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Knight's Marshal
Lady Colette Vitalis
757-705-0222 (M)
marshal AT

Deputy Knight's Marshal
Lord Duncan the Elder (Duncan Cooper)
(703) 801-6867 (H)
heavydeputy AT

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.]


ATTENTION! All Ponte Alto practices (including archery, rapier, and heavy) as well as Newcomers Meetings and other social gatherings are hereby cancelled until future notice due to the threat of COVID-19. We will re-evaluate the conditions and safety of public gatherings at a future date, so please stay tuned.

In the meantime, please do check out our calendar for virtual events/practices hosted by Ponte Alto, as well as the Virtual Atlantia web-page for other virtual events!

Fall/Winter/Spring Heavy Weapons Practice

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

Summer Heavy Weapons 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

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 Deputy Knight's Marshal, Lord Duncan the Elder [heavydeputy AT] or the Knight's Marshal, Lady Colette Vitalis [marshal AT]


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


Some pictures of our armored fighters!

Last Updated: 1/20/2020 by Ronan


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