Interested in the martial arts you see in your favorite movies and shows? Look no farther. The Dojo is where you want to be. The Twilight Knights, a fighting arts guild, will be at the convention helping teach all sorts of different styles of combat.
Got questions? The first event has the Twilight Knights hosting a Q&A session for any and all questions regarding weapons, styles, and combat.
Fans of weapons have plenty of choices! There are longsword, daggers, spear, and archery workshops. Don’t want to choose one specific weapon? There’s also a “Mixed Weapons Demo” where you can learn about using multiple weapon styles.
Want to learn basics of weaponless martial arts? There are multiple options there too. For the ladies there is a specially tailored self-defense class to learn some basic defense training. Check out the “Intro to Kung Fu” class, open to everyone, on Saturday and the morning yoga session on Sunday. All you tacticians out there can check out the “Battle Tips and Tactics” session on Saturday that’ll prepare you for that night’s boffer war.
Aren’t into fighting? Try out the “Basic Wood Carving” session! Take that class to learn how to whittle and produce something with your own hands.
Drop on by The Dojo at the Hilton Almaden during their hours or check the schedule for sessions of interest. The Dojo is open Friday from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, and Monday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Take what you’ve learned and apply it in the Lightsaber Collegium (Friday) or in the Boffer War (Saturday) at The Battlefield (DoubleTree Siskiyou/Donner). Before the lightsaber battle, there is an archery demo including live fire on Friday so definitely check that out. BYOL – Bring Your Own Lightsaber to the battle. On both nights, The Battlefield is open from 6:00 pm – midnight.