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

Workshop: Make and Train with a Pell (Friday)

  • 25 Sep 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 1760 St. Laurent Blvd
  • 7


Workshop: How to make a pell and how to train with a pell

This workshop offers physically distanced instruction in how to make a simple pell for home training, and how to use a pell for longsword and other swordplay training. Registration fee includes materials for making a pell that you will take home with you. 

This event 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 this session. 


Students will need a 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. 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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