Here is an alphabetical list of all of the classes that are being held at Sport of Kings X. Since the pre-registration store is closed, you can search the page for the class you are looking for to see it’s instructor and it’s description.

100 Things to Improve Your Fighting  Duke Savaric  This is a group discussion lead by Duke Savaric exploring all the "things" that affect our performance on the day of a tournament.
16th Century German Accessories for the Well-Dressed Persona Duchess Etaine du Pommier, PL, OP Hats, Jewelry, Gloves, Belts, Shoes… and maybe gollars
Advanced Fingerloop Braiding Dame Idonia Sherwood Come learn more complex braids! We will be looking at more complex braids to make larger (and sometimes fancier) braids.
Advanced Marshaling Althaia filia Lazari Intended for marshals who have some experience, and now want to learn more. How to authorize new fighters, and strategies to obtain cooperation from the more experienced ones. How to be an effective Marshal in Charge, and the responsibilities of a Branch Marshal. What reports are required and how to properly complete them. (Eligible for Ithra credit.)
Armizare in Armor Duke Brian Mac Brand This class will discuss fencing armor as worn. Plate armor is proof against both the edge and the point of the sword. Proper structure and technique is required to penetrate mail in the gaps of this armor. This class will discuss technique and tactics against an armored opponent and how to use your own armor to your advantage.
Assessing Your Fight – Beginner Analysis Sir Helga Skjaldmær This class will focus on learning how to look at an asses a fighters weakness and strengths in their style. This class would go over basics in how to break down presented issues to a simple source and how to adjust the body to address them. This class can be taught for both the fighter and the observer. Please bring swords and shields to this class so we can go over some basic corrections and motions. Further, if people show up in full armor we can do on the spot analysis. 
Attack Entry Techniques Duke Paul of Bellatrix How to effectively attack from out of range, while forcing your opponent to react. Includes both techniques and tactics. Armor preferred – bring weapons and shield 
Basic Footwork Duke Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon An explanation and demonstration of basic footwork for SCA combat. Includes instruction for basic stance, lines of attack and establishing range with an opponent. Includes a basic footwork drill to be practiced in conjunction with pell work.
Basic Marshaling Althaia filia Lazari From the fundamentals of what a marshal’s role is, through the basics of armor and weapon inspection, and the physical and personal dynamics of managing fighters on the field. The class is primarily focused on armored tournaments, but also includes some information about wars and rapier activities. (Eligible for Ithra credit.)
Beginning Armoring Sir Rolf Longbow This class will cover the basics of how to dish metal and the fundamentals of shaping metal. We will discuss tools that are needed to begin armoring, where to obtain, and how to make others. Will try to answer any and all questions about armoring and tools. 
Beginning Fingerloop Braiding Dame Idonia Sherwood Come learn fingerloop braiding. This is a medieval technique for making cords. Fun, and easy to pick up, this is suitable for many uses (from garters to lacing cords to ties for a gambeson!). This class will cover some 3 of the basic braids.
Body Mechanics Sir Lachlan MacLean How can you make your body work with your fluidity, footwork, and shot placement?
Are you feeling more like a staggering zombie than a graceful ballet dancer?
Do you spend the ride home icing your elbow after a tournament?
Lets fix that!!!
Buckler and sword Cedric Wlfraven Buckler fighting helps footwork, distance, and overall thought process on what you and your opponent are trying to do. Step out from behind your big strapped or round shield and find the ultimate joy in the dance that is heavy fighting With a buckler.
Building a Padded Gambeson Mistress Gulenay Khazari Making a Gambeson: fabrics, padding options and fitting ideas. Lecture only, no patterning.
Calibration, Wrist flicks to rhino hides. Duke Patrick O’Malley A straight forward discussion fighting calibration in the SCA from your first day to crown finals. Do you take too light? Do people think you are thick? Will anyone tell you?
Center-Grip Roundshield Viscount Kathal Berekson Use of the round shield as a defensive style. 
