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Rapier combat in the Society attempts to recreate styles of swordfighting from the later part of the Middle Ages, often based on manual and theories of combat that have survived to this day. Rapier combat uses a foundation of style and finesse that has since evolved into the modern sport of fencing. Unlike the modern sport, our combat uses a wide variety of weapons and body protection and our combat takes place with freedom of movement in any direction. Rapier combat can be found in both tournaments of individual and team combatants and in larger melees and wars![Taken from the Society page on Rapier Combat.]

Fall/Winter/Spring Rapier Practice

Meets: Twice a week
Next meeting: Thursdays and Sundays
- Thursday: Shrevewood Elementary School, 7525 Shreve Road, Falls Church, VA 22043
       Please use the rear entrance to the cafeteria. All are welcome.
- Sunday: *Weather Permitting* Tysons-Pimmit Park, behind Tysons-Pimmit Library, Falls Church
- Thursday: 6:30-9pm
- Sunday: 12-4pm.

Summer Rapier Practice

Meets: Twice a week
Next meeting: Thursdays & Sundays
Location: Thursday: Tysons Pimmit Park, Falls Church, VA 22043, USA
Time: Thursday: 6:30-9pm, Sundays 12:00-4:00pm

For more information please contact the Baronial Rapier Marshal, Lady Colette Vitalis [marshal AT]


Official SCA Introduction to Rapier Combat
SCA Rapier Marshal's Handbook
The Art of Defence
Stefan's Florilegium - Index on SCA and Period Rapier Combat
SCA Rapier Combat Facebook Group
SCA Rapier Armor Makers Facebook Group


Some pictures of our rapier fighters!

Last Updated: 7/9/2019 by Ronan


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