The noble arts of combat
Fighting was a big part of medieval life, and it is also a big part of the SCA. There are two different combat environments: 'The Lists' of a Tournament and the Field of War.
As well as there being different classes of combat, there are also different classes of combatant: Heavy, Archery and Rapier.
The college has an active presence on the battle and list fields within the Melbourne area. While we don't hold our own training sessions, we regularly attend wider SCA fighter practices, who usually have instructers and loaner gear so are a great place to start participating SCA martial sports. See the SCA Victoria calendar for details on these sessions.
Images courtesy of Paul of Abbotsford, Indrani Mai and Deense.