Joining Forteza is as simple as signing-up for one or more of our introductory courses. No previous experience is expected and no equipment is required besides comfortable training clothes, athletic shoes, a water-bottle and enthusiasm. Choose the class(es) that appeal to you, check the schedule to see when they begin and come on down!
Entry into each of our martial arts courses is through either a six-week, introductory class or periodic seminars.
In this introduction to our Renaissance Swordsmanship program, you will learn the fundamentals of wielding the rapier, the deadly dueling sword of the courtier and swashbuckler. Grants access to our on-going Renaissance Swordsmanship program.
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00 – 7:30 (for 6 weeks) and Saturday from 9:30 – 11:00 AM (12 weeks)
Our introduction to Armizare, the martial art of the medieval knight, will teach you to wield the powerful, yet surprisingly elegant, two-handed longsword. Grants access to our on-going Armizare program.
Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 (for 6 weeks), Saturday from 9:30 – 11:00 AM (12 weeks)
A unique blend of bare-knuckle boxing, jiujutsu, savate and cane-fighting, Bartitsu will give you a well-rounded set of skills. Grants acess to our on-going Victorian Martial Arts program, which combines Bartitsu with a wide variety of Victorian-era fighting arts such as saber and bayonet fencing, Bowie knife fighting.
Schedule: Thursday from 7 – 9 PM (6 weeks)
Open enrollment into on-going classes.
Schedule: On-going class Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:30pm, Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30pm.
Cost: By tuition package or punch-card.
Register online for a free one-on-one or couple’s initial evaluation, and let your journey begin.
Schedule: By appointment
Cost: Varies by package.
Use non-contact and partnered exercises to develop body mechanics, speed, and strength, for the perfect balance of cardiovascular, muscular, and technical training.
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6:00 AM, Sunday 10:00 am (on-going).
Cost: $100.00 per month.
Check out our Schedule to see what’s happening during the week, then come visit us at 4437 N. Ravenswood (just north of the corner of Ravenswood and Montrose) to observe a class, talk to our staff and just get a feel for what we have to offer. We look forward to meeting you!