On March 17th 2001 I taught my first class as a full-time professional instructor of historical fencing, at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. I had expected five, maybe ten people to show up, but to my astonishment and delight, the place was packed with perhaps 70. Some had driven for hundreds of kilometres to be there.
Over the twenty years since that day, my school has grown from a small club in Helsinki training in parks and school gyms, to having its own permanent salle, branches popping up all over the world, and since 2016, online classes too. The online courses have literally saved us during the pandemic, when my usual travelling to teach became impossible. In all that time, my sword people have made it possible for me to do the work I love.
Usually, we'd have a seminar and a party at the salle to celebrate. But that's out of the question, so instead I've decided to throw the doors open, and give anyone that wants it a full month of free training.
This magic link will take you to the Master Historical Swordsmanship (Access to Everything via Monthly Membership) course page, where you can sign up for a free month. https://swordschool.teachable.com/p/the-everything…
Or you can use this discount code here: SWORDSCHOOLIS20
This is valid only until March 18th. The coupon will expire then. Because birthdays don't last forever.
Feel free to share this as widely as you like, on the socialz, etc. Everyone is welcome.
Be warned though, at the end of the month the subscription will automatically start charging you, so if you want to just take the free month and then stop, you'll need to remember to cancel it. All the content is downloadable, and it is perfectly ok to sign up, download everything, and then cancel. I'm working on a few assumptions here:
1. People who can't afford the monthly fee won't pay it anyway- so they might as well have the material and train. Swords are good for you.
2. People who just want free stuff won't pay anyway- so they might as well have the material and train. Swords are good for you.
3. People who appreciate the work, and can afford to pay for it, will stay on the subscription for a while at least. Swords are good for you.
So, go forth and share, my friends.
Folk who are already enrolled should have got an email from me about a free consultation session, to make up for not being able to use the free month offer (thanks to technical stuff I don't understand). If that's you, and you haven't had the email inviting you to book a time, then please let me know and I'll send you the booking link.