WHERE WE PRACTICE
Our Training Venue: The Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, Maryland 21403
MASHS meets every Sunday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 except on holidays and family celebrations. These will likely include New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Mothers Day, Memorial Day, Fathers Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Each participant is asked to contribute a minimal floor fee at each session to help cover costs such as rental of our venue, insurance, our website, and starter equipment for loan to MASHS novices. Currently, the floor fee at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center is $15.00.
Our training structure is fairly flexible and is designed to suit the preferences and needs of the individual participants. Generally, all the weapon systems are offered in concurrent sessions.
Directions to the Pip Moyer Recreation Center (PMRC)
The Pip Moyer Recreation Center is located at 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, MD, 21403. Use MapQuest or Google Maps to find the best route from your home to the PMRC. Unless you live in Annapolis, most drivers will need to find their way to Route 50 and take Exit 22, to Route 665, Aris Allen Boulevard. Continue on 665 until it terminates at the traffic light at Chinquapin Round Road. Drive straight through the light. You are now on Forest Drive. The third traffic light (not counting the fire station flashing light) is Hilltop Lane. There are two dedicated left turn lanes on to Hilltop. Stay in the right lane of the two left turn lanes. The next traffic light after turning left on to Hilltop is Spa Road. Drive through this light staying on Hilltop and you’ll find the PMRC about a ½ mile more on the left.
We train in the Auxiliary Gymnasium, located on the lower level. Once you enter the PMRC make you way down to the lower level via elevator, ramp, or stairs. If you should get stopped by the staff at the reception desk, just let them know that you are with MASHS, the sword fighting group. That way you avoid having to pay a facility charge. Enter the main gymnasium, and turn right. The Auxiliary Gymnasium is at the end of the main gymnasium.