Academie Duello - School of Modern Swordplay

at 412 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, V6B 1L1 Canada

Academie Duello is the world's largest centre for the practice of European Swordplay and Martial Arts based in Vancouver, Canada.

Academie Duello - School of Modern Swordplay
412 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver , BC V6B 1L1
Contact Phone
P: 604-568-9907


The Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay features a retail store, arms and armour museum, and school. The school delivers ongoing programs, beginner's courses, and regular workshops on European weapons and martial arts including the use of the longsword, sword and shield, rapier, wrestling, knife, poleweapons, and more. Please note our museum and store are open by appointment only right now.

How To Get to Academie Duello - School of Modern Swordplay

Waterfront Station on the Canada Line and Expo/Millenium line are one block away. Granville Station and Stadium Station are also close. 135 Downtown stops out front. The 4,7,10,16,20, and 22 all stop within one block.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 10:00- 21:00
  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 21:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 21:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 21:00
  • Fridays: 10:00- 21:00
  • Saturdays: 10:00- 17:00


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Hey Duelloians! We have 10 double passes to go see the premier screening of the new Hobbit film on December 8th- that's right! More than a week before it débuts to the general public. If you would like to win one of these passes please post a picture of you in a Hobbit or LotR costume either inside Duello- or brandishing your favourite weapon of choice! I think @Marli, Marika & Kris already have an advantage here- but that still leaves 7 double passes up for grabs! Post your pictures to this thread and also send copies to Cheers!

Published on 2014-12-03 23:29:21 GMT

Good evening Duello members, this week in class we are covering Stringere via the Cut (Green cord), Sidesword Assalti 1 (Blue Cord), Exchange of the Longsword Thrust (Redcord and Longsword focus). Don't forget if you miss a class, want to get a leg up or simply didn't quite grasp what was said you can get all of this weeks material on, for free! You just need to sign up.

Published on 2014-12-03 01:09:14 GMT

Welcome to all the new members, beginners and returning members who have signed up for classes for December! What better way to relieve the stress that the holidays can bring by learning to sword fight? It's fun and it's indoors. What more could you need in this weather? If you're thinking of starting classes or returning after a break don't hesitate to contact the front desk here in Academie Duello to see how you can incorporate some swordplay (Or bartitsu) into your holiday schedule, or your new years resolution! Did I mention it's indoors?

Published on 2014-12-02 05:31:36 GMT

Hey guys, front desk is currently having issues sending emails to particular addresses and hosts, if you are awaiting a response for something please bear with us as we resolve this issue, or give us a call on 604 568 9907.

Published on 2014-11-23 19:59:56 GMT

Starting next week (Oh boy!) we have the latest in our Fight Directors Canada certification, a two week intensive that is the industry standard in Canada for combatants working in stage and screen. You can sign up through the website or by giving the front desk a call on 604 568 9907!

Published on 2015-06-11 02:50:57 GMT

This week in class we are covering: The Longsword Bind (Longsword focus), using the Offhand to Gain the Sword (Green cord), Using the Offhand to Stringer the Sword(Blue cord) and Using and Defeating the Rapier and Buckler (Red cord).

Published on 2015-06-10 05:17:24 GMT

This week in class we are covering Approaching Posta di Dona with Longsword (Longsword focus), Rapier Offhand Covers (Green cord and Blue cord) and Rapier & Buckler Joined Defenses (Red cord). It's also the first week of our beginners courses!

Published on 2015-06-02 04:19:54 GMT

Hey everyone, this week in class we are covering Defenses from Posta Finestra (long sword), Recovering Control with the Rapier (Green cord), High Sidesword Guards (Blue cord), Longsword Centreline Guards (Red cord). Also don't forget there's a rank exam this Friday!