VISS 2024: From Earnest to Honour

We’re excited to announce the theme for this year’s Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium (May 24-26) is From Earnest to Honour: Martial Art From Deadly Combat to Tournament and Deeds of Arms. Join us over this 3-day event for six immersive intensives where you will explore martial traditions from their deadly origins to their contemporary and historical application. Each intensive (you choose 2) offers 9 hours with a single instructor allowing you to make meaningful gains in your martial practice. Attendees will experience a seamless progression that bridges the past to the present, delving deep into the martial techniques, tactical systems, and strategic applications that have defined these arts through the ages.

Day 1: Techniques & Tradition

Day 2: Tactics & Antagonism

Day 3: Strategy & Application

All 6 intensives, plus additional elective workshops, are taught by world renowned instructors spanning longsword, armoured combat, single-handed sword, duelling swords, grappling/wrestling, and more.

This year’s event will be hosted exclusively at Academie Duello’s newly expanded downtown Vancouver Canada location. We are making this a focused event with a limited attendance so everyone can get the absolute most out of the experience.

Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.