Tournament Combat

Tournaments are an opportunity for combatants to display their virtues of chivalry, courtesy and martial prowess. With a rich tradition of pageantry, spectacle and ceremony, SCA tournaments are very much spectator sports, as were the medieval events that have informed and inspired them. Tournaments are held for a variety of reasons: some tournaments as an opportunity to fight, some purely as an excuse to have fun, and some, like the Crown Tournament of a Kingdom, are very important occasions indeed.

Images courtesy of Paul of Abbotsford, Indrani Mai and Deense.