SERVICES

Goodman Center Weekly Introductory Course

Looking to start your training around the Madison area? The Living Meyer School of Fencing (MFFG) is holding another eight week  introductory course on the two handed Longsword at the Goodman Community Center! They’ll be on Sword Sundays 3:30-5pm starting the 12th of September through October 31st. Anyone can join up to 26 September and I can catch you up. This course covers historical fencing fundamentals and the historical context of the 16th century. No equipment required, everyone 14+ welcome (14-17 need parental consent). Best part: the whole course only costs $200. Inquiries welcome; contact chris@livingmeyer.com

200 USD for the whole course

German Longsword Fencing Classes

Each class includes a sport-specific warm-up, high-intensity drilling, the practice of Meyer Fencing, and a brief sword yoga cool down to wrap the session up. These classes are hosted at my home M-Th and at the Goodman Gym on Sundays. Persons new to longsword training should begin with the 8 week introductory class held on Sundays from 1530-1700 (see tab above for this). This course covers historical fencing fundamentals and the historical context of the 16th century. No equipment required. The next intro class begins on 12 September 2021.

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1530-1700 – Introduction1630-1800 – Beginner1630-1800 – Intermediate1630-1800 – Intermediate1630-1800 – Beginner
1700-1830 – All Levels1900-2030 – Intermediate1900-2030 – Beginner1900-2030 – Intermediate ONLINE1900-2030 – Beginner ONLINE
Living Meyer Class Schedule

200 USD per month for two 90 minute classes per week

M-Th classes are held at 2434 E Johnson St, Madison, WI
Sunday classes are held at the Goodman Gym, 214 Waubesa St, Madison, WI

Personal Training

Each lesson includes a sport-specific warm-up, high-intensity drilling, the practice of Meyer Fencing, and a brief cool down to wrap the session up. These sessions are typically hosted at my home but are not limited to it. If you are interested and wish to have a session at your place or at a park please make sure to voice that in the Comment section of the Booking form!

40 USD per hour

Patreon Study Group

Please join me for my weekly study group where I give lectures on fencing theory, history, strategy, pedagogy, martial training, and principles of combat. It is held on line Thursdays at 7pm central over Zoom for about one hour. All classes are recorded and can be listened to later if you can not make the class time. Patrons also receive early access to The Fencing Grounds, my podcast about fencing theory and history.

Rate: $25/month for weekly online classes. Become a Patron!

Seminars

Training Seminars-

Training Seminars are typically three hours in duration. They can be arranged for the instruction of small or larger groups. As for the topic of the seminar, there are plenty to choose from, including but not limited to:

  • Meyer’s System of Fencing
  • Fencing from the Postures
  • Fechtschul Fencing
  • Applied Meyer Tactics

Educational Seminars-

The duration of Educational Seminars depends entirely on the topic of which there are many! Some examples include:

  • A General History of Fencing (weapon petting zoo)
  • How to Use a Sword (and why)
  • Historical Fencing: A Culture of Honor and Respect
  • The Wars of Religion and How History Likes to Repeat
  • Old World Bloodsport: The Fechtschul Culture.

Please be sure to use the Comment section of the Booking form to inquire about other seminar topics that suit and address your local clubs’ training and educational needs. If inquiring after a speaking engagement for a public school please ask after the K-8 reduced rates.

BOOKING FORM

Please keep in mind that none of this is set in stone, I will be contacting you shortly to more accurately schedule things according to both of our needs

email, phone number, etc.