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Silver Swords Armouries

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PLEASE CALL FOR BOOKINGS - ALL WEEKENDS ARE BOOKED UNTIL DECEMBER 2016 and ALL EVENINGS ARE BOOKED TO HALLOWEEN

Welcome to Silver Sword Armouries

Silver Swords Armouries was first conceived during the final year of the Ontario Renaissance Festival in 2003. Since then it has been a major supplier and a source for instructional use of historically accurate, practical and functional arms for both the hobbyist as well as the discerning collector.

We offer instructional training in the proper and chivalric use of a number of different weapons and forms from the early Medieval to the late Renaissance time periods, focusing on the more historically accurate combat formats.

We offer basic to advanced sword/axe/spear, shield to long sword, rapier with or without offhanded weapons, archery, quarterstaff, axe and knife throwing, self defense and knife defense, pistol shooting and atll atll throwing. We have both indoor and outdoor facilities so classes run year round. The maximum class size for any activity is usually only 6 people so classes are small and offer lots of personal attention. More than 6 can sometimes be accommodated, please call us first to inquire.

We also offer a 3 hour introductory class for bladed weapons, where the potential students are introduced to a number of different weapons forms, any of which they may choose to start training in further. Call us for details and price quotes for both individual and group rates.

We are open 6 days a week. Monday to Saturday and 3 evenings a week, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are closed on Sundays.

We have both indoor and outdoor facilities so lessons are available year round.

We are normally booked anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks in advance, especially for weekends, please contact us first at 905.606.0050 to inquire about up to date available days and times.

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Rob LaPier

Silver Swords Armouries

Phone: 905.606.0050

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ARCHERY

FIRST-TIME ARCHERS

Archery is a universal sport, found throughout history and around the world in virtually all cultures over the last 50,000 years. Because it is so ancient and embedded in the popular consciousness, most people believe they automatically know how to do it. The truth is there are numerous steps to master. Archery can be as much a martial art as Karate, requiring equal parts of calm stillness and focus. Our First-Time class will set you on the path to becoming as good an archer as you wish to be.

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ADVANCED ARCHERS

Our advanced classes, are just that: ADVANCED. We will cover the basic fundamentals in more depth, working towards the successful grouping of arrows at farther distances.

KNIFE THROWING

An art, skill, and sport, knife-throwing is a satisfying hobby and physical activity. Body position, aim, and muscle memory all play a part in a successful throw.

This class aims to create a novice to intermediate knife-thrower. By learning and understanding different principles, movements, and techniques, the artist will have a foundation in which to grow.

AXE THROWING

Do you want to throw an axe as a party trick or for self defence? Do you want to hit a target with your axe from more than a dozen feet away?

If so, you have come to the right place! Silver Swords Armouries will teach you the basics and more for the art of axe throwing.

MEDIEVAL/RENAISSANCE SWORD COMBAT TRAINING

Sword combat training is an excellent way to learn balance, patience and skill.

At Silver Swords Armouries in Oakville, learn the broadsword, longsword, spear, rapier with or without off handed weapons and unarmed combat techniques.

Students of the sword can learn the combat techniques of the masters from the 12th through the 17th centuries.

PISTOL TRAINING

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We offer instruction and range time in the safe and fun use of high powered air pistols, similar to a BB gun. The pistols, based on the Colt 1911 platform, are much higher powered than the average air pistol and are as close to the weight and handling of a real 1911 as you can get without needing to be licensed.

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Greetings! New changes for the upcoming Spring/Summer seasons! As of April both our regular hourly lesson rate AND our hours of operation will be changing! The rate will increase slightly from $25, per person, to $30, per person, but to help offset that cost we are extending the duration of all 60 minute lessons to 90 minutes. Our 120 minute lessons will remain the same.
 
We will continue to remain open Monday to Saturday while remaining closed on Sundays. Our new daily class times will now be 10:30 am till Noon, 12:30 to 2, 3 till 4:30 and 5 till 6:30. Evenings will remain Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from either 7 till 8:30 or 7 till 10.
 
For those who have purchased discount vouchers over the Winter season but have not yet contacted us to book them, we will continue to honour them at value but will begin to book them for the new, 90 minute lesson durations at no additional costs. Those already booked for lessons after April 1st should be receiving notice from us shortly, asking to slightly alter your booking times by adding 30 minutes prior to or after your current time slots.
 
If you have purchased a voucher you should contact us to arrange booking before the booking date, listed on your voucher, expires. This date is usually about 6 to 8 weeks before the expiry date for redeeming. <See the voucher's fine print> There may still be weekday, weeknight or weekend spots available, but please be aware, spots fill up quickly, so call and book early to avoid disappointment.
 
We look forward to continuing to offer you the best in training for all our Martial activities. Huzzah and Forward!
 
~Rob

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Silver Swords Armouries

Phone: 905.606.0050

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National Post Article on Silver Swords Armouries

'Unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world'
 
At Casa Loma's Renaissance Festival this week, across from a magic show and a presentation of hawks, Rob LaPier was selling an arsenal of throwing knives, swords, axes and daggers. The National Post's Melissa Leong spoke to Mr. LaPier of Silver Swords Armouries, which appears at medieval fairs around Ontario, about his pointy merchandise.
 
BY NATIONAL POST - JULY 8, 2009
 
 
At Casa Loma's Renaissance Festival this week, across from a magic show and a presentation of hawks, Rob LaPier was selling an arsenal of throwing knives, swords, axes and daggers. The National Post's Melissa Leong spoke to Mr. LaPier of Silver Swords Armouries, which appears at medieval fairs around Ontario, about his pointy merchandise.
 
Q What are you selling? A We deal in historically accurate arms and armour. We cover the medieval and renaissance time periods over a number of different cultures. We've got knives, swords, daggers, armour, projectile weapons, bows, related books and DVDs.
 
Q Why do people buy the weapons?
 
A The majority of it is for collector's purposes. I also train people in both stage and live combat.
 
Q What about this DVD: Knife Defense -Reality-based personal protection?
 
A With any luck, no one would need [it]. But unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world. If you were to find yourself in a situation where the next five seconds of your life could possibly be your last, it would be nice to know that after you have done everything you possibly could to avoid that encounter ... you were able to handle it effectively and walk away in one piece.
 
Q How do you keep bad guys from taking home a samurai sword?
 
A You try to assess everyone off the bat. I've never had to keep a baddie away. I think it's the way we conduct ourselves. We have specific rules: nobody under 18 is allowed in the booth unless they are accompanied [by an adul t ] ; anybody that wants to examine a weapon more closely is supervised in a special area, away from the crowd.
 
Q What are your most popular items?
 
A The daggers and knives. The throwing knives are really popular.