[ATE] Practicum of the Sword VI

Come join us in the Barony of Starkhafn, and partake of our famous hospitality in the desert, as we once again engage in a weekend of classes with an emphasis on sword combat in SCA armored, unarmored and rapier formats, with an eye on the historical use of the weapons, and other matters of import to the well-rounded swordsman and swordswoman!

We will also have an area prepared for the mental exercises of period games! Warriors, scholars and others of all skill levels are encouraged to attend and participate. The new site will allow some classes in the comfort of the great indoors. You can put your newly-learned skills to use in a tournament that will be held on Sunday afternoon.

Classes will run during the day on President's Day Weekend, Saturday, February 18 and Sunday February 19, with a revel planned for Saturday evening. Site fee will include lunch on Saturday, and a lunch will be available on Sunday for a donation.

Classes will include Spear for SCA Rapier, classes and a cutting demonstration by Bill Wilson of the Tattershall School of Defense, Unarmored Combat by Their Graces Guillaume de la Belgique and Felinah Tifarah Arvella Memo Hazara Khan-ad-Din, fighting garb with HE Kate Dogberry, classes with Don Lot Ramirez, and others yet to be confirmed.

Directions: The event will be held at 1204 6th St, Boulder City, NV 89005.

If you are heading north towards Vegas, take the I15 to Blue Diamond Rd/NV-160 S and stay straight to go onto E Windmill Lane. This will allow you to merge onto I-215 E/Bruce Woodbury Belt which you will then take to the US-93 S via EXIT 1 toward Boulder City. Stay straight to go onto Nevada Way. Take the 2nd right onto 5th Street, take the 3rd right onto B Ave., the first left onto 6th Street and the site will be on your left. If you reach Adams Blvd. you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far.

If you are heading south towards Vegas, take the I15 to N Las Vegas Blvd/NV-604 S toward Minot Avenue, turn left onto N Lamb Blvd, then right onto E. Charleston Blvd/NV-159 W. Merge onto US-93 S via the ramp on the left (if you reach Farley St. you have gone too far). Stay straight to go onto Nevada Way, take the 2nd right onto 5th Street, the 3rd right onto B Avenue and take the 1st left onto 6th Street. The site will be on your left.

Site Fee(s):
Members: $12 for Adults and youth age 16 and up; $6 for youth age 11-15; Free for children 10 and under. Please remember there is a $5 non-member surcharge. Site fee for age 16 and up includes classes and lunch; fee for age 11-15 includes lunch but not classes. Make check payable to SCA, Inc./ Barony of Starkhafn

Event Steward: HE Fergus O'Fey