Sword & Shield 2

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sword and shield

Co-ed  |  Ages 14+  |  Thursday 7:30pm-9:00pm

Warriors of the Light Academy Sword and Shield II Training is for students who have completed Level I and want additional challenges. The goal is to deepen student skill with, and appreciation for, our featured weapons; the Sword and Shield.

The Level II course assumes the student already has basic prerequisite knowledge from the Level I course: the techniques and terms that serve as our common "language" of instruction.

The focus is on improving the use of fighting tactics, improved development of attributes for fitness, and building better strategies for fighting, all within a safe and fun community of friends.

Andy Keyworth

Andy Keyworth


A lifelong martial arts student, Andy is the head instructor of our Sword-and-Shield classes, and the developer of Warrior Legacy Martial Arts Program.

Andy regards historical personal combat and martial arts as a way to touch the “warrior spirit”— understanding part of the skills, mindset, and training that warriors in different cultures must have experienced that enabled them to survive conflict; and drawing lessons for today. 

Andy brings a deep knowledge of martial arts and warrior cultures to his classes, and believes that rigorous training in martial arts can help people today to overcome modern obstacles.

​Credentials and Experience​:
  • 20+ years’ experience in martial arts including Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Indigenous/Colonial American and European styles
  • Holds the rank of Yondan (4th dan) in the Jinenkan, and serves as the only Canadian Shibu-Cho ("district leader")
  • Trained in tomahawk, bowie knife, war club, long sword, cane, and archery
  • Associate Instructor of Martial Blade Concepts, a system of small personal-knife use and defense, as well as empty-hand tactics
  • Has taught martial arts and combatives seminars to civilians and police personnel across Canada; and in San Diego, New York City, Sweden, and Japan.

Warriors of the Light  offers programming designed to connect men, women and children with their inner-warrior spirit, establishing true authentic power, confidence and purpose from the inside-out. 

Street : 9 Capella Court, Nepean

Email : warriors@warriorsofthelight.ca

Phone : +613.842.0272