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Silver Swords Armouries

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We can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance for day/afternoon classes, 6 to 8 weeks for evenings and up to 10 weeks for Saturdays. <Closed Sundays> Please contact us first at 905.606.0050 to inquire about up to date available days and times.

Welcome to Silver Sword Armouries

 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.

 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 basic to advanced broadsword/bastard sword/axe/spear or rapier, with or without shield or offhanded weapons as well as archery, quarterstaff, axe and knife throwing, self defense and knife fighting, pistol shooting and atll atll throwing. 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.

 Class times are usually 90 mins, with the exception of the 3 hour introductory class for Swordplay.  Students for that class are introduced to a number of different weapons forms, any of which they may choose to continue training further in at the regular 90 min sessions. Call us for details and price quotes for both individual and group rates.

Minimum age requirement is 12, except for Axe Throwing
or Swordplay. Minimum age for those is 14.

 We are open 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday and 4 evenings a week, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. We are closed on Sundays.

               Daily class times: 10:30 AM 
                                                   12:30 PM 
                                                    3:00 PM 
                                                    5:00 PM 

         
Evenings Are MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS.

7:00 PM to either 8:30 or 10 PM

CLOSED SUNDAYS!

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

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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 60,000 years but 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 sport 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.

ARCHERY

ADVANCED ARCHERS

 Our advanced classes are just that: ADVANCED. We will cover the basic fundamentals and mechanics 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.

 Here at Silver Swords Armouries you can learn broadsword, bastard sword, axe, spear or rapier, with or without shield or off handed weapons as well as 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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 Hello everyone! Now that we are past the Summer season and booking classes well into Fall, we need to let everyone know that while we still almost always have a good selection of day/afternoon time slots available, the evenings are already fully booked 'till MID NOVEMBER and our Saturdays are FULLY BOOKED until MID DECEMBER. If you have not yet booked your voucher purchases, you must do so before their expiry date in order for them to still be valid.

 There have been some new rules and guidelines introduced governing voucher redemption. As long as you book the lesson by the expiry date on the voucher then the voucher is still valid even if the class takes place after that date. If the expiry date passes before booking then the promotional value will expire but the purchase value can still be applied as a discount against our regular session rates.

 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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'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.