The SSA utilizes the concept of “Le Sale d’Arme”, specifically, the creation of a formal environment in which the discipline of the mind and body can be encouraged through the teaching of fencing.
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The SSA follow the tradition of teaching the art and science of fencing according to the martial principles of the duel. We encourage our students to look at the study of fencing as a journey rather than a means to an end. This teaching has an emphasis on physical subtlety and mental stamina.
The SSA discourages thuggery by putting an emphasis on the development of technical skill, controlled engagement, balance, and defence. We achieve this result through the refinement of the mind through scholastic reasoning, and the body, through physical refinement. Egos are discouraged and must be kept out of the Salle.
Over the years the SSA has developed and offered many forms of authentic Western Martial arts and currently provides the following classes