Armored & Rapier Combat

Armored Combat

twocombatants Armored combat is probably the single most visible activity in the SCA. With outdoor fighter practices or during local demonstrations, it commands attention. It is loud. Hearing rattan swords hitting wooden (or aluminum) shields can be startling, if you’re not ready for it.

Because it requires training in order to ensure the safety of the combatants and any onlookers, we can not allow completely untrained persons to don armor parts with the intention of engaging in mock combat. Anyone interested in participating in armored combat is welcome to attend our fighter practices. There you will be taught how to fight safely and learn about what armor will best suit you (we have loaner gear for this purpose).

Dernehealde’s fighter practices are held on Ohio University grounds during the school year, and at Southside Park during the summer months.


Rapier Combat

Rapier combat is also commonly referred to as “Fencing”. SCA Rapier combat is fought at full speed, with “live steel” (but with blunted tips). As such, it too requires training and practice to make sure that all combatants and any onlookers are safe. Dernehealde’s fighter practices often include rapier practice.


Shire Events 2020

Meetings: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7pm-10pm
Grover Hall, Rm W123
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6pm-10pm
Athens Outdoors. Located at 8978 United Lane, Athens, Ohio 45701. Located off Hwy 50 in the Fruth/Dollar General shopping center.

Meeting dates for the First and Third Tuesdays are 02/18, 03/03, 03/17 (St. Patrick's), 04/07, 04/21, 05/05 (Cinco de Mayo), 05/19/2020

Fighter Practice: Sundays 1pm-6pm
Morton Hall, Rm 126


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