LionHeart Academy

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    Medieval Sword Training

    Is chivalry dead? We don’t think so. And neither do the folks at Lionheart Academy. So here’s what’s up, San Diego. This class allows you to go back in time to the Medieval Ages and learn the ways of Knighthood. But like, actually. These lessons are wrought from “Manuals of Defense” -- books that are straight out of the 14th and 15th centuries. It doesn’t get much more time-travel than that. Your instructor, Scott Farrell of Chivalry Today will give you the opportunity to discover, and eventually master, the surprisingly complex practice of medieval sword fighting. So you can experience the skills of a real medieval knight training for battle, duel, or tournament. The focus of Swords of Chivalry won’t just lie on physical skill, but also on the values of self-discipline, respect, trust, sportsmanship, and honor – the values of the code of chivalry! So you should sign up, whether you want to learn how to cross swords and spar with fellow students or if you’re just looking to get a low-impact workout through range-of-motion physical techniques (think yoga with a sword). If we could attend this one, we would. But alas, the Vimbly HQ is all the way across the country.
    Medieval Sword Training

    1331 N Cuyamaca St, El Cajon

    • Learn about the knights of old in this Swords of Chivalry class
    • Take lessons drawn straight from historical source material -- fight books dating to the 14th and 15th centuries!
    • Discover, and eventually master the surprisingly complex practice of medieval sword fighting
    • Experience skills of a real medieval knight training for battle, duel, or tournament
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    Group Foil Fencing

    Who hasn’t dreamed of becoming a master swordsman and teaming up with the likes of Zorro or Inigo Montoya to save the world? Well, even they had to learn somewhere. Enroll in LionHeart Academy’s Group Foil class today and prepare to walk out the hero of your own story. During this 90 minute session your instructor will walk you through an in-depth explanation of competitive Olympic-style foil fencing. This class is open for anyone 10 years or older, and beginners are more than welcome to join and will be assisted at their own pace until they can integrate into the main body of the class. You will learn the strategy and tactics of fencing: offensive, defensive, and counteroffensive techniques will be developed and explored over time. So gear yourself up -- there’s always room for a fourth Musketeer.
    Group Foil Fencing

    1331 N Cuyamaca St, El Cajon

    • Gain a thorough understanding of competitive Olympic foil fencing by mastering different strategies and tactics (offensive, defensive and counteroffensive)
    • Move at a pace suitable for optimal growth and practice with other students at your level
    • Earn a greater appreciation for the art of fencing
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    Group Archery

    Lars Andersen thinks he’s a real ninja on the bow. He’s always shifting around, popping that thread and splitting arrows down the middle. While airborne. Through a ring of fire. But you’re a quick learner. You could get to his level, right? Well, it has to start somewhere. Aim high at LionHeart Academy! Learn the exciting sport of archery at San Diego’s only indoor archery range in East County when you sign up for lessons. LionHeart Academy is an indoor public archery range whose instructors are certified by USA Archery and the National Training System. You’ll start shooting on Day One with traditional recurve bows and equipment provided by LionHeart Academy during your first month of archery classes. Join in group activities include games, drills, and target practice. Oh, and if you see Lars, tell him there’s a new archer in town.
    Group Archery

    1331 N Cuyamaca St, El Cajon

    • Learn the basics of archery for hunting, competition, or just for fun!
    • Develop the proper physical form and mental skill set with the guidance of experienced coaches
    • Win Maid Marian’s heart in Nottingham’s next big tournament
    • Impress your friends with some serious bow n’ arrow skills
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    Epee Fencing

    Calling all humans over age 10 who already know a lil’ something about foil! Are you ready to try something new? What about an in-depth exploration into the sport of competitive Olympic-style epee fencing? Thought so. With a much larger target area than foil but fewer rules, epee is the most complex of the three modern fencing weapons. Beginners are more than welcome and will be assisted by a coach until they can integrate into the main body of the class. Offense, defense, and counteroffensive strategies will be explored in depth over time. So what are you waiting for! Grab your epee and get in the group!
    Epee Fencing

    1331 N Cuyamaca St, El Cajon

    • Get an in-depth exploration into competitive Olympic-style epee fencing
    • Learn and perform the tactics required to compete in group epee
    • Learn some skills that you can take with you into the next action-packed sword fighting movie role you try out for
    • Enjoy a sport that has a much larger target area than foil but with fewer rules
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    Adult Foil

    You don’t have to fight a war to participate in Veteran fencing. Veteran-style fencing is simply a form where strategy and tactics take a precedence over speed and power. After all, fencing is a lifelong sport! Veteran group fencing is alive and well in the United States, with local and national competitions for categories of all ages -- all the way up to “70 and over!” So whether you’re just starting or you’ve fenced before and you want to start things back up, this is the beginning foil class for you! So enjoy this incredibly peaceful way to become a veteran… of swords!
    Adult Foil

    1331 N Cuyamaca St, El Cajon

    • Learn the art of foil fencing
    • Fence in the Veteran style, where strategy and tactics take precedence over speed and power
    • Discover how to apply offensive, defensive, and counter-offensive techniques
    • Join the fun with an expert to guide you through the first stages -- equipment is provided for beginners!
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    Women Group Foil Fencing

    Did you know that LionHeart Fencing Academy is the only fencing school in San Diego with a class dedicated to the instruction of women? Come on, San Diego! Get with the times. ;) (Just kidding, we love you SD!) Although it isn’t imperative to have separate training, it is certainly helpful, as women’s fencing phrases can be much longer than men’s. Therefore, this class is dedicated specifically to exploring those differences -- especially good for those athletes aspiring to compete on the national level in gender-specific competitions. Beginners are more than welcome in this class and will be assisted by a coach until they can integrate into the main body of the class. So come as you are! Well, unless you’re a male.
    Women Group Foil Fencing

    1331 N Cuyamaca St, El Cajon

    • Learn the art of fencing at any age!
    • Fence with other women and learn gender-specific tactics with a greater emphasis on flexibility and timing
    • Discover how to apply offensive, defensive, and counteroffensive techniques
    • Join the fun with an expert to guide you through the first stages -- equipment is provided for beginners!
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