Festival is a great time to display your skill in the fencing arts. A number of tourneys, melees and/or demonstrations will be run for the enjoyment of all. The Rapier List fields will host the rapier tourneys as well as practice and Guild collegia.
The fencers sign in and inspection sheet will be at the list tent next to the fencing list field. All fencers must be inspected and signed in prior to engaging in any combat. We won’t be using stickers due to challenges with hoods, etc.
If you'd like to be involved on organising Rapier activities, please contact the Rapier Marshal, Reagan of Lunihawke, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember all tourneys need marshals, lists, and heralds - so volunteer!
This Grand Procession and Declarations preceeds the first Tournaments of Rowany Festival 2017. All Baronies, Households, Shires, and Companies, are invited (nay, encouraged!) to strive in the heraldic display, to enter the challenge and bring banners and display so as to represent yourselves at...Read more
Round robin tournament for cut and thrust fencersRead more
For fencers authorised since last FestivalRead more
Using fundamental Italian rapier fencing theory, we will explore how it is possible to force the actions of your opponent into something obedient to your tactical needs. This will allow you to take control of the fight and dominate the field against a determined opponent. This is a hands on...Read more
Rapier Social session about The Guild of Defense, and what is examined for each rank and how.Read more
Fighters demonstrate worthiness of higher rank in the Guild of DefenceRead more
Teaching swordplay can be simultaneously one of the most rewarding and one of the most frustrating activities we can undertake in the Society for both teacher and student. Most of this frustration comes about due to a lack of understanding regarding the teaching process, leading to unstructured...Read more
14th century style of sword and buckler fencingRead more
Endless melee fights on the war field and within the fort.Read more
Provocation actions lay at the tactical heart of Bolognese Swordsmanship. In this class we will be looking at some of the basic provocations from the system and exploring how they can be used to take control of the fight, making the opponent obedient to your tactical plan. This is a hands on...Read more
Rapier Social: What is this new peerage? How are their members found?Read more
Games and silliness on the fencing field. With scenarios ranging from ‘Hey, that’s our sheep!’ (Sheep Stealing), to ‘Maybe we should talk about this…’ (Get your Ambassadors Through the Goals), ‘Ha ha, your ambassador no longer has a head’ (Fencing Soccer), and finally ‘What on earth is that?!...Read more
Entertain the Baronesses of Lochac with displays of skillRead more
Rapier Social: Are we developing an art or a competitive sport?Read more
In this class we will be exploring how the armour concept is unwarranted, and we should instead be making period appropriate clothing that meets the Rapier Combat requirements.Read more
So many fields! So many fencers! So many prizes!Read more
Team melee where each fighter must use a different weapon combination.Read more
What book or resource helps your training? All are invited to show and tell their favorite rapier resources.Read more
Private meeting for the Masters of DefenseRead more
Fencers display the highest standards of courtesy & graceRead more
For all women and gender minority fencersRead more