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October 29, 2023

6:30-8:00 pm

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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!


November 12, 2023

9th Annual

VFS Grand Assault of Arms


Farmers Branch Historical Park

2540 Farmers Branch Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Our premiere event, this year will be a Texas Grand Assault, showcasing matches among VFS members using weapons representing the history of Texas: Tomahawk (Native American), Spanish Rapier & Dagger (Spain), Smallsword (France), Military Saber (Mexico), Bowie Knife (Texas), and Bayonet vs Saber (United States).

The Guard and Defense - The Lunge - Tempo & Distance - Seeking Measure and Striking

Seminar followed by a Torneo di Allanamento (Training Tournament)

Sunday October 8, 2023


Location: Fencing Institute of Texas

1000 W Crosby Rd #134,

Carrollton, TX 75006

  • Fees: $20 ($10 for members of FIT)

  • Protective Fencing Equipment Required including Mask, Jacket, Gloves, Full body protection (Some equipment available to loan)

RSVP and Questions: Jonathan Carr

October 8, 2023

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