Rapier Combat

Combat with rapier, schlagger, or similar bladed weapons.

Codex Wallerstein longsword techniques demonstrated online

The Medieval European Martial Arts Guild demonstrates a number of longsword techniques from the Codex Wallerstein on YouTube.

West Kingdom 12th Night photos online

Brigit has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night celebration in the Kingdom of the West.

[AET] Tournament of the White Hart XIII

The Shire of Port Oasis invites all lovers and fighters to the Thirteenth Tournament of the White Hart being held this year on February 27th, 28th, and March 1st at the Cabell County 4-H Camp (6040 Booten Creek Rd, Barboursville, WV, 25504).

[ANT] 12h Night in Appledore

Come one and all to 12Th Night in Appledore; Saturday, January 3 at the Keledon hall.

Final Fencing Master’s Exam given at San Jose State

Puck Curtis of the West Kingdom shares photos on his blog from his final exam given by the Fencing Master’s Program at San Jose State University on December 13, 2008. This will be the last year that the exam will be given at San Jose State University.

Outlands War Practice photos online

EllaAnne de Kari, Unser Hafen Chronicler, reports that she has posted an album of photos from the December 7, 2008 War Practice event in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Longsword combat on YouTube

Two RealGladiators clips on YouTube demonstrate techniques for fencing with a longsword by costumed fighters.

[EAS] Baronial Investiture Anniversary of L'Isle du Dragon Dormant

The Barony of L'Isle du Dragon Dormant would like to extend a joyous invitation to all residents of the East Kingdom and beyond to their fair shores on the 7th day of the month of March, AS XLIII, where Her Royal Majesty of the East, Alethea Eastriding, will be in attendance to witness the festivities of the day.

[LOC] May Crown AS XLIV

The Shire of Darton invites you to attend May Crown in Darton - Again! Enjoy a weekend of festivities centred around our finest fighters competing for their consorts to be the next Crown of Lochac.

Relax in our tavern on Friday night, watch the pageantry and chivalry of a crown tournament followed by a fabulous feast on the Saturday, and then on Sunday enjoy the spectacle of a rapier tourney. Location:
Shire of Darton (Wellington, New Zealand)

[MID] North Oaken Regional A&S Faire

The Marche of Alderford presents the Northern Oaken Regional Arts & Sciences Faire, Saturday March 28, 2009.

Site Info
First Church of the Resurrection
901 East Tucsarawas Street
Canton Ohio

Doors open at 9:00 A.M.
Site closes at 6:00 P.M.

Site is BONE DRY. Brewing and vintning will be held off site. If you plan to enter B&V please inform Autocrat ASAP. Location:
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio)

"Reclaiming the Blade" trailer online

A trailer from the soon-to-be-released documentary Reclaiming the Blade is now available to view online. The film was directed by Daniel McNicoll and stars Viggo Mortensen.

[ANT] Tir Righ November Investiture

Their Highnesses Savaric and Safiye, Prince and Princess of Tir Righ, invite you to bear witness to the elevation of Their Heirs to the Storm Thrones. This event includes the Principality challenges for the A&S Champion and the Rapier Champion, classes hosted by the University of Tir Righ and a Middle Eastern Town Square Revel. Come and mingle, enjoy a beverage, dance to our talented drummers and musicians. Location:
Barony of Lions Gate (Pitt Meadows, British Columbia)

[OUT] Caer Galen Toys for Tots

The time draws nigh for people of the Outlands to once again come forward and show the world how things should be. How the concepts of Chivalry, Courtesy, and Honor didn't die in the Middle Ages, but live on today in those of us who think those things still matter. Time once again for us to help those less fortunate find hope in these troubling times.

Caer Galen Toys for Tots
November 15, 2008 Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Longmont, Colorado)


Please note that the date has been set for the return of our Fencing Event, RENT-A-DON. This year, we have scheduled the event over the May 1-4, 2009 Bank Holiday weekend.

