Dec
4
7:30am 7:30am

Week of December 5 - Closed

TDS will be temporarily closed Monday, December 5 through Sunday, December 11 2016.  Our instructors will be traveling out of town.  We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to resuming normal training sessions and all other scheduled events Monday, December 12.  Thank you for your understanding.

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Sharps!
Jul
18
9:00am 9:00am

Sharps!

It's July in the river city and that means triple digits in the TDS sala.  To commemorate  the Summer heat what could be better than the cold application of steel to watermelon? And for free here is a little gratuitous fruit slaughter to get you in the mood...

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May
16
9:00am 9:00am

May Open Sala & Fundraiser

Join TDS fencers, students, co-instructors and friends as we get together once again for a day of swords, fighting and conversation.  Also, we'll be collecting donations to support our host All Saints Parish Church.  Here are the details:

  • WHERE - TDS sala
  • WHEN - Saturday, May 16th 2015 - 9am to 6pm
  • WHAT - all day sword training and fighting
  • WHY - silly question

For donations we are hoping to reach a goal of $2000.  Have some friends and family sponsor you - their checks are tax deductible.  An average donation per fencer of $50-$100 should do the trick.

For more information please contact us directly through the website.  We hope to see as many of you as possible.

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Mar
7
9:00am 9:00am

Open Sala Saturday

The sala will remain open at least until 2pm.  If we receive a guarantee from other fencers that they will attend we'll arrange to stay open to 5pm. 

Looking for lessons, cross training or a good bout with new comrades - join us.

All fencers and styles are welcome and the floor fee is waived.  What excuse do you have not to attend?

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Feb
28
9:00am 9:00am

Open Sala Saturdays

New project = Open Sala Saturdays.

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In the past we have scheduled specific days as "Open Sala", which means that we plan on staying open longer than usual for training.  This allows us to invite fencers from across the region to join us for collaborative training.  The difficulty has always been nailing down that perfect day.  To facilitate this process we are now considering all Saturdays as open!

The sala will remain open at least until 2pm.  If we receive a guarantee from other fencers that they will attend we'll arrange to stay open to 5pm. 

All fencers and styles are welcome and the floor fee is waived.  What excuse do you have not to attend?

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Feb
14
9:00am 9:00am

Examinations

Congratulations to our three newest fencers on successfully completing the first examination process!  Bernadette, Dominic and Geoff each passed the written, oral defense, instructional and combative exams.  They are now fencers in the sala and have the rights to free combat and continued training in all weapons.

Thank you to all TDS students and fencers who assisted in their training and who attended the exams.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

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