Fighter Practices

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Hawkwood Fighter Practice Information

2017 Hawkwood Practice Schedules for Armored, Equestrian, etc.

Practices may be cancelled due to whims of weather or other events beyond our control.

Armored Practice

Please contact Knight’s Marshal, Lord Roland Wodeman (Rodney Woods) if you have any questions.

Practice begins at 2:00PM, on Sundays, at Weaver Park in Asheville, near the tennis courts (unless noted otherwise). Driving North on Merrimon Ave., Weaver Park, is on the right, just after the Coleman Avenue intersection. If you pass Luella’s BBQ, you’ve gone too far.
Non-fighters are welcome too! Please bring chairs and feel free to bring your latest project to work on. Sunscreen, drinks and snacks are a good idea as well.

Dates through December

Please refer to individual practice updates on Facebook for particulars.

March 5 (1:00pm @ Sneak E Squirrel in Sylva)
April 23
June 4
July 2
Aug 6
Sept 3
Oct. 8
Nov. 19
Dec. 10

These dates were chosen after careful review of the tournament schedule. On the occasion that a practice not listed here is to be held, a Facebook post will be made letting everyone know when and where it will be held.

Equestrian Practice

To be Determined….

Location: 720 Lower White Oak Rd, Marshall, NC

These practices are held over two days so people can stay overnight and then practice more the next day. Dates are subject to cancellation.  Anyone considering bringing a horse should contact the Marshal in Charge first, Lord Von.

Rapier Practice

For More information regarding Rapier practice please contact Baron Ronan at:

Additional Resources for Fighters:

Atlantian Fighters Website. This site contains information pertaining to SCA combat in the Kingdom of Atlantia (the current conventions of combat, the current roster of warranted marshals, announcements from the Earl Marshal, rules for rapier combat, etc.).

The Pain Bank. Primarily, PodCast Interviews with some of the more experienced combatants within the SCA. Discusions delve into their philosophies of fighting, as well as, how they started in the SCA. If you’ve got a few hours to listen to Dukes talk about fighting, this is the site for you!

Armour Archive Combat Forum. This section of the Armour Archive focuses on discussions of the many styles and facets of recreating Medieval armed combat.

Bellatrix Fighting Resource Website. All of Duke Paul of Bellatrix’s fighting manuals online and downloadable.

Atlantian Society for Siege Weapons and Heavy Infantry Projectiles.  An official Guild of the Kingdom of Atlantia dedicated to furthering the development, construction, and operation of period siege weapons in the Kingdom, and also supporting the Atlantian Army when it takes the field against Atlantia’s enemies.

Helpful Heraldry:
At a fighter practice or an event, look for either of these badges: Sable, two swords in saltire Or – or – Sable, two rapiers in saltire Or. The person wearing one of these badges is either the Heavy Weapons Marshal or the Rapier Marshal and is there to help fighters at practices and/or events. 

            Rapier MarshalArmored Marshal


Another badge to look for is:

Per pale argent and azure, a table sable between three quill pens one and two bendwise sinister counterchanged. This is the badge of the Minister of the Lists who handles all fighting-related paperwork, including waivers.

Minister of the Lists badge