Court as Theatre Baron Cormac Mor, OP The experience of court is a true team effort. From the populace in the seats to the entourage of a baronial presentation, from the guards at the back of court to the herald and Royalty on the dais, come learn how to make court a more theatrical, immersive, and enjoyable experience for all. The class will consist of a presentation, followed by discuss and (time permitting) hands-on scenarios.
Daily Stretching for Fighters Sir Martin le Harpur Stretching is well known to promote flexibility, strength and longevity. This class borrows stretches from sports, dance, and yoga, selected to emphasize muscle groups and joints relevant to heavy and rapier fighting. Come spend the first hour of your day warming up the body, getting the blood pumping, the joints limber, and the mind engaged and ready to absorb all that SoK has to offer. Handout provided for home reference.
Defeating self doubt Thane Sverre Tjorkillson Internal fear, self doubt, impostor syndrome and all of the emotional baggage we carry with us are often our largest impediment to success. With an awareness of these fears and doubts we can build effective tools to combat these issues and step onto the field and fight our best fight.
Developing Your Style Sir Merowyn Ulfredsdöttir Every fighter has the opportunity to develop a unique style that promotes success with the use of good technique, mechanics and footwork. Come discuss with me, my path, and how my Knight and I developed the necessary tools to become a skilled combatant.
Drilling – It Works, Even If You Hate It Iago Cabrera de Cadiz, OP, MoD, WSA Basic drills to help beginning fighters learn parries, blade control, and footwork.
Drills for George Silvers True Fight Alaryn Aecenstaeff This class will cover drills to teach the fighting style of George Silver. The class will be hands on, require a sword, gloves and a mask and will cover drills created from the text written by George Silver. 
Dynamic Close Combat Sir Duncan MacKinnon Armor strongly recommended. This class will be a mix of discussion, slow work and fully armored fighting drills. You will learn how to throw a variety of blows including, short stick onside, short stick offside and the step back leg. You will learn some footwork and a couple different ways to safely close range. This class will benefit fighters of various skill levels and body type and will be applicable to any weapon style that has a least one one-handed weapon
Effective One-Handed Axe Fighting Duke Styrkarr Jarlsskald For all levels of fighters interested in the axe. This class will discuss how to be successful in SCA fighting using a one-handed axe vs sword-and-shield and other common styles. We will practice high-yield techniques, discuss how to avoid common mistakes, and look in detail at the construction of a good axe, as well as common elements of effective axe fighters. To get the most benefit from the class, come in armor with a shield. If you have an axe of your own, please bring it. If you do not, one will be provided for you. 
Fakes and Feints Sir Duncan MacKinnon Sir Duncan teaches fakes and feints in heavy fighting. This class will mostly be discussion with some slow work and in armor practice. Topics include- what makes a good fake, reading opponents, footwork, setting up fakes. I will be showing lots of different fakes and combos with fakes. 
Fencing Doublets Master Francis Darcy Ideas for how to make a reasonably period fencing doublet.
Field Heraldry 101 Countess Aryana Silknfyre Announcements on the field are an important part of the tournament experience. Learn the basics of field heraldry and some of the subtleties that contribute to the best possible presentation. Students have the option of putting their lessons into practice in the Grand Champion Tournament.*
Fight breakdown Sir Rayner Ulfgarsson Breaking down each fighters game. Talking about individual paths to success. Weapon of choice necessary for class
Fighting for Longevity Earl Brendan Shimmeringstar Evaluation of individual styles of fighting and how they change in accordance with anatomy and basic skills. Bring sword, shield and other favorite weapons and take advantage of Brendan’s expert evaluation on what your body is doing. Remember: If it hurts you are doing something wrong.
Fighting from the Half Pint’s Perspective Sir Helga Skjaldmær Tired of wading into a fight with a person that has 12 inches of reach on you and a way easier time generating power? Feel like a short stack tent peg? Or have a student that is? This might be the right class for you! I (Helga) am 5’7" (on a good day), Hauoc is 6’7", we both train together and use many of the same motions, each adapting to our height and strength differences, but it took time to learn and articulate why one shot can work for him but it does not for me…. This class will focus on multiple subjects from approaching the fight (range), power generation, and the perspective change caused from being a short or smaller fighter. This class will go over the basics of a broad range of topics depending on student attendance and needs. You will need to bring your sword, shield, or other weapons with you so that you can participate in assessments and hands on problem solving. 
