Covid 19 update

During the pandemic, Ottawa Swordplay is offering the following alternatives to our regular program:

  • Indoor and outdoor physically distanced classes: Fall Classes
  • Digital memberships with Online Drill classes: Memberships
  • Increased online content: YouTube
  • An online Store with delivery within the Ottawa area: Store

Single Sword Solo Drill (Thursday)

  • 17 Sep 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 1760 St. Laurent Blvd
  • 10


Registration is closed

Single Sword Solo Drill Class

This drop-in style weekly class offers physically distanced, guided solo single sword practice. Please register for each individual class you will attend.

Each one-hour class includes a warm-up, and instructor guided solo drills for single sword, including instructor feedback. Some classes will include working with pells and targets. Participants will also get access to the Ottawa Swordplay Discord Server, including access to our Saturday live video classes. 

These sessions will be held indoors at the Ottawa Swordplay Sword Hall. Students can access the bathroom and get water, but change rooms are not available.

John and Jacques will instruct these sessions. 


Students will need a non-medical (cloth) mask, water bottle and a practice single sword. If you do not have a sword you can use in one hand, we will loan you a trainer for the class (supplies are limited). You do not need a fencing mask. You must wear a non-medical (cloth) mask for the class. 

Sliding Price Scale

These sessions are offered with a sliding price scale.  Choose between the Generous, Standard, or Subsidized rates according to your means.

COVID-19 Precautions

Ottawa Swordplay is following all public health recommendations to offer a safe class experience. Classes will be held indoors with physical distancing from each other and from instructors. Class size is limited to 10 students and 2 instructors. High contact surfaces are regularly sanitized. 

No paired drills and no freeplay will be allowed due to the risk of close contact. This includes students from the same social bubble.

Students may not attend class if they have traveled outside the country in the last two weeks, if they have any symptoms of Covid-19 such as fever or cough, or if they have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive or suspects they may have Covid-19. If you need to cancel your registration for these reasons, you will be receive a refund for the class. 

Should an instructor become ill, classes they lead will be cancelled for two weeks or until they are confirmed to have tested negative for Covid-19. 

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