Tag: art of defense

News from the Baronial Rapier Marshal

Hi everyone, I wanted to share an exciting new event in the Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass! As of this week we have an official Historical Combat Arts and Sciences Study Group! We are currently studying Bolognese Swordsmanship from the 1500s and we meet on the south and east lawns of the …

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“Rapier Rogue” Bardic Competition at Citadel Hastilude A.S. LIII

According to legend there was a swordsman who was notorious for biting his thumb at the Baronial Constabulary and picking fights contrary to the law against brawling. He became so infamous that songs were written about the “Rapier Rogue”. In memory of the exploits of this rogue, the Roving Rapier Tournament winner will have a …

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The Tournaments for Citadel Hastilude A.S. LIII have been announced!

The Tournaments Armored Combat The Grand Tournament The Grand Tournament is the main tournament of the event.  This tournament will be fought as a weapon of choice in a best two out of three double elimination format.*  This tournament must be fought with all of the pomp and circumstance as possible and fighters will be …

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Becoming a Rapier Field Marshal

There are many ways one can enjoy fighting, and in my mind the most important role is that of field marshal. They are the ones ensuring combatants are being as safe as possible as well as those around the combatants. Did you know you do not have to be an authorized fighter to be a …

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Fencing tonight (August 1st)! 6:30pm at Military Gamer Supply

Don Julien will be covering counter-disengages (contracavazione) starting from the inside engagement. “THE INSIDE COUNTERDISENGAGE OF THE SWORD In this figure another way of parrying and wounding by way of counterdisengage is represented and shown to you, which one does in this way: having covered the sword of your enemy so that if he wants …

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Rapier Practice Tonight (7/25/18) at Military Gamers Supply

Don Julien de la Fontaine is going to be continuing a series of lessons at rapier practice from Nicoletto Giganti’s 1606 Rapier manual.  This is the manual that he learned from and is an excellent way to learn rapier while reinforcing fundamentals. Tonight he will be teaching the lesson on Giganti’s fifth play, which covers …

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Weekly Rapier Practice at Military Gamer’s Supply

Rapier combat in the SCA is an attempt to recreate later styles of swordfighting from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.  The style of swordplay is often based on surviving manuals and theories of combat from period.  Unlike the modern sport of fencing, SCA combat uses a wide variety of weapons and body protection and …

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Citadel Hastilude A.S. LIII, August 24-26, 2018

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Let all Princes, Lords, Barons, Knights, Squires and all others fighters of the Kingdom of the Outlands and all other Known World Kingdoms, who are not banished or enemies of the King our lord, may God save him, know that on the 25th of August, in the lands of …

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Volunteers Needed For Citadel’s Hastilude Event

Citadel Hastilude is coming August 24-26, 2018!  A Hastilude is a term used in the Middle Ages to refer to many kinds of martial games. The word comes from the Latin hastiludium, literally “lance game”‘. This year’s event will be based on the Book of Tournament by King Renee of Anjou and will feature a contest of champions!  More details …

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Weds Night Fencing is Here — Learn Fencing

Wednesday night rapier practice, aka sword therapy, will be held at Military Gamer Supply, 6:30 PM. Come join us in learning the art of defense. They kindly hosts the practice, please support their patronage as much as possible. 1121 Larry Mahan Dr, Suite A  El Paso,TX 79925   Come join the local Society for Creative …

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