Intro Class, March 2021

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  • March 2021 Intro Class
     March 6, 2021 - April 24, 2021
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Start your training with Ars Gladii at our Introduction class. During this 8-week class, students will learn the basics of fencing with the longsword – how to cut, thrust, and move with a historical weapon. They will also be introduced to the surviving historical manuscripts that form the basis of our art and how we operate as a school. This course culminates with students trying out their new skills by cutting targets with a sharp sword.

All equipment is provided. Included in the price of the class is a HEMA-rated fencing mask which is the student’s to keep at the end – their very first piece of HEMA gear! If you already have a HEMA-compliant fencing mask, select the NO MASK ticket. Please note that if your mask does not meet our specifications, you will have to buy one from us at the beginning of class at a cost of $60. To be compliant, the mask must be made by a major fencing supplier (Absolute Fencing/Force, PBT, Leon Paul, etc.), the mesh made of stainless or hardened steel (3-weapon rated), be free from defects, dents, or warps, and properly fit to the student.

This class runs Saturdays from 12 – 1:30PM starting on March 6th, 2021 and ending on April 24th, 2021. All students must comply with our COVID-19 protocols.


32669 Warren Rd, Suite 4, Garden City, Michigan, 48135, United States


Ars Gladii is a full-time HEMA school in Garden City, MI. We maintain a 3200 sq. ft. facility dedicated to training historical fencing and weapon combat.