating, operational, and insurance costs for the year. Monthly class and Introduction class fees are used to pay for the space rental, purchase/maintain equipment, and hold special events that helps the club grow and prosper. As a non-profit entity, none of the fees charged are paid out to board, officer, or internal instructor positions.

Full members of the club are welcome to attend all events and classes put on by Ars Gladii. During normal Sunday sessions, this grants members the ability to attend either the current Introduction session class or an Open Class.

See below for our current schedule:

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