The SCA has several forms of Combat:
Rapier combat recreates civilian forms of self defense. Although the earliest manuals date to the 14th Century, rapier and cut and thrust styles of combat enjoyed tremendous prominence during the Renaissance. SCA Rapier and Cut and Thrust Combat involve using blunted steel weapons while wearing armor similar to civilian clothing of the time. Combat happens both one on one and in groups.
Heavy combat recreates armored combat of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Combat involves the use of weapons made from rattan. Fighters wear reproduction armor. Combat happens one on one or in groups and may involve missile weapons such as blunted arrows and crossbow bolts. Heavy combat is used to determine who will serve as our upcoming ceremonial heads or Royalty.
None of the combat forms are judged. Instead combatants declare on their honor when they have been bested. Marshals oversee combat and serve as safety officers.
To get started in Combat Activities:
- Contact the Shire Marshal
- Visit the Kingdom Heavy Marshalatte Page
- Visit the Kingdom Rapier Marshallate Page
- Join the Rapier Facebook Page
- Join the Army of the West Kingdom Facebook Page,
- Join the WK Fighter Practices Facebook Page