**NOTICE:  As a result of the COVID-19 situation and due to orders from the Michigan Government, classes are currently on hiatus until further notice. Please check back here periodically for any updates.


Ars Gladii has been holding Sunday classes at Salle d’Etroit Fencing Academy since September 11th, 2016. While we will always look back fondly on the times we were at the shady and dusty park, the stability that having a permanent indoor location with bathrooms, lockers, gear storage, etc. brings us some great things! We’re excited for this chapter in Ars Gladii history!

Introduction Sessions

Ars Gladii has changed the format of our introduction sessions, in order to make classes more accessible to prospective students. Instead of the previous cyclical format of three 8-10 week classes that only allowed us to take in new students twice a year, we’re now offering monthly onboarding sessions that will allow prospective students to get an overview of what we do, and learn some fundamental body mechanics, concepts and safety maneuvers that will transfer over into the other classes we offer. To join the next available onboarding session, please register here:

Current Class Schedule

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Advanced N/A (on hiatus due to COVID-19) N/A N/A N/A
Sparring N/A (on hiatus due to COVID-19) N/A


Open Drilling & Study N/A (on hiatus due to COVID-19) N/A N/A N/A
Foundational N/A (on hiatus due to COVID-19) N/A N/A




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:

4/28/2019 - FIGHT NIGHT

April 28, 2019, 14:00 → 20:00
1 year ago