"They are medieval enthusiasts, but you could also call them history buffs. You could also probably call them geeks or weirdoes, but it's hard to look someone in the face and say anything even remotely derogatory when they're holding a broadsword," says Jacob L. Grant, staff writer for Caledonian-Record
in Concord, Vermont in a recent article.
Grant visited a youth combat practice where he watched a group of eight kids learn the art of medieval foot combat and just have a lot of fun.
"I like it!" said Genoa Scherbatskoy, who, at 12 years old, is the only girl participant in the youth combat group. "It's fun."