About the School

Classical fencing is the art and science of defense. Students at the Nelson School of Arms are taught according to the methods of a specific tradition that can be traced into the 19th Century in the United States and Europe, and that adhere to the principles and mindset of fencing as preparation for the duel.

Instruction is currently offered in Santa Rosa, CA as private lessons or small group lessons, by appointment only, and are suitable for all ages and abilities. To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Instructor Nelson at 360 773-5865, or email instructor@nelsonfencingschool.com.

Covid-19 Notice:
Until further notice, lessons will be held outside when possible, and a face mask must be worn at all times. Students will be required to purchase their own equipment as soon as possible (no equipment is required for a student’s first lesson).