What we're about

COVID CONSIDERATIONS

We are slow-rolling our re-opening due to the pandemic. Therefore, new members should rsvp for an intro class before attending a regular practice.

Masks are optional, vaccines are REQUIRED. We will ask to see the record of your vaccination (dated 2 weeks prior). This is non-negotiable! (Even if we wanted to, which we don't, the venue requires it.)

If you truly have a legitimate reason why you can't be vaccinated, we regret that you can't attend at this time. Please contact us and we will put you on the wait-list.

ABOUT US

Boston Armizare is a HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) group researching and practicing Medieval and Renaissance combat according to the teachings of Fiore de'i Liberi and other Italian masters.

Our students are dedicated to the rigorous study and effective practice of Armizare (The Art of Bearing Arms -- an integrated system of longsword, dagger, grappling, and more). We emphasize the martial efficacy and historical accuracy of our techniques and test our interpretations with speed and intent.

WANT TO JOIN?

No experience is necessary -- new students should take our introductory class first; contact our instructors for more information. We're happy to host visiting scholars from other programs!

ALL ARE WELCOME

Boston Armizare is committed to the inclusion and recognition of all scholars regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, veteran and socioeconomic status. We respect that our membership reflects a variety of perspectives and a wide range of lived experiences. We believe that the affirmation of this diversity is of both intrinsic and instrumental value. Moreover, we believe that making visible diverse contributions leads to richer debates and knowledge in the area of historical fencing and martial arts research and beyond.

Upcoming events (4+)

Sat AM | HEMA Practice

Boston Fencing Club

Our regularly-scheduled training. No need to RSVP. Masks optional, vaccine required.
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We normally welcome guests from other clubs / new members / etc. at any time. However, we are slow-rolling our re-opening due to the pandemic. At time time, all new members should rsvp for an intro class before attending regular practice.
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First Hour: Italian longsword
Second Hour: Small groups (Rapier, Poleaxe, Wrestling, etc)
Third Hour: Free time

Mon PM | Park | HEMA Practice

Magnolia Park

Our regularly-scheduled training, except in the park. No need to RSVP. Masks optional, vaccine required.
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We normally welcome guests from other clubs / new members / etc. at any time. However, we are slow-rolling our re-opening due to the pandemic. At time time, all new members should rsvp for an intro class before attending regular practice.
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First Hour: Italian longsword
Second Hour: Small groups (Rapier, Poleaxe, Wrestling, etc)
Third Hour: Free time

Wed PM | Intro to Italian Rapier (Historical European Martial Arts)

RAPIER -- The word evokes images of duels, high adventure, and swashbuckling. Do you want to learn how these swords were used in life and death combat during the Renaissance era? You've come to the right place!

The 16th century was a period of change for the sword. No longer relegated to the battlefield and amidst the cultural evolution towards dueling out of armor; the sword changed as well: Blades slimmed and guards became more elaborate as the sword evolved into a weapon used both for cutting and thrusting, worn by the commoner and noble alike.

Our 4 week Intro to Rapier course will introduce the basic techniques and vocabulary of historical fencing with the spada sola (the sword alone), enabling students to begin their study of historical combat.

No previous martial arts or fencing experience is required!

We're going to swing swords within the first 15 minutes, we promise!

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COVID CONSIDERATIONS
Masks are REQUIRED.
Proof-of-vaccination is REQUIRED.

This is non-negotiable! Even if we wanted to make exceptions, we cannot -- The City of Boston has instituted a mask mandate. Our insurance and landlord require us to require-and-track vaccination status.

If you have a legitimate reason why you can't be vaccinated, we regret that you can't attend at this time. Please contact us and we will put you on the wait-list.

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST
$100 for the 4 week intro class.

Afterwards, you'll be onboarded into the club and can attend our regular practice up to 3 times per week; $240 for the first quarter.

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WHAT TO BRING
All fencing gear (sword, mask, gloves, etc) is provided!

Wear comfortable workout clothes & flat shoes. Bring a water bottle. Groin protection is encouraged for those who need it.

Class starts at 7 on-the-dot. Please arrive 15 min early to check-in, sign waivers, etc.

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TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION
Once covers all 4 classes :)

Payment:
Please venmo $100 to @BostonArmizare. You may need to switch to venmo business when searching to make sure we pop up.

Vaccines:
Please email a picture of your vaccination card to [masked]. This is REQUIRED.

Waiver:
Please fill out our waiver at tiny.one/BA-Release.

Wed PM | HEMA Practice

Boston Fencing Club

Our regularly-scheduled training. Masks optional, vaccine required.
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We normally welcome guests from other clubs / new members / etc. at any time. However, we are slow-rolling our re-opening due to the pandemic. At time time, all new members should rsvp for an intro class before attending regular practice.
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First Hour: Italian longsword
Second Hour: Small groups (Rapier, Poleaxe, Wrestling, etc)
Third Hour: Free time

Past events (1,251)

Wed PM | HEMA Practice

Boston Fencing Club

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