Rapier Combat

Combat with rapier, schlagger, or similar bladed weapons.

[ANS] Academy of Defense IV

Philippe and Suzanne, Baron and Baroness of Bjornsborg, invite the Master of England, the Master of Italy, the Mistress of Germany and the Master of Spain to summon all rapier fighters to join them for a day of contests to prove who is the greatest in the world. Combatants will be competing for the coveted title of Provost of the Academy of Bjornsborg.

[OUT] Sworded Affair

The Barony of Fontaine dans Sable has the profound honor of hosting the premier rapier combat event of the Outlands. Sworded Affair promises to be a day long adventure of dueling, fun and friendship.

More photos from Guardian of the Gauntlet online

Elisava Illiesca reports that she has created an album of photos taken at Guardian of the Gauntlet, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Yule Toy Tourney photos on Psaltery Dreams website

The folks at Psaltery Dreams have posted photos from the Yule Toy Tourney, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia. The event raised money for Country Santa, and there were over 220 toys donated.

Guardian of the Gauntlet photos online

Lady Brenna MacDonald has created an album of photos from the recent Guardian of the Gauntlet event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

[AET] Shire of Heronter 12th Night

Join the Shire in its annual 12th Night celebration being held at the First Presbyterian Church. Don your best garb and raise your banner in the main hall.

[ATE] Granite Mountains Northern War Practice

To Arms, To Arms!! All fighters of the Glorious Kingdom of Atenveldt pray attend. The Last Official Kingdom Fighter Practice before Estrella War is here!! Come join us in the Cool Pine Mountains of the Shire of Granite Mountain as we prepare to defend Their Royal Majesties honor, and win glory for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!! All Fighters are encouraged to attend Their Royal Majesties as we perfect our fighting skills on the field of battle to defeat our foes.

[ANS] Northern Regional Fighter Practice

Northern Regional Fighter practice will be Sunday January 24th from 11:00 to 4:00pm at Camp DaKaNi in Wiesenfeuer. We would also like to invite the Rapier, Combat Archery, and general populace as well.

[OUT] War Practice

For anyone traveling to the great Barony of Fontaine dans Sable January 9, 2010 to celebrate our Mid-Winter we invite and encourage one and all to stay for WAAARRRRRR!!!!!! practice on the 10th.

[ANS] Guardian of the Gauntlet and Yule Revel

The Barony of Bryn Gwlad, the Shire of Ffynnon Gath, and the Incipient Stronghold of Hellsgate present Guardian of the Gauntlet and Yule Revel December 12, 2009

100 Minutes War photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from 100 Minutes War which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East.

[EAL] Super Sunday Practice

The rapier community of the Barony of Ben Dunfirth is proud to offer a Super Sunday Practice!

Fighting and festivities at Agincourt

Master Huon reports that a video of activities at the October 24, 2009 Agincourt event is now available to view on YouTube. The event took place in the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Kingdom of AEthelmearc).

Son of Hawkwood Howl photos online

Adam Ingram has posted an album of photos from the Son of Hawkwood Howl which took place October 24, 2009 in the Barony of Hawkwood, Kingdom of Atlantia, on his Psaltery Dreams website. An additional set of photos by Baroness Adeliza is also available.

Lochac rapier photos and video online

Emilio has posted photos and video from the recent Crescent Fence rapier event in the Barony of Ildhafn in the Kingdom of Lochac. The photos are posted on Webshots.

17th century Iberian greatsword treatise online

Toshikage reports that the Memorial of the Practice of the Montante by Diogo Gomes de Figueyredo (1651), translated by Eric Myers, is available to download in PDF format on the Oakeshott Institute website.

[NOR] Much Ado about Twelfth Night

When you think about Twelfth Night, perhaps the Shakespearean play comes to mind, which may then make you think about Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) and then you might start to think about other things that are late period. We would like to encourage everyone to come show off their finest in late period garb for their persona at this year's Twelfth Night event.

