The Order of Defense

Exciting news for our kingdom of Ealdormere and the SCA.  On February 2, 2015 the Board of Directors held a teleconference to further discuss and approve the proposed changes to corpora to found the Order of Defense, our new rapier peerage: SCA Announcements Creation...

Acknowledgement Of Blows In SCA Rapier Combat

To help promote knowledge and excellence in our local fencing group, I’ve taken up posting what will (hopefully) be a periodic series of posts on SCA/Ealdormere fencing rules…  The SCA rules are the core rules that we follow, with our local Ealdormere...

Fencing in the SCA – What is there to do?

So.  You’ve found a local SCA group and you’re keen to start fencing…  Undoubtedly you have lots of questions, and lots of excitement.  One of the simplest questions you may have is: What exactly is SCA fencing? In our area of the SCA, the Kingdom of...

Hard Hits In Fencing

Fencing is by it’s nature a contact sport.  Our primary focus in fencing, like all martial arts, is safety both towards ourselves and towards our opponents.  However, despite our best efforts and mindfulness, hard hits are going to happen.  It’s simply a...

Historical Fencing Tournaments and Competitions

Today I forwarded a question to our local Ealdormere fencing marshals regarding their knowledge of historical fencing tournaments and competitions.  David Stamper (‘Albrecht Stampfer’ in the SCA) had the following informative reply based off his reading...

Glossary of Fencing Terms

Here’s a handy glossary of fencing terms from Wikipedia: A Absence of blade The situation in about when the opposing blades are not touching; opposite of engagement. Advance The ‘advance’ is the basic forward movement. The front foot moves first, beginning by...