VISS Schedule and Poster!

  Hey Everyone! We have some exciting news! The schedule for VISS 2020 is taking shape! Have a look on the Event Schedule page and see what intensives, workshops and lectures we have planned for you on March 6th to 8th! Additionally, we have the official VISS 2020 poster to show you! The wonderful and […]

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VISS 2019 is One Month Away!

The time quickly approaches! VISS 2019 is officially one month away! Make sure to get your registration in and come join some of the best instructors in the world for a weekend of intensives, workshops, lectures, and sparring! This event only comes around every two years, so don’t miss out! […]

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The Official VISS 2019 Poster!

The official poster for VISS 2019 is up for your viewing pleasure! This beautiful poster was created by the incredibly talented Marika Purisima! VISS is just around the corner, so make sure to check out our schedule for updates on new workshops, lectures and intensives! New ones are being added every week! […]

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Do you practice Longsword?

We have Intensives for that! During VISS there will be a Three day intensive track for the Italian Longsword Systems taught by Devon Boorman and Greg Mele! They will be exploring the differences and similarities between Fiore dei Liberi and Pilippo Vadi’s longsword systems, and on the last day will be combining them together to […]

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New Workshop Instructors

We are excited to announce additional workshop instructors joining us for VISS 2019. Please join us in welcoming Tricia Dong, Kevin Murakoshi, Clint Fernandes, Matheus Olmedo, Jennifer Landels, and Michael Heveran. Along with our Intensive Tracks and one-off workshops, VISS will have a series of lectures from various instructors and special guests. […]

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Intensive Descriptions Are Now Up!

One of the main things that sets the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium apart from other events are our intensive workshop series’. Intensives allow you to work with one instructor on a single discipline or art for as many as 10 hours over the course of the VISS weekend. Further, to support this year’s theme “This […]

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Interested in Volunteering?

Want to get behind the scenes at VISS? We’re looking for drivers, photographers, videographers, bartenders, registration/equipment/facilities assistants, and instructor aides. Volunteers can get up to 100% of their event registration ticket waived. Email: walker@vancouverswordplay.com, if you’re interested in having a hands on role in delivering the event. […]

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Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 2015 Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium (VISS) to be held March 27-29 at Academie Duello in Vancouver, BC, Canada! The 3-day symposium will include events which represent a range of Western martial arts traditions. VISS is only held once every two years, so take advantage of the opportunity while you […]

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Christian Tobler confirmed for VISS 2015

Christian Tobler of Selohaar Fechtschule will be joining VISS 2015 to teach a 3-day intensive! Christian specializes in historical German swordsmanship and is one of the best-known translators of German medieval texts. In 2013, Christian taught workshops on German dagger and German sword and buckler, then fenced against Sean Hayes with sword and buckler at […]

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VISS Coverage in the West Ender Newspaper

Check out this article on the life and death of Erol Flynn, swordplay in movies, and David McCormick‘s workshops at the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium.  All of this is also available in print in the current issue of the West Ender. David McCormick is leading a workshop, Bringing down the Big Guy, on the application […]

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