[ATE] Twin Moons Tavern Tournament

Their Excellencies, Morgan and Elizabeth, Baron and Baroness of Twin Moons extend hospitality to all in their Viking Tavern this December 5th.

Blade Society offers combat training at the University of Southern Maine

Sullivan Gym is a place for students of the University of Southern Maine to lift weights, play basketball, or sometimes practice medieval warfare through a program offered by the Blade Society, a student-run organization affiliated with the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Joel Neill of the Free Press has the story. (photos)

[AET] Regional Fighter Collegium

The Incipient Shire of Ballachlagan invite one and all to an impromptu regional fighter practice on Sunday, November 1st. Practice will start approximately at 12:00 noon and will run until 6:00 p.m (Rain, shine, or snow). Our facility can accommodate both heavy and light fighters. Unfortunately we cannot do archery in city limits. If there is a thrown weapons marshal out there who would like to set up shop for the day, contact AElric Ravenshaw at Archais@msn.com.

[AET] Hallowtide IV

Greetings unto the populace of Aethelmearc. The Shire of Blackwater once again invites you to find time to come celebrate with us our Hallowtide on November 14th 2009 A.S. 44. Please note the date change.

[WES] Rapier Training Retreat

I will be holding a Rapier Clinic on the 14th and 15th of November at my residence in Delhi CA. The workshop will focus mostly on rapier/dagger and how to maximize your effectiveness with that form. The other focus will be on the psychology of historical fencing and how to control the fight.

Translations of classic fencing texts released

Richard, from the Kingdom of Lochac, reports that two classic fencing manuals are now available for study. A new translation by Ken Mondschein of Camillo Agrippa's manual of 1553, the earliest Italian rapier text, is available for purchase, while the English translation of Ettenhard's manual from 1675 can be read online.

[NOR] Siege the Day

Shattered Oak Shire's Fifth Siege the Day Event is coming soon! Saturday will be an open demonstration open to the public. Help us replicate a Medieval Siege. You'll see Siege Weapons demonstrations & contests, engage in Heavy Combat, Rapier Combat, Archery & Thrown Weapon competitions, Artisans Row,

[AET] Queen's Rapier Champion

The Shire of Sunderoak invites one and all to attend as Her Majesty Elena chooses the next Queen's Rapier Champion Saturday, October 3, 2009

[OUT] War of the Staked Plaines

War is upon us; are there any who will defend Outlands eastern boarders? We now have new and upcoming fighters and they will need instructions. These fighters are a bit green so they will need some gentle force to correct their errant ways. There is a $7.00 site fee plus a $3.00 non member fee and a $5 feast fee.

[ATL] Barnacled Bullfrog

It has been a good season of fair trading (we can call it “trading”, yes?) and the time is right to celebrate our seafaring acumen as well as our health and wealth. Come and join other like-minded souls for a day of lusty pleasure; duelling, gambling, game playing, storytelling and enjoying the fruits of the brewer’s arts.

[WES] Rivenoak Championship Tourney

Gwen & Lori, Coronets of Rivenoak invite you to Tournament to determine their champion. There will be both a heavy armored and rapier champion, as well as a boffer tourney to determine the Junior Champion (two age groups). As we in Rivenoak are a little "different," the tourney will be run a little "different" (expect other than double elimination). Also, as we in Rivenoak are also known as "gameplayers", there will be several game tournaments to choose from, or bring your own, and challenge us with your favorite. We are taking applications for any that want to sponsor a game competition. Contact the autocrat if interested.

[MID] Cynnabar Grande Tourney V

Their Excellencies Gregoire and Giovanna, Baron and Baronessa of Cynnabar, invite you to show your martial prowess at a Grand Tournament to determine the Best of the Best!

[AET] Agincourt

Attend one and all, within the fields of the Debatable Lands, The Feast of Saint Crispin will be upon us and a noble fight will be at hand.