This course is open only to women, and is taught by a woman. The curriculum is the same as our regular novice program. Our regular classes are all open to all genders.
Longsword is the foundation of our combat system. Students wishing to study other weapons at Ottawa Swordplay must complete our Novice Longsword program first.
The Novice Longsword program is a 10 week course. Students in the course are introduced to our core Novice techniques. Intermediate students participate in the classes for review and as experienced training partners.
Every student needs a fencing mask. You can purchase or rent one from us, or use any modern fencing mask in good condition.
Each one hour class includes 15 minutes of freeplay time.