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Fighter Training - SCA, College of St. Felix

Thursday, 6:30pm, January 16th, 2014

Highland Quad, due North of Campus Health.

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The Society for Creative Anachronism, College of St. Felix – UA Chapter hosts fighter training, arts and sciences classes, social gathering and project night every week on Thursday evenings.

An international organization, the SCA is dedicated to researching and recreating the arts, skills and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe. If it was done in the Middle Ages or Renaissance, odds are you’ll find someone in the SCA interested in recreating it.

The group started in 1966 when a few friends who were history buffs and science fiction/fantasy fans hosted a big outdoor party in Berkeley, Calif. Today, the society exists worldwide in cities, college campuses and military bases. At one time there was even a group on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, known as the “Shire of Curragh Mor” – anglicized Irish for “Big Boat.”

At this weekly event you can learn:
• Armored (hardsuit) combat and fencing. (Loaner gear is available, but please bring your own “cup.”)
• Arts and sciences from the Middle Ages including agriculture, archery, armoring, bardic recitation and performance (Shakespeare and others), basketry, book binding, bow making, calligraphy, candle making, combat strategies, cooking, costuming and accessories, dancing, drawing, dyeing, embroidery, falconry, gaming, glass blowing, heraldry, herbalism, horn working, horsemanship, horticulture, husbandry, illumination, instrumental music, jewelry, juggling, lace making, lapidary, leather working, languages, masonry, masquing (masking) and mime, medicine, metal working, musical composition, musical instrument making, needlework, newsletters and publications, painting, paper making, pavilion making, philosophy, poetry, pottery, scribing, sculpture, sewing, spinning, tool making, toy making, vocal music, weaving, and woodworking (to name a few)

This event never rains out. See you Thursday.