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The Tidewater Club

Join Us For Class

Locations and Schedule

Virginia Beach, VA

Information coming soon


Class Times to be Announced

About us

The Tidewater Club was created when friends Erin Franklin and John Schares joined together during a transitional time in the U.S. and is the largest School in America. It is also the first to offer Course Y (an introduction to advanced forms including dual wielding and saberstaff) in the country.

Local Events

Coming Soon

National Events

Feb 15-16, 2020 Official’s Course (Hawaii)

March 28-29 2020 Midwest Regional Tournament (Kalamazoo, MI)

May 30-31, 2020 USA National Tournament (Elmira, NY)

Meet our Instructors

Erin Franklin

Form I, Form II, Course Y

John “Pan” Schares

Form I, Form II, Course Y