Covid 19 update

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

  • Outdoor physically distanced classes: Summer Classes
  • Digital memberships with Online Drill classes: Memberships
  • Increased online content: YouTube
  • An online Store with delivery within the Ottawa area: Store

No Contact Novice Longsword (Saturday)

  • 3 Oct 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • 1760 St. Laurent Blvd
  • 7


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No Contact Novice Longsword

No experience needed! This drop-in style weekly class offers physically distanced, guided solo longsword practice for novices. Please register for each individual class you will attend.

Each one-hour class includes a warm-up, and instructor guided solo drills for the longsword, 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.

Craig and Matthew will instruct these sessions. 


Students will require a non-medical (cloth) mask, indoor shoes, a water bottle and a practice longsword  Students will be loaned a trainer longsword during class. You should bring a water bottle. You must wear a non-medical (cloth) mask for the class. Outdoor shoes and boots cannot be worn on the Sword Hall floor. You do not need a fencing mask. Outdoor shoes and boots are not permitted on the Sword Hall floor, please bring indoor shoes to change into. 

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 and loaner swords 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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