The site will open to the Populace at 6 pm on Friday, May 1st and will close at 12 pm on Monday, May 4th. Saturday will find the opportunity to learn technique and style from 3 different Dons with Sunday being available for other classes from the Populace on Rapier Related issues. This year we are honored to have with us Sir Master LOGOS, Baron AElfred of Chester, and Baron Terrance of Tyndale. Although a full description of the techniques that they will be offering is still forthcoming, rumor has it that we will see the styles of Swetnam, Fabris, and Giganti respectively from these Warders of the Middle Kingdom. Each student will have the opportunity to see a broad overview of each style and then return for the afternoon to the style of their choice to learn some of the more advanced techniques. Location:
Shire of Mynydd Gwynn

Peasants Revolting photos

Berwyn has announced that he has posted an album of photos from the recent "The Peasants are Revolting" event in the Kingdom of Northshield on the Northshield Gallery website.

[EAS] Bare Blade Tavern Brawl

Greetings and welcome to the Bare Blade Tavern, now kindly check your weapons at the door!

Once again, Endewearde announces its annual Bare Blade Tavern Brawl!!! Fencing and trickery are sure to abound in this year's event as fencers and from across the realm vie for the right to claim the deed to the Bare Blade Tavern.

This year's fencing will feature both heavy and light rapier, so please come ready for both! The day will be divided into several rounds of fencing, with at least one round being designed on-site by some "lucky" fencer. Location:
Shire of Endewearde (Pittsfield, Maine)

ShadowCon XIII

Their Graces, Duke Sir Kane and Ilissa invite the Known World to their annual party, the SCA / Sci-Fi convention, ShadowCon XIII!

Come join us for a winter weekend indoors! There will be fencing, heavy weapons and tourneys. There will be gaming, D&D, Vampire LARP, computer gaming, board games, an International game room, Merchants Masquerade (Historical, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy), Hall costume contest, Belly Dance lessons, Friday night dance with a DJ, Saturday night Haffla (Belly dance party), Kane's Auction of the Strange and Unusual, and MORE. Location:
House Shadow Legion (Memphis, Tennessee)

Dressing well... or else

Toshikage reports that there is much of interest in the way of Elizabethan garb and late period study on the website Elizabethan Mafia: Dressing Well and Calling In Favors Since 1558. The site is the brainchild of M. Alison Kannon.

SCAdian now in space

Don Shamino, known in the modern world as Richard Garriott, became the first SCA member to travel into space October 12, 2008 when he blasted off in a Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft. The 47-year-old multimillionaire from Austin, Texas paid US$30 million to spend time on the International Space Station.

Historical combat treatises online

Those interested in finding primary sources for historical combatant, including period a period artillery manual, will wish to visit the website for the Raymond J. Lord Collection, a digital archive of "historical combat treatises dating primarily from the Renaissance."

By the Sword

"By the Sword: From Judicial Duel to Affair of Honor" October 19, 2008 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Crown Center Auditorium
Loyola University,
1001 W Loyola Ave,
Chicago, IL 60626

Event fee: Approximately $25 (includes lunch).

"By the Sword: From Judicial Duel to Affair of Honor" is a day-long seminar and workshop covering the history of dueling from the Middle Ages into the 1600s. This event will take place at the Crown Center Auditorium on Loyola Location:
Chicago Swordplay Guild (Chicago, Illinois)

Rapier fighter runs for office in Napa, California

Opponents of 35-year-old single mom Amber Martin for a City Council seat may want to think twice. This lady puts on armor and fights with a rapier.

[DRA] Northern Frankmark Fighterpractice VII

The Shire Aventiure invites all fighters Light and Heavy from far and wide to take part in the seventh round of the Northern Frankmark Fighterpractice. We hope that many of you will join us to teach fighting and to improve your skills. Artisans are welcome.

For the Fighter Practice :
Ziegelstraße 150
Lübeck, Germany

Meeting at 11.00, Practice will start at 11:15 Location:
Shire Aventiure (Lübeck, Germany)

[LOC] River Haven Baronial Investiture

Come and join us on the 22 and 23 November 2008 as we usher in a new chapter in River Haven's history to celebrate the divestiture of Wendell and Catalin and the Investiture of their Baronial Successors.

Saturday will see a display of Rapier and heavy combat, as well as fabulous courts and fine hearty feast.

