Code of Conduct

The Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium is a gathering of martial arts practitioners and enthusiasts that aims to be a radically inclusive event for attendees of any race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. By welcoming practitioners from any background, without discrimination, we create a space for greater learning and enrichment for all.

  • No participant may engage in training or sparring while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Anyone engaging in discriminatory or harassing behaviour will be removed from class and may also be removed from the event. This includes – but is not limited to – discrimination based on race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic or religious background, and ability, as well as verbal, physical, and sexual harassment
  • The Academie Duello Code of Conduct applies for all VISS events/activities as well.

All participants at VISS are expected to abide by the above.

Questions or concerns about the code of conduct should be directed to If during VISS you witness things that make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe during the event please e-mail or speak with one of the event organizers.