Fighting from the Half Pint’s Perspective Sir Helga Skjaldmær Tired of wading into a fight with a person that has 12 inches of reach on you and a way easier time generating power? Feel like a short stack tent peg? Or have a student that is? This might be the right class for you! I (Helga) am 5’7" (on a good day), Hauoc is 6’7", we both train together and use many of the same motions, each adapting to our height and strength differences, but it took time to learn and articulate why one shot can work for him but it does not for me…. This class will focus on multiple subjects from approaching the fight (range), power generation, and the perspective change caused from being a short or smaller fighter. This class will go over the basics of a broad range of topics depending on student attendance and needs. You will need to bring your sword, shield, or other weapons with you so that you can participate in assessments and hands on problem solving. 
Fighting in the Now Viscount Sir Matheus Bane Learn the philosophy, benefits and techniques of keeping your fighting in the present. Discover joy, creativity and success in combat with the right state of mind. 
Five Rings to Thumb Rings! It’s a Pirates life for me! His Grace, Master Skeggi Nyewcombe The intent for this class is to help those who have an interest in adding Rapier Fighting to their SCA experience or, transitioning from Heavy Fighting into Rapier. Or simply to see how Rapier can help them improve their Heavy fighting skills.
Footwork Sir Lachlan MacLean Class will focus on basic to advanced footwork, foot placement, amd drills for at home practice. The focus will be on using footwork and placement to create a solid defense and create opportunity and effectiveness in shot placement and accuracy.
Footwork – Why and How Viscount Sir Abu Nur Rustam ibn Abdallah We will work through the essential elements of footwork as they apply to SCA fighting, and talk about when and why to apply them. We will also talk about positioning, relative to your opponent, and how that can be used to change your fight. If you can’t find any target to hit on your opponent, footwork may be the answer. No Armor or Equipment Required
Footwork and Principles of Training Sir István Győri Ulfredsson This class explores the topic of footwork through the lens of improved practice. We will pair concepts such as deliberate practice and mental models using the topic of footwork to explore both how to improve and how to improve at improving.
Footwork drilling and "in fight" implementation Sir Lachlan MacLean Using various footwork drills to allow for range, and opportunity creation. Creating "your song" for your opponents to dance to.
Gaining the Flanks Sir Leith It’s time to serve up some wraps with a side of ribs! This class will focus on some of the methods I use to open these targets up, such as no-tell side steps, lateral body fakes, and future target identification, and we’ll try some of the blow variations I use once I’m in position. This will be hands-on with practicum. Armor recommended but not required.
Great Weapons Duke Paul of Bellatrix Bellatrix techniques for great weapons, for use against all weapons and at all ranges, as well as techniques for different physical capabilities. Armor optional – gloves and weapons required
Head Space (Don`t look at the Fish!!) Master Martyn Baxter Ever wonder how to get better at your game but not neccesarily with your fighting. Ever thought how you prepare for a tournament? I will be teaching about headspace and how to think about distractions you may have before you even enter the Eric.
How to Make it Look Easy – Teach Yourself to Fight Hauoc, King of the West This class will focus on teaching yourself how to fight though structured assessment of your tools and training opportunities. It will cover the basics of pel work and how to not get bored (it is not just hit the thing), sword topography (how are you striking you opponent), and shield assessment (what are you doing with the dumb thing). This class will be focused for beginners and intermediate level fighters, but all are welcome. Please bring your sword, shield, or preferred tools with you to class. 
How to watch and enjoy Armored Combat Viscount Sir Donnan the Truehearted The thought is if you know what you are looking at you will enjoy SCA Armored combat more. You will be shown what makes a good fight from top to bottom. I’ll share the humorous side of SCA fighting. I have a lot of great stories. We’ll have a great time and you’ll learn something
Icelandic Pile/Rya Weaