This is a wonderful studio for studying classical fencing. The emphasis is not on the competitive nature of the sport but rather on "preserving and promoting in classical fencing and historical swordplay the true art, science and spirit of the sword." In fact, the name of the studio is taken is from their motto "In Ferro Veritas" which means "In the Sword is Truth." I must say, I don't entirely understand it all, but my 14-year old daughter really enjoys it, perhaps because she loves ideas of fantasy and adventure (something like Pirates of the Caribbean, maybe) and is a secret romantic at heart. Lessons are one to three times a week and are in groups. In addition, there is the option to take private lessons.