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Rapier Marshal
Lady Colette Vitalis
757-705-0222 (M)
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Deputy Rapier Marshal
Mistress Belphoebe de Givet (Laura Martinez)
(703) 625-3883 (H)
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Deputy Rapier Marshal
Lord Jacques Gonse
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Deputy Rapier Marshal
Master Geoffrey ap Clywd (Jeff Williams)
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Deputy Rapier Marshal
Master Marcellus Capoziello da Napoli (Bob Capozello)
(703) 975-9146 (H)
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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! [Excerpted from the Society page on Rapier 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 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* 2609 Wagon Dr, Alexandria, VA 22303, USA
- Thursday: 6:30-9pm
- Sunday: 12-4pm.

Be sure to check the calendar for cancellations and/or location changes!

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]


***New!*** Ponte Alto Rapier Group on Facebook
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 in action!

Last Updated: 1/20/2020 by Ronan


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