Watch out for imaginary samurai, musketeers, centurions and other adventurers. You’ll have the opportunity to hone your Hollywood swordfighting skills in City Park on Saturday at an outdoor event called The Sword Experience.
The traveling dueling school will be led by actor Adrian Paul, best known for his role as swashbuckling Scotsman Duncan MacLeod in the 1990s TV show ‘Highlander: The Series’.
Participants will get a workout learning how to push and parry convincingly from the experienced actor, who is also a martial arts expert, and other actors.
The theme for Saturday’s activity is inspired by the neoclassical Peristyle pavilion in City Park, where it will be held. Sword fighters are encouraged to dress with an ancient Roman touch, with self-proclaimed togas, gladiatorial loincloths and the like.
Practical lessons with wooden weapons range from $215 to $375, plus service charges. Spectators wishing to watch from behind the scenes can purchase tickets for $55.
Le Péristyle is located at 42 Dreyfous Drive. Registration for the event begins at 10:30 a.m., with activities from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For tickets and more details, visit The Sword Experience website.