Sunday Salon

A Great opportunity to experience 18th and 19th century history for free.


In the 17 and 18th centuries, a culture of salons flourished in Europe. Salons were social gatherings in which individuals engaged in the art of conversation in pursuit of knowledge and fellowship. This is a social event with an introduction and training in Victorian Era fencing techniques with smallsword, foil, dueling sword and military saber.

  • Fencing for beginners and advanced participants.

  • No experience necessary, equipment provided.  

  • Discussion forum on 18th and 19th century history.

  • Beverages and light snacks.

  • Ages 21 and older. 

  • Monthly Salons are free!

Our next Sunday Salon is

July 25, 2021

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

at the Fencing Institute of Texas


Grand Assault
of Arms
 November 13, 2021 

A Public Exhibition of nineteenth century fencing matches, to be contested among the members of the Victorian Fencing Society with various fencing weapons to determine a champion.​

Our 7th Annual Grand Assault of Arms will be held at the Farmers Branch Historical Park - 2540 Farmers Branch Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. Admission is free.

The public is invited to cheer for their champions, ask questions, and take photos. Trained fencers will be on hand to answer any questions the public may have. By the end of the afternoon, a winner will be announced.


Previous VFS Grand Assault Champions:

2015 – Mr. Ryan Span

2016 – Mr. Kyle West

2017 – Mr. Curtis Rochelle

2018 – Mr. Kyle West

2019 – Mr. Kyle West

2020 - Mr. Ethan Waltz

Upcoming Demonstrations

Sherman Celtic Festival

September 25 & 26, 2021

Pecan Grove West Park

3200 Canyon Creek Dr, Sherman, TX 75092

Join us for exhibitions of Highland Swordsmanship, including the Highland Broadsword, Broadsword and Targe, and Highland Dirk.

24. VFS DEMO - GAA 2019 Saber (21) - Copy.jpg
VFS DEM - Scot Fest 2021 Day 2 (23) - Copy.jpg
VFS SEM 6.18 (2) - Copy.JPG