Combative Arts Day Camp

Greetings! You are invited to participate in a day full of Combative Arts/Western Martial Arts training hosted by Chateau de Camville. The Day Camp will offer a structured lesson plan, slow drill and free focused sparring specifically geared to help you improve your understanding of the combative arts as related to armored combat and to sharpen you performance on the practice, tourney and melee field.

We will be focusing on some of the foundations of swordsmanship such as body mechanics, foot work, balance and awareness. We will also be looking at various aspects of defense/offence as used both in historical combat and today's SCA tournament/WMA competitions. The day will conclude with a BBQ. This is a great opportunity to hone your swordsmanship skills! SPACE IS LIMITED! Please RSVP no later than January 10, 2006

DATE: January 14, 2006
PLACE: Sorensdale Park in Hayward CA.

DIRECTIONS: Take your best route to 880 and head towards Hayward. Take the Jackson St/Hwy. 92 exit and head EAST (if you pass Hesperian Blvd. you have gone the wrong way). Make your FIRST RIGHT on Santa Clara. This becomes Harder Rd. Make a RIGHT on Jane Street. Follow Jane all the way to the very end. The park will be on the right hand side.

COST: We're asking each participant for $5.00 help defray event costs if you can.

RSVP's: Please send them to and let us know who is in your party and any dietary concerns you may have.

NOTES: Sorensdale Park is a DRY site (no alcohol). Flush privies and a very kid friendly playground on site. Lots of benches, picnic tables and shade trees too! The BBQ shall take place at a residence just down the street.

Lead Instructor: Viscount RIchard de Camville, KSCA Guest Instructors: TBA

9:00 - Site opens/Sign-in.
10:00AM - Warm-up and Class Begins-please be prompt!
12:30-1:30 Lunch (BYOL)
1:30-3:00- Drills and Light Armor Focused Sparring
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-5:00 Armored Drills and Focused Sparring
5:30 BBQ Begins.

YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING: Your favorite beverage. Lunch. Comfortable fighting/work-out clothes, elbow/knee pads, groin protection, gloves, rattan or wood wasters, shield (if desired-some loaners available) athletic shoes or boots that supports the ankle. For the Light Armored/Armored portion of the day you will need solid elbow/knee covering (all three sides), padded hand protection or hilts, neck protection with cervical vertebrae covering, kidney/short rib protection, solid groin protection, head protection which should cover the face, top, rear and sides of the head. NOTE: Fencing mask, lacrosse/hockey helmets or internal padded metal helmets are acceptable). Think safety! We will be wielding weapons so protect yourself as best you can. Some loaner gear is will be available but limited so bring what you can. Questions? Contact us at

We look forward to sharing the day with you!

The Members of Chateau de Camville