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Armored Fighting

One of the most well-known and widely-enjoyed activities in the SCA is armored combat. Our warriors participate in tournaments for individuals and teams, tactical melees involving dozens of combatants, and even large-scale wars with thousands of participants! Unlike reenactments of battles from history, our combat activities are unchoreographed and the outcome is entirely based on the skill and training of the combatants involved. [Taken from the Society page on Armored Combat.]

Heavy Weapons Practice

Meets: Twice a week
Next meeting: Thursdays and Sundays
Location: Thursday: Lemon Road Elementary School, 7230 Idylwood Road, Falls Church, VA 22043
Sunday: *Weather Permitting* Tysons-Pimmit Park, behind Tysons-Pimmit Library, Falls Church.
Time: Thursday: 6-9pm
Sunday: 12-4pm.

Practice is geared to developing beginning and intermediate fighters through intensive hands on training with experienced instructors, as well to providing ample opportunity for more advanced fighters to spar with knight level combatants. All are welcome.

For more information please contact the Baronial Rapier Marshal, Lord Geoffrey ap Clywd [rapier AT pontealto.atlantia.sca.org]

Resources

Official SCA Introduction to Armored Combat
Kingdom of Atlantia Combat Rules
SCA Marshal's Handbook
Shield and Weapon Weights from Cariadoc's Miscellany
The Closed Form Heater Style from Cariadoc's Miscellany
Stefan's Florilegium - Index on Period and SCA Combat
SCA Armor Facebook Group
SCA Armor Construction Facebook Group
SCA Armor For Sale Facebook Group

Pictures

Some pictures of our armored fighters!

Last Updated: 12/7/2017 by Ronan

 

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