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United States
Traditional Fencing
Association
(USTFA)


Group classes and private instruction held in Jackson, Madison, Ridgeland, & Brandon.




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A Traditional Salle d'Arms

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"Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it..." Jeremiah 6:16a (NIV)

Three Main Tracks of Instruction

The School of



Western Martial Arts

Classical Fencing & Historical Swordsmanship
The School of



Practical Self-Defense

Goju-Shorei Weapons System & Eskrima
Promoting Physical & Mental Health
classes in

Tai Chi Chuan for Health & Relaxation
and
Wei Chi (Go) for Intelligence Building




"Welcome to the Mississippi Academy of Arms. We offer group and private instruction in the Traditional Western Martial Arts of Classical Fencing & Historical Swordsmanship and also in the Practical Self-Defense Martial Arts of Goju-Shorei Weapons & Eskrima, for men and women, boys and girls of all ages, levels, abilities, and disabilities.

In the interest of promoting physical and mental health in the community we offer classes in Tai Chi for Health & Relaxation, Walking Cane Fitness & Self-Defense, and Wei Chi (Go) for Intelligence Building for Senior Adults.

Read a Welcome Message from our Maestro


NEW INTRO COURSE

Introduction to the Traditional Western Martial Arts
of Classical Fencing & Historical Swordsmanship

Tuesdays
6:00 - 7:00 pm

This six week course presents an overview of all the styles of fencing and martial arts taught at the Mississippi Academy of Arms, while teaching the basic foundational elements found in each style.

Completion of this course prepares and qualifies students for continued training and instruction (through group classes and/or private lessons) in the Academy weapons and styles of their choice. The teaching methods used in this course consist of demonstrations, lectures, hand-outs, and hands-on training with safe, non-sharp practice weapons. Participation in this course is a required prerequisite which must be met before enrolling in any of the other Academy classes, except the Youth Fencing Class, the Youth Wei Chi Class, and the Tai Chi Class. (For those classes students may drop by and try them out for free.)

Persons interested in learning more about Traditional Fencing and the various classes offered at the Mississippi Academy of Arms should take this six week course to help them decide if these martial arts are something they want to commit more of their time to studying.


Weekly Classes for Kid's, Youth, & Moms
(In addition to our regular classes for adults which can be found on our schedule page)

Tuesdays:

4:30 - 5:00 - Fencing for Children (ages 7-12)

5:00 - 5:30 - Children & Youth's Wei Ch'i (Go) for Brain/Intelligence Building (Ages 6-14)

5:00 - 5:30 - Tai Chi for Health and Relaxation (Senior Adults, Adults, Youth and Children) FREE to Moms (and Dads) who have a child that attends Fencing or Go classes at the Academy.


Want to learn how to swordfight like the Knights of old?
Try out our Longsword Class


Longsword Class
Thursdays: 7:30 - 8:30 pm


(In addition to our regular classes for adults which can be found on our schedule page)


Academy News

Academy Headmaster
Rez Johnson

receives award from his students celebrating 25 years of teaching Classical Fencing and Historical Swordsmanship.


All classes meet in Ridgeland, MS

INTRODUCTION
TO
TRADITIONAL FENCING
(Classical Fencing & Historical Swordsmanship)

Tuesdays
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Persons interested in learning more about the Traditional Western Martial Arts of Classical Fencing and Historical Swordsmanship or about the Goju-Shorei Weapons System, are encouraged to take this course.

Contact us here for Details


FENCING FOR CHILDREN
Ages 7-12


Tuesdays
4:30 - 5:00 pm


Try it out for FREE !

Contact us here for Details


WEI-CH'I
for
CHILDREN & YOUTH

Wei Chi, known as Go in Japan,
is a 4000 year old board game of
strategy and tactics which is easier
than checkers to learn yet surpasses
chess in building both right and left
brain intelligence.

Ages 6 - 14

Tuesdays
5:00 - 5:30 pm


No Charge, Ever!

Contact us here for Details


SELF-DEFENSE
with a
WALKING CANE

Tuesdays
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Contact us here for Details


SENIOR ADULT
EXCERCISE & SELF-DEFENSE
with a
WALKING CANE

Tuesdays
5:00 - 5:30 pm


Contact us here for Details



TAI CHI FOR HEALTH
YANG STYLE

Tuesdays
5:00 - 5:30 pm


Ridgeland, MS

Contact us here for Details


CONGRATULATIONS
to
Academy members

Elise Smith
Nate Inman

Daniel Drennen
Robert Pridgen

Kerry Jordan



for receiving their
Yellow Sword Belts
and promotion to
Novice Two rank in

19th Century Classical French Fleuret
(The Academic Foil)

from the
United States
Traditional Fencing Association.

(Note: Robert Pridgen and
Kerry Jordan were not
available at the time of the
photograph. Rez Johnson,
Academy Master is on the
far right.)


Class Locations

All of our evening classes
are currently meeting indoors
at the club house at
Harbor Pines in
Ridgeland.
See our Location Map


CONGRATULATIONS
to
Academy members

Trey Palmer (Yellow Belt)
Scott Stall (Yellow Belt)
Elise Smith (Yellow Belt)
Austin Clark (Orange Belt)
Kerry Jordan (Orange Belt)
Nate Inman (Orange Belt)
Robert Pridgen (Purple Belt)

for receiving their rank promotions in the

Goju-Shorei Weapons System

a practical form of self-defense
using a common walking cane.

The walking cane is the most practical weapon of self-defense available to us today, because it is the only weapon left which can be freely carried on a plane, in a court house, school, church, to a sporting event, and anywhere in the world without restriction and without a license or a permit.

For information on how you can start training in

this very practical form of self-defense contact us.

Contact us here for Details


Results from the
Mississippi Academy
of Arms


9th
ANNUAL
CLASSIC DUEL


Saturday, April 1, 2006


Congratulations to:

1st. Bryant Johnson
2nd. Emil Stanford
3rd. Robert Pridgen



Mississippi Academy
of
Arms


A Traditional Fencing Salle

“Standing guard on old,
forgotten roads that no one
travels anymore."



Virtute et Armis
"By Valor & Arms"





In Memory
of
Robert F. Scranton, Maitre d'Armes
1946 - 2004

"My Fencing Master and My Friend"

Memorial to Master Scranton



A Traditional Fencing Salle

“Standing guard on old,
forgotten roads that no one
travels anymore."

Virtute et Armis
"By Valor & Arms"


 

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