Viking Sword and Shield Training

The Covid-19 crisis put an unprecedented strain on our facility, and we will unfortunately be closing this location.

We are in the process of exploring options to reopen soon, so check back later for a status update.

Please stay tuned!



Want to challenge your inner Viking Warrior?

Then join our exciting Viking Sword and Shield classes.


We have created a fun yet challenging program that will teach novices and people with previous experience the methods of using a Viking inspired shield and sword.

No Experience? No problem, our qualified Teaching Assistants will get you up to speed with all the basic skills you need to participate. No equipment? Again, no problem as we provide the sword, shield and basic safety gear you need. Once you discover how much you are enoying the program, we will even help you purchase your own custom gear and personalize it if you wish. We focus on learning the historic weapon skills in a fun, supportive environment that can be tailored to your skill level.The classes are divided up into warmup and review, introduction of new material and then a chance for you to gear up in the provided equipment and and apply the new techniques on one of the instructors. 


sword and shield

Co-ed  |  Ages 14+  |  Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm

This program is open to men and women, and focuses on learning while having fun. Interactive games will be used to facilitate active engagement and use of the skills learned in a fun and dynamic way.  While not too physically demanding, you will work up a sweat.

Join us at any time!

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

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Phone : +613.851-3524

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