Sword & Fencing Classes and Educational Adventures


Looking for weekly sword or fencing classes or exciting educational adventures? Want to learn the art of swordsmanship? Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship is the largest swordsmanship school in North America.

Our modern, air-conditioned facility is located in Burlington, MA (near the Burlington Mall) and serving the surrounding communities of Lexington, Bedford, Woburn, Billerica, and Reading. We provide sword and fencing classes as well as birthday parties and full day educational adventures when school is closed. We have separate classes for kids, teens and adults.



Swordsmanship and Fencing Classes

At Guard Up, our emphasis is more on personal growth and technical development of your sword or fencing skills than competitive training. Our priorities are your individual training goals.

Our environment is renowned for being creative, interactive, fun and welcoming to all skill levels — from complete beginners to advanced students.



Youth, Teen, and Adult Fencing Classes


Interested in the Olympic sport of Foil or Saber fencing?  Love the idea of a sport based in speed, agility, and strategy?  There is a reason fencing is called “Physical Chess”. Try our Fencing Classes.



Teen and Adult Historical Weapons Class

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Are you a history buff? Looking for a swordsmanship class that is more like a “world tour” of swords and other weapons?  Learn about weapons and battles of the past by re-enacting their styles. Try our Historical Weapons Class.



Educational Sword Adventure Classes

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Our youth and teen Educational Adventure Classes specialize in getting bright kids “unplugged” from the computer games and television and getting them physically, mentally and socially active in a setting that appreciates their uniqueness. Where else can they fight monsters, solve mysteries, and learn while burning calories with their friends?  Try our Sword Adventure Classes



Junior Instructor Leadership Class

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It’s difficult to get teens real-life training for work and college that involves planning, public speaking, classroom management, designing curriculum, and more.  Our Junior Instructors can earn their Assistant Instructor certificate and even a job at Guard Up – which looks great on a resume or college application! Try our Junior Instructor Leadership Class.



Nerf Educational Adventure Class


It’s a tough job, trying to save the world from zombies and robots. But we make it exciting and educational as kids and teens work together to solve the mystery, learn about science, and stop the latest invasion! Try our Nerf Adventure Class.



Birthday Parties & Events

We also offer everything from Summer Camps and School Break Adventures, School Holiday Adventures (for when school is closed and your young hero is looking for something to do), private lessons, Birthday Parties and special events for all ages. Give us a call at (781) 270-4800 or fill out the form below for more information.





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(parents/guardians of minors must be in attendance during first lesson or event)