Sword & Shield 1

Sword and Shield Level I is open to novice and intermediate participants who want to have fun, feel fierce while learning fundamental techniques and skills of Viking inspired sword and shield training.

Try out our monthly co-ed programs, plus discounts to all WOTL Academy run events & workshops.

Unlimited Classes $99 per month


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sword and shield

Co-ed  |  Ages 14+  |  Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm

Warriors of the Light Academy Sword and Shield I Training is open to both new participants and returning students who want to continue to sharpen their fundamental skills and conditioning. Its focus is on our primary weapons; the Sword and Shield, and its founding model draws inspiration from the archetypal Viking warriors in their legendary depiction, armed with a double-edged, single-handed sword capable of cleaving blows and a large, round shield.

These are introductory classes; the overall goal is progressive improvement with basic techniques as we seek to develop the coordinated use of the sword and shield together.

Join us at any time.

Andy Keyworth

Andy Keyworth


A lifelong martial arts student, Andy is the head instructor of our Sword-and-Shield classes, and the developer of Warrior Legacy Martial Arts Program.

Andy regards historical personal combat and martial arts as a way to touch the “warrior spirit”— understanding part of the skills, mindset, and training that warriors in different cultures must have experienced that enabled them to survive conflict; and drawing lessons for today. 

Andy brings a deep knowledge of martial arts and warrior cultures to his classes, and believes that rigorous training in martial arts can help people today to overcome modern obstacles.

​Credentials and Experience​:
  • 20+ years’ experience in martial arts including Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Indigenous/Colonial American and European styles
  • Holds the rank of Yondan (4th dan) in the Jinenkan, and serves as the only Canadian Shibu-Cho ("district leader")
  • Trained in tomahawk, bowie knife, war club, long sword, cane, and archery
  • Associate Instructor of Martial Blade Concepts, a system of small personal-knife use and defense, as well as empty-hand tactics
  • Has taught martial arts and combatives seminars to civilians and police personnel across Canada; and in San Diego, New York City, Sweden, and Japan.

Warriors of the Light  offers programming designed to connect men, women and children with their inner-warrior spirit, establishing true authentic power, confidence and purpose from the inside-out. 

Street : 9 Capella Court, Nepean

Email : warriors@warriorsofthelight.ca

Phone : +613.842.0272