SCA Rapier Combat is our recreation of the style of unarmored combat that took place from the medieval period to 1600 A.D. Participants engage in this sport for fun and fitness! Many also study the extant manuals and theories of combat from that time period, in order to more accurately recreate the style of pre-17th century swordfighting.
The first step is to visit one of our fighter practices and talk to someone in armor (don’t worry about “bothering” them–fighters love to bring new people into the fold!). We often have a marshal and/or chatelaine who will have loaner armor for you to try on (you will need to provide things like groin protection).
Official fighter practices are
Sundays 11-1 at Altura Park
Wednesday 6-8 Inez Park
After that, check out our Resources page to find people willing to help you make armor or sites where you can buy various armor pieces.