Armour inspection starts at 11.30am for Rapier and 2.30pm for Heavy combatants. Feast starts at 6.00pm. On Sunday there will be a Baroness's Location:
Barony of River Haven (Lutwyche, Queensland)

[WES] Harvest Colligium

Hear Ye Hear Ye As the Echoes of Summer Fade We are Rolling out the Welcome Mat of Colored Leaves, and Welcoming you to the Shire of Hrafnafjordr where we will be holding a Harvest Colligium attended by her Highness Prinzessin Elisa on Saturday and Sunday Nov 1st & 2nd at the Kenaitize Elder Center in Kenai, Alaska (1000 Mission Ave.)

We will have classes both days, and at this time some of the classes available will be Period Dance (taught by Her Highness), Metal Smithing, History of Period Illumination, Silk Ribbon Rose Making, Round and Flat Braid Kumihimo Braiding, Viking Wire Knitting, On Hands Cooking Class Making Period Stuffing, and a Special Bread Pudding, Team Amazing Brain Games, Beginning games like Mancala, Backgammon, Cribbage, and a few others to be announced, Small Wood Breakdown Table, History of the Roman Coliseum Games. Depending on schedules we will possibly have Period Shoes Working From Your Last to Leather, and Naalbinding, The Making of Miniature Trebuchets, and then a Marshmallow Fight to see how they work, and Chain Maille From Scratch. Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Kenai, Alaska)

[WES] Newcomers Feast

Come and join us as we welcome newcomers to our group with a Russian style feast. There will be classes, games, and entertainment. There will also be rapier fencing during the day. An adult bardic will be held after the event for those 21 and up. Please contact the autocrat for more information.

Site Information:
St. Mary's Gym
2934 Mill Bay Rd
Kodiak AK 99615.

Site opens at 9 am and closes at 9 pm. Location:
Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)

[LOC] Lyos Memorial Picnic

Cairn Fell invites those who would partake of games, a picnic and noble combat to attend the Lyos Memorial Picnic on Sunday, November 23rd 2008 from 11am until 5pm at Mount Franklin* (10 minutes from Daylesford, Victoria).

This is a family friendly picnic event with games and crafts for relaxed enjoyment. Bring your own picnic lunch and drinking water. Cordials and fruit will be provided.

Cairn Fell (Daylesford, Victoria)

[ANS] Central Regional Rapier Academy

The Central Region of Ansteorra is calling the Rapier Community to come for an exciting day of classes from Marshalling, running a list, fighting techniques, side sword, and many others.

Even if you are not a rapier fighter, The Center has beautiful grounds to explore and plenty of activities for children as well. Your site fee includes full admission to the Center and its grounds.

The Barony of Elfsea will be hosting a tavern for lunch to raise funds for Location:
Shire of Rosenfeld (Athens, Texas)

[EAS] Bhakail Champions & Fall Commons

Oyez! Oyez! As we settle into the months of the Fall Harvest, Their Excellencies Darmon and Sabine invite all citizens of Bhakail, and its neighbors to come out and demonstrate the fruits of their labors in Heavy Combat, Fencing, and Brewing!

The site will be the Community Masonic Lodge in Broomall, PA (directions below), where we've got on-site and street parking, as well as outdoor space for the marshal activities and an indoor hall for the brewing championship and potluck dayboard! Location:
Barony of Bhakail (Broomall, Pennsylvania)

[ATE] Feast of Knowledge

Do you hunger for Knowledge? Then feed your hunger! Join the Shire of Windale for our Feast of Knowledge. There will be plentiful classes to satisfy all appetites.

Our Feast will start at 10:00am on Saturday, October 18, 2008. It will be in the cool, tall pine trees of the Hualapai Mountains.

Our Feast includes classes in Arts & Sciences, and Fun and Sex in the Middle Ages. All sorts of fulfilling classes on Combat Basics such as Fighting, Armor, and Archery will be available for those with heartier appetites. Spear your hunger with all day rapier activities. There will be child sized portions available with parent/guardian supervision. To zest up the Feast, we will have delicious classes on All Things Slavic. Location:
Shire of Windale (Kingman, Arizona)