Swordplay through the Pandemic
Tell us what would help you keep training, and if you can help us keep teaching!
Ottawa Swordplay has been ordered closed and currently there is no clear timeline as to when we will be permitted to reopen. We'd like to provide resources that will help you and/or interest you during the shut-down. We also are looking at creative ways to maintain our revenue stream during the closure.
What would make it possible/easier for you to train at home?
Videos of solo drills
Videos of technique demonstrations
Interactive video coaching
Loaner wooden training sword
Ability to purchase swords and/or masks and have them delivered.
What other resources could we provide that would interest you, especially during the shutdown.
Manuscript discussion webinars
Swordplay Q&A Webinars
Discussion Forum/Messageboard specifically for students of Ottawa Swordplay
Tournament video online watch and discuss parties
Swordplay movie online watch and discuss parties
What activities would you participate in if they are permitted and feasible before we can restart indoor classes?
Outdoor training including wide measure techniques with social distancing
Outdoor training of forms only, with social distancing
One on One training with social distancing
If we ask it, which of the following are you willing and able to do to help us maintain our revenue?
Pay membership now for whenever Ottawa Swordplay re-opens
Pay reduced membership for some of the services above
Pay ongoing full membership during the shutdown
Donate gift memberships/novice courses for other students going through financial hardship
Purchase a new training sword from Ottawa Swordplay
Sponsor a training sword to be added to the loaner supply
Pay for a heraldic crest to be devised and hung in my honour at the sword hall
Purchase special T-Shirts or other swag as a fundraiser
Sign a petition to get relief of expenses for small businesses
Write a letter to a City Councillor, MPP, or MP
Please provide any useful information pertaining to your answers to any of the above questions. For example, if you are willing to sponsor something or buy something, how much would you contribute?
Do you have any other suggestions for how we could better serve our students and community during this crisis?
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