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Adult (19+) 8-Week Beginner Course

Reignite Excitment In Your Life, Train Like Your Game & Movie Heroes.


Welcome to West Nova Historical Fencing! Nestled in the heart of Nova Scotia, our community brings together enthusiasts, dreamers, and those seeking an exhilarating pastime. Whether you're in love with epic movie battles, medieval tales, or simply looking for something fun to do, you need to try historical fencing.


You're so busy, spending time with screens and sitting down, you aren't doing anything fun and active anymore. I know, becuase that's how I started too. Remember what used to excite you as a kid? I bet at some point it involved sword fighting. 


Enter Historical Fencing – real fencing with real swords (blunt trainers, not sharps). It's the sport you wished existed when you were a kid!



  • Diverse Arsenal: From longswords to broadswords, daggers to spears, find your favourite weapon.
  • Inclusive Community: Embracing people of all backgrounds, genders, and experiences.
  • Flexible Schedules: Offering classes during evenings and weekends to accommodate busy lifestyles.
  • Safe Environment: Prioritizing safety with top-notch equipment and monitored duels.



  • Physical Fitness: Enhance strength, agility, and coordination with every session.
  • Mental Sharpness: Hone tactical thinking and improve focus as you face opponents.
  • Social Connection: Build bonds with a community that shares your enthusiasm.
  • Empowerment: A unique chance for women and gender minorities to wield the sword and shatter stereotypes.
  • Cultural Insight: Gain knowledge of historical techniques and the cultural reasons for their existence.


Join us at West Nova Historical Fencing – where history, fantasy, and passion intertwine. Rediscover fun, challenge yourself, and be part of a legacy!

  • Testimonials

    • Highly recommend for anyone that wants to try something out of the norm of regular activities. Classes are loads of fun, and it opens you up to a new world of fun things to learn and try out. -Michael


    • I enjoy lessons from Andrew and Nathaniel. They both reference historical material but still change things up considerably. I enjoy that the lesson is always challenging and fresh. - Scott


    • Andrew is an amazing guy, you can tell he is passionate about the sport. He is also very knowledgeable about the subject and keeps class interesting. I look forward to many many years of this. - Mike
  • Kingston Classes

    Venue: Kingston Elementary

    Address: 630 Pine Ridge Ave, Kingston, NS

    Day: Mondays

    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Start Date: 8 April 2024

    Duration: 8 Weeks

  • Port Williams Classes

    Venue: Port Williams Elementary School

    Address: 1261 Belcher St, Port Williams, NS

    Day: Wednesday OR Saturday

    Time: Wed 7:00pm-8:00pm, or Sat 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Start Date: 10 April, or 13 April 2024

    Duration: 8 Weeks

  • Yarmouth Classes

    No current classes in Yarmouth. Let us know if you're interested!

  • Money-Back Guarantee

    Attend the First Class: Step into our world and see if historical fencing is for you.

    Change Your Mind? No Problem! If it's not your cup of tea, simply let us know before the second class.

    Get a Full Refund: We'll process your 100% refund.

  • Required Equipment

    Sports Clothes (no jeans)

    Water Bottle (you'll get sweaty)

    Rigid Groin Protection/Athletic Cup (all genders)

  • Head Instructor: Andrew Newton (He/Him)

    From transforming sticks and paper tubes into imaginary swords inspired by movies like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Robin Hood, Andrew Newton's passion for swordplay started young. Since 2015, Andrew has been deeply immersed in the world of Historical Fencing. Committed to honing his craft, he frequently travels to train under seasoned instructors.

  • More Questions?

    Feel free to reach out to Andrew at 902-765-0946 or

  • Limited Spots

    Beginner classes are capped at 10 students, and only start two times a year. Don't miss your chance!

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