Sharpen Your Soul
The CrossSwords Way
CrossSwords Battle School is a private academy focused on applying holistic disciplines through a context of martial art training. Our ultimate goal is to train up our teen and adult members in a Way which transcends all arenas of life: tempering the entirety of the Soul: Mind, Body, & Spirit.
Through Mastering the Art of the Sword, members gain a sense of something greater, and the ability to foster purpose. By disciplines of Self-Defense Combat, students gain a confidence that only comes through real physical skills. By training the Principles of Nobility: virtue of action, wisdom of thought, and ardent conviction, our Knights are empowered to take charge of their lives, build a sense of grounded strength, and foster a greater meaning through taking personal responsibility and growing in grace.
We are CrossSwords Battle School.
We train the CrossSwords Way.
**See our Programs page for More information each Wing of our School!**
Our curriculum has a triform composition of:
Swordsmanship (weapons martial arts training including, katanas, long swords, knife & short blade work, bo-staff, pole arms, stick fighting, and countless others)
Self-Defense Combat (developing competencies in hand-to-hand arts through boxing, kickboxing, grappling, and physical endurance), and
Soul Coaching (a holistic approach to spiritual mentorship, mindfulness training, and life coaching).
Together we call this
What a CrossSwords Black Belt (a Knight) looks like: is a man or woman of heroic courage, gracious humility, disciplined convictions, and integrity of character. They are excellent in self-defense, but more importantly excellent in self-transcendence. Hence, the way to Knighthood is not only in steel or in spirit but with the whole self: the whole soul.
That’s what CrossSwords is all about: sword fighting & good conversations.