Honor & Sword

A Chivalry Based Course in Christ-like Character, Manners, and Fencing

For young ladies and young gentlemen ages 10 – 17.

Our goal is to counteract the declining standards in our culture by seeking ways to train up this younger generation in practical concepts that will carry them through life in a manner which produces positive relational impact. In this course, therefore, young people will learn the value of character while discovering the art of fencing where manners are not merely required but are inherent.

What The Class Involves


Teaching

The first part of each session will be a time of teaching. A textbook will be supplied and lectures and discussions are based on each week’s reading assignment.

Topics include:

  • Character: Revealing What You’re Made Of
  • Chivalry: A Code of Honor
  • The History of Fencing and the Three Weapons
  • Practical Manners: In Life and on the Piste
  • The Seven Effective Habits
  • The Feminine Heart: Created in His Image
  • The Masculine Heart: Created in His Image
  • God: The Loving Warrior

Fencing

The second half of each lesson involves actual swordplay. For where would a Knight or Grand Dame be without a sword?

Students will learn the basics of footwork and bladework over the 8 weeks of the course and the final class will involve a tournament.

Fencing may be taught either with foam swords or with metal swords and appropriate gear.

Dubbing Ceremony

The graduation ceremony is one of the highlights of Honor & Sword.

Each student will have a parent, relative, teacher, leader or older friend who attends in order to bless them, pray over them and dub them with a sword.

Afterwards each student will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Parent and Former Student Comments

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“This class has been a very beneficial class to me and not just because it taught me how to sword fight. Over these few weeks that I have gone through this fencing class God has shown me many things. I think that the best part of the entire class is the part where we were taught what it means to be a man. A man is someone who cares more about others than himself, loves those around him, but that is not what you see in our culture.”

Jeremiah Chauklin — Student

Rating: 5 out of 5.

In our culture it is a rare and needed gift to have a class like this that will train up our children to fight with honor and integrity to bring forth the light of Christ in times of darkness.”

Danny Wilson — Parent

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“This was the highlight of the year since it reinforced good and honorable character, a giving heart and chivalry.”

Ginny van der Steur — Parent

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“My son benefited so much from this class. He grew in character, and I saw that he grew in taking on new challenges. He LOVED the actual fencing – the athletic requirements, strategy and competition. But he also loved the hearts of the instructors – the caring and concern they had for each student.” “

Mrs. Anita Bailey — Parent

Rating: 5 out of 5.

In this fencing class I learned a lot about being chivalrous and about the importance of being honorable. People don’t look up to leaders and respect them if they act like barbarians. People respect leaders who will pull with the rest of the team and they respect leaders who care about the small things.”

Lev Twomey — Student

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“God has really worked on my heart and taught me not to underestimate people and to not get cocky, but to remain humble. It is an important lesson that needs to be learned by everyone, but God decided to teach me with a sword and a mask, in the great art of fencing.”

Nate Banderman — Student

Rating: 5 out of 5.

As a single mom, I want my son to learn how to be a Godly man from more sources than just me. This class gave lots of input in that area! It has been some of the best money I have spent!”

Diane Campbell — Parent

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I have truly enjoyed fencing. The Lord has taught me so much through all of the teachings and fencing. I have learned honor, respect and also manners and I am thankful to God that I could be part of this.”

Jocelyn Cerny — Student

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