Covid 19 update

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

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

Paired Longsword Drill (Saturday)

  • 19 Sep 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 1760 St. Laurent Blvd
  • 8


Registration is closed

Paired Longsword Drill Class

This drop-in style weekly class offers intermediate longsword instruction for pairs who are in the same household or social bubble. Students must register as a pair and will only work with each other through the class. Please register for each individual class you will attend, and add the second participant as a guest.

Each one-hour class includes a warm-up, and instructor-led technique practices for longsword, paired drills, and 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.

Craig and Matthew will instruct these sessions. 


Students will need a fencing mask, non-medical (cloth) mask, water bottle and a practice longsword. If you do not have a longsword, we will loan you a trainer for the class. We have fencing masks available for sale. 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 pair of students and from instructors. Class size is limited to 10 students and 2 instructors. High contact surfaces are regularly sanitized. 

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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