Membership: Building a Better You

In creating Forteza we’ve kept you in mind. Some of you may be like us, and the programs we offer speak to you with a passion, so you want as many chances to train as you can get. Or, you might have come to our studio looking for a new way to train. Perhaps you want a chance to taste a bit of everything we offer. But no matter what your level of interest, everyone faces the challenge of managing their passion for training with the complex, busy lives they lead.

We keep those competing needs in mind when we build our schedules and our tuition plans, offering you flexibility, diversity and value.

Once you have found the program that best fits your interests, we offer several different ways to organize your training, including a simple, punch-card system, three different training packages, and private or semi-private lessons. Find the one that best suits you!

Multi-Class Punch-Card

$160 per 10 Class Card

Our ten class punch-card is an ideal solution for casual students or those who need more flexibility in their training schedule. Buy your punch-card and drop in to the classes that fit your schedule.

Order Your Martial Arts Punch-Card Now!

Order Your Personal Training Punch-Card Now!

Membership Packages

If you are serious about training in one or more of our martial arts programs, then we strongly recommend one of our membership packages, which allow you a chance to train more and pay less; bringing your cost to as low as $4.00 per class! They also provide discounts in the Forteza store, not otherwise available to members.

The Swordsman Membership

$160/Month +$40 annual CSG Association Fee

$920/Six Months (3 weeks free!)

$1600/Year (8 weeks free!)

If you are drawn by the allure of the sword, taught in a traditional martial arts environment, then the Swordsman Membership is ideal for you. Membership includes:
  • Drop-in access to the Renaissance Swordsmanship and Knightly Arts Taster Classes – get a refresher whenever you need it!
  • Two weekly, and one weekend Foundations classes;
  • Three weekly Focus classes: Close-Quarter Combat, Rapier and Longsword;
  • Four weekly FightingFit! bootcamps;
  • A weeknight and Saturday Scholar’s class for students of the necessary rank;
Register Now at $160/Month!
Register Now at $920/Six Months!
Register Now at $1600/Year!

The FightingFit! Membership

$150/Month

$788/Six Months (3 weeks free!)

$1500/Year (8 weeks free!)

Aimed at the student who wants to combine a practical, proven street-defense system with combat sports, traditional American fighting arts like bare-knuckle boxing and Catch-as-Catch-Can wrestling, and classical conditioning, our Modern Combatives Membership Includes:
  • Six weekday FightingFit! classes;
  • Sunday SpartanFit! bootcamps;
  • A private, monthly Forteza Combative Club class
Register Now at $150/Month!
Register Now at $788/Six Months!
Register Now at $1500/Year!

The All-Inclusive Membership

$200/Month +$40 annual CSG Association Fee

$1150/Six Months (3 weeks free!)

$2000/Year (8 weeks free!)

The All-Inclusive Membership is truly just that: full access to all of the classes we offer! With over 18 weekly classes to choose from, you’ll be a true part of the Forteza family.
  • Comprehensive training in Historical Swordsmanship, including all Taster, Foundations and Focus classes;
  • A weeknight and Saturday Scholar’s class for students of the necessary rank;
  • A weeknight and Satruday Scholar’s class for students of the necessary rank;
  • Monthly Forteza Combatives Club class.
  • All FightingFit! bootcamps.
Register Now at $200/Month!
Register Now at $1150/Six Months!
Register Now at $2000/Year!

Note that with all packages, a student is still only eligible take classes for which they have completed that program’s prerequisites and hold the appropriate rank.

Functional Fitness Personal Training & Semi-Private Lessons

There is no better way to either learn a martial art, or to refine your skills, than through personalized attention. Using the same model as our personal trainers, we provide both private and small-group lessons.

Private Training

$75/hr
Register Now at $75/hour!

One-on-One with Instructor

10 Pack for $70/hr
Register Now at $70/hour!

One-on-One with Instructor

20 Pack for $60/hr
Register Now at $60/hour!

Couples Training

$100/hr
Register Now at $100/hour!

Couples Training

10 Pack for $70/hr

Fee divided between students

Register Now!

Mini Class

$120/hr for 3-4 Students

Fee divided between students

Register Now at $120/hour!

About the CSG Association Fee

Forteza teaches historical European swordsmanship as a licensed body of the Chicago Swordplay Guild, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the preservation of the martial arts of medieval and Renaissance Italy. Guild membership is required for all students to progress beyond the Taster classes, but provides students with a number of benefits, including:

  • Access to rank testing within the Guild
  • A $10 discount to related workshops and seminars at Forteza, a $25 discount applies only to Forteza members in good standing.
  • Discounted admission to the Guild-sponsored Western Martial Arts Workshop, the world’s premier seminar for the study of European swordplay and fighting traditions.

The association fee must be paid on location at Forteza.

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