Students of the CrossSwords Way embody a triform dimensionality of training. Members train the holistic Soul (mentorship, life coaching, goal setting, and personal development), their Sword (training the CrossSwords Battle School style of Weapons and Swordsmanship), and their Strength (CrossSwords Knights must also demonstrate competence in hand-to-hand combatives of self defense martial arts).

For these reasons, a full CrossSwords Black Belt (Knighthood) represents an individual who is certified in all 3 wings of our school – a united master of self.

The 3 Wings of the Battle School

    Nobility of Soul Program
    • The ultimate goal of our academy is to provide a platform –A Way– for each individual to understand and grow themselves.  We call this holistic self: the Soul. 
      (Accordingly, members train the development of Soul through: mindfulness meditation, empathetic awareness, mind-body union, goal orientation, and temperance of virtuous aptitudes: Adamance with Humility, Transcendent Cause with Eminent Care for others, and Evenness of Mind with Deepened Joy, to name a few. Through approaching philosophy, theology, and ethics in a similar way to the Sword, students train the expansion of their cognitive-emotional-relational faculties as the central mark of their progression.)
    CrossSwords Street Certified 
    Martial Combat Technician program
    • CrossSwords martial art curriculum is likewise unique among hand-to-hand combat systems in its streamlined approach to self-defense.
      (Similar to its swordsmanship, CSC [CrossSwords Street-Certified Combat] unites the common elements of global systems with its own unique foundations to form a new system of “Street-Certified” competencies.  A CrossSwords martial combat platform, learn the best of what Boxing/kickboxing, Muay Thai, JuJitsu, TaeKwonDo, Wing Chun, and various other self-defense disciplines have to offer.)
    Mixed-Medieval Arts of Weapons & Swordsmanship Program.
    • Our Members train a New Way of Swordsmanship – reality based old-school sword fighting with a unique and novel form. 
      (This is not modern sport fencing – no sir.  With influences from ancient systems across the globe such as Kenjutsu, Armazaré, Escrima, and more, we are modern warriors in a unique style of the complete sword)
**Some members may wish to achieve a “Black Belt Level of Competence” in only one of these three capacities, and seek training toward a certification isolated in one area for their own personal betterment, and customized for their lives’ needs**

The triad of programs which comprise CrossSwords (Soul Coaching, Swordsmanship, and Martial Combat Training), find their nexus in the image of the KNIGHT, a complete warrior who is able to wield not only their body as a weapon, but also a weapon as a tool for attaining excellence, and their whole person centered around a sense of noble responsibility, freeing passion, and creative growth of self.


Together the whole Soul comes into view, through a tempering process of sharpening the self, called: The CrossSwords Way.

This is what is meant by the complete CrossSwords Way. Or as we put it simply:


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