The Masters & Their Manuals

The resources in this section provide an outline of important period fencing masters and discuss their fencing manuals. Masters of the 16th and Early 17thBrief descriptions of the masters of the 16th and 17th centuries. Renaissance Martial Arts Literature – by J. ClementsDiscusses some of the major fighting treaties published during the middle ages. Setting … [Read more…]

Defining Historical Martial Arts

The resources in this section seek to define “historical martial arts,” provide background information on the history of martial arts in Medieval Europe and discuss the study of these arts in the present day. Western Swordsmanship Today: Defining Historical FencingDefines historical fencing and discusses the difference between Historical Fencing and other types of fencing (classical, sport, … [Read more…]


Consent Forms: Adult Consent Form Minor Consent Form Medical/injury Forms: Injury Report Form Medical Authorization for Youth Rapier Authorization Forms: Authorization Card Additional Weapons Lost Authorization Card Replacement Request Tourney/Event Forms: MOL form for recording a “Round Robin” tourney MOL form for recording a “Double Elimination” tourney Tournament Report Cards Event Report List Field Waiver … [Read more…]


  This guide contains a list of recommended books and online articles for those interested in exploring the world of period rapier combat. For a more complete list of resources and websites concerning period combat techniques please visit the Historic Combat Resource guide available on the SCA’s website:   This guide was written, and … [Read more…]