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Classes in historical fencing and sword combat from the nineteenth century. Includes classical foil, dueling sword, military saber and a variety of other period styles. No experience necessary. Restricted to ages 18 and up, younger only by permission of instructor. Equipment is provided. Classes are $55/Month. First class is free.

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Classes and Discussion of 18th & 19th Century Fencing and History

Fencing Institute of Texas Inc

Exercise with a Historical Perspective. Training and discussion in eighteenth and nineteenth century fencing and history with the Victorian Fencing Society. Classes in Classical Foil, the Dueling Sword and Military Saber. Classes are $55/month. Equipment is provided. Fencing, the art of offense and defense with a sword, was practiced by men and women as an exercise and pastime in the Victorian Era. The Victorian Fencing Society offers a unique class that combines a low impact workout and the discussion of historical topics of the 18th and 19th century. Exercise brain and body with the Victorian Fencing Society. Want to try fencing? The Fencing Institute of Texas offers free introductory classes every Friday night at 7pm. Arrive about 15 minutes prior to the class. Wear tennis shoes and exercise clothing including long pants, and bring a water bottle. http://fenceintexas.org/ Interested in history and historical martial arts? The Victorian Fencing Society has free Sunday Seminars on the last Sunday of each month. Seminars include light training in nineteenth century fencing techniques and open discussion on topics of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. No experience necessary and equipment is provided. Check out our Facebook Page, look for us on Meetup.com and see the Victorian Fencing Society Blog at http://victorianfencingsociety.blogspot.com/ “The exercise [of fencing] will give to the carriage and general poise of the body a grace, dignity and freedom, with majesty of step and mien to be attained in a like degree by no other means…In fencing, every part of the body is brought into play. The strain on the wrist, and the rapid movements with the foil work every muscle in the shoulder and forearm. The quick advance and hasty retreat develop the lower limbs. The tension of the whole body brings into healthy action the internal organs. The chest expands, the lungs are quickened and produce a stronger circulation; the whole frame is invigorated, hardened, strengthened and braced up.” From Outing: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine of Recreation – January 1889

VFS Sunday Salon

Fencing Institute of Texas Inc

The Victorian Fencing Society presents our next Monthly Salon on Sunday April 28 from 6:30-8pm at the Fencing Institute of Texas in Carrollton. A Great opportunity to experience 18th and 19th century history for free. In the 17 and 18th centuries, a culture of salons flourished in Europe. Salons were social gatherings in which individuals engaged in the art of conversation in pursuit of knowledge and fellowship. A social event with an introduction and training in Victorian Era fencing techniques with smallsword, foil, dueling sword and military saber. • Fencing for beginners and advanced participants, • No experience necessary, equipment provided. • Discussion forum on 18th and 19th century history. • Beverages and light snacks • Ages 21 and older. • Monthly Salons are free! For more information contact Jonathan Carr at [masked] VFS Salons occur the last Sunday of each month. Fencing Institute of Texas 1000 W. Crosby Rd. Suite 134, Carrollton, TX 75006

Classes and Discussion of 18th & 19th Century Fencing and History

Fencing Institute of Texas Inc

Exercise with a Historical Perspective. Training and discussion in eighteenth and nineteenth century fencing and history with the Victorian Fencing Society. Classes in Classical Foil, the Dueling Sword and Military Saber. Classes are $55/month. Equipment is provided. Fencing, the art of offense and defense with a sword, was practiced by men and women as an exercise and pastime in the Victorian Era. The Victorian Fencing Society offers a unique class that combines a low impact workout and the discussion of historical topics of the 18th and 19th century. Exercise brain and body with the Victorian Fencing Society. Want to try fencing? The Fencing Institute of Texas offers free introductory classes every Friday night at 7pm. Arrive about 15 minutes prior to the class. Wear tennis shoes and exercise clothing including long pants, and bring a water bottle. http://fenceintexas.org/ Interested in history and historical martial arts? The Victorian Fencing Society has free Sunday Seminars on the last Sunday of each month. Seminars include light training in nineteenth century fencing techniques and open discussion on topics of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. No experience necessary and equipment is provided. Check out our Facebook Page, look for us on Meetup.com and see the Victorian Fencing Society Blog at http://victorianfencingsociety.blogspot.com/ “The exercise [of fencing] will give to the carriage and general poise of the body a grace, dignity and freedom, with majesty of step and mien to be attained in a like degree by no other means…In fencing, every part of the body is brought into play. The strain on the wrist, and the rapid movements with the foil work every muscle in the shoulder and forearm. The quick advance and hasty retreat develop the lower limbs. The tension of the whole body brings into healthy action the internal organs. The chest expands, the lungs are quickened and produce a stronger circulation; the whole frame is invigorated, hardened, strengthened and braced up.” From Outing: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine of Recreation – January 1889

Classes and Discussion of 18th & 19th Century Fencing and History

Fencing Institute of Texas Inc

Exercise with a Historical Perspective. Training and discussion in eighteenth and nineteenth century fencing and history with the Victorian Fencing Society. Classes in Classical Foil, the Dueling Sword and Military Saber. Classes are $55/month. Equipment is provided. Fencing, the art of offense and defense with a sword, was practiced by men and women as an exercise and pastime in the Victorian Era. The Victorian Fencing Society offers a unique class that combines a low impact workout and the discussion of historical topics of the 18th and 19th century. Exercise brain and body with the Victorian Fencing Society. Want to try fencing? The Fencing Institute of Texas offers free introductory classes every Friday night at 7pm. Arrive about 15 minutes prior to the class. Wear tennis shoes and exercise clothing including long pants, and bring a water bottle. http://fenceintexas.org/ Interested in history and historical martial arts? The Victorian Fencing Society has free Sunday Seminars on the last Sunday of each month. Seminars include light training in nineteenth century fencing techniques and open discussion on topics of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. No experience necessary and equipment is provided. Check out our Facebook Page, look for us on Meetup.com and see the Victorian Fencing Society Blog at http://victorianfencingsociety.blogspot.com/ “The exercise [of fencing] will give to the carriage and general poise of the body a grace, dignity and freedom, with majesty of step and mien to be attained in a like degree by no other means…In fencing, every part of the body is brought into play. The strain on the wrist, and the rapid movements with the foil work every muscle in the shoulder and forearm. The quick advance and hasty retreat develop the lower limbs. The tension of the whole body brings into healthy action the internal organs. The chest expands, the lungs are quickened and produce a stronger circulation; the whole frame is invigorated, hardened, strengthened and braced up.” From Outing: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine of Recreation – January 1889

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