Arts Martial

The three primary martial arts of the SCA are:

  • Armoured Combat: modelled on the tournament combat of the Middle Ages, with armour based on period examples but with weapons made of rattan, a kind of bamboo;
  • Rapier: the ancestor of modern fencing, using blunted metal swords and, for safety, modern fencing masks; and
  • Archery: both target archery, using points or blunts, and combat archery in battle scenarios in which archers are able to shoot blunts at armoured combatants.

The Barony holds training in all three arts weekly.  The Canton of Lightwood also has regular fortnightly archery practice down in the Huon Valley, weather permitting.