|The Academy offers a core training program that addresses two objectives: (1) to resurrect and reconstruct historical European/Western medieval martial arts; (2) to provide instruction and training in the development of personal defensive and offensive skills. For newcomers to training, we recommend you review and familiarize yourself with the training program and the equipment requirements for recruits. The equipment requirements page describes the equipment required for each level of training skill or rank.
Recruit training at AEMMA is designed to give the students the foundations of l`arte dell`armizare based on either abrazare (grappling) or daga (dagger) alternating with training with spada (sword). In other words, one session would be either abrazare (grappling) or daga (dagger) followed by the next session with spada (sword). Scholler training roughly follows the planned training segments found in detail on the scholler training pages.
Below are listed the details with respect to the training schedule (note the combined recruit and scholler classes), membership categories, fees structures and a guest visit request form.
|about AEMMA : training schedule|
|Sunday||Recruit, Scholler candidates [ 1 ], Scholler and above training combined classes||10:30am - 12:30pm|
|Italian Rapier||1:00 - 3:00pm|
|Recruit Training||7:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Scholler candidates [ 1 ], Scholler and above, R&D||9:00pm - 10:30pm|
|Recruit & Scholler Training||7:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Free Scholler Training||9:00pm - 10:30pm|
|Medieval Archery - Longbow and/or Recurves
|4:00pm - 6:00pm
(winter - indoors: Oct - Apr)
4:00pm - 6:00pm
(summer - outdoors: May - Sep if range is in good shape!)
|By appointment||Mounted Combat and Horsemanship Training||Schedules arranged individually between student and trainer|
|Member||Denotes any individual that trains with AEMMA and whose training dues are up to date and who trains at AEMMA based on one of the following membership types, i.e. occasional, casual, committed, archery.|
|Occasional||A student who is an AEMMA member and who trains periodically in the form of single sessions. This applies to either historical fencing or medieval archery.|
|Committed||A student who is an AEMMA member and who trains two (2) or more times per week.
A committed student has also the opportunity to receive training in any one or more other martial arts schools that make up the Fighting Arts Company Toronto (FACT) [ 2 ], i.e. Jeet Kune Do (JKD) and/or Wing Chun (WC) and to practice traditional (longbow/recurve) archery.
|Family member||A reduction of $15/month per family member of an existing AEMMA member applicable across all categories of fees type, except for annual membership.|
|Archery||A student who is an AEMMA member and who trains once weekly with traditional archery only.|
|Contributing member||A student of AEMMA who can no longer train with any sort of regularity, or who will be absent for an extended period of time, may continue contribute financially with a recurring small payment to the AEMMA organization to continue to support the organization and ensure its continued viability. This entitles the individual a single training session per month, remain on the AEMMA elist, store their equipment at the salle and for schollers, to be included in the roster for scholler test. AEMMA is extremely appreciative to those who demonstrate their continued support in this manner.|
|Note ===>||Students wishing to participate in training, either the martial arts or the archery, must be a minimum of 16 years of age or older.|
|about AEMMA : fees structure|
There are no additional fees over and above the fees listed below, i.e. no salle fees nor club membership fees. The fees indicated below are each "all in".
|Fees Type||Amount ($CAD)||Description|
|Contributing||$20.00||Monthly recurring fee, available only via paypal (see below). Description of entitlements described above. Students who are absent for long periods of time are encouraged to contribute to AEMMA to allow their equipment to remain at the salle in storage, and to preserve their online access and elist subscription.|
|Per session||$30.00||Per practice session, payable to an officer of AEMMA in the form of cash or cheque (made out to "Fighting Arts Collective") at the beginning of each practice session, applicable towards a martial arts training session or archery.|
|Archery||$50.00*||Monthly training fee, payable to an officer of AEMMA in the form of cash (3-months in advance) or a minimum of 6 post-dated cheques (made out to "Fighting Arts Collective"), payments due by the 15th of each month.
* $20 per session.
|Italian rapier||$80.00||Monthly training fee, payable to an officer of AEMMA in the form of cash (3-months in advance) or a minimum of 6 post-dated cheques (made out to "Fighting Arts Collective"), payments due by the 15th of each month, $70 CAD/month for each additional family member.|
|Committed||$120.00||Monthly training fee, payable to an officer of AEMMA in the form of cash (3-months in advance) or a minimum of 6 post-dated cheques (made out to "Fighting Arts Collective"), payments due by the 15th of each month which covers the following month, $85 CAD/month for each additional family member.|
Note: Membership Incentives is a program whereby current AEMMA members who bring in new members who sign up for 6-months of training along with a pre-payment of the training fees (6 post-dated cheques), is entitled to one month of free training in their current training category in their next batch of 6-month payments (i.e. 5-post dated cheques will cover 6 months of training).
FACT (AEMMA) Membership Payment
Click on the PayPal button below that corresponds to the kind of FACT (AEMMA) membership you're purchasing. If you want to pay monthly, choose one of the recurring options. All funds are in Canadian dollars.
|Italian Rapier Fencing: $80 per month (recurring)|
|Archery (AEMMA) Membership: $50 per month (recurring)|
|3 Month Archery (AEMMA) Membership: $150|
|Committed FACT (AEMMA) Membership: $120 per month (recurring)|
|3 Month Committed FACT (AEMMA) Membership: $350 (save $10)|
|6 Month Committed FACT (AEMMA) Membership: $650 (save $70)|
|1 Year Committed FACT (AEMMA) Membership: $1200 (save $240 or 2-months free training)|
|Click on the PayPal button on the left to bring up the subscription page for Contributing Member.|
|Note: You do not need a PayPal account to use your credit card at PayPal.
Just look for the "Don't have a PayPal account? Continue..." link at the bottom of the checkout page.
|about AEMMA : guest visit request|
Guest Visit Request Form
Please fill out the form below to make your request to visit a training session. The purpose of the form is to obtain minimum information about you, and to notify you should the training time or location change, and to inform us of your desire to visit AEMMA.
Text boxes highlighted with "*" are mandatory fields.
Please wait for the confirmation of your guest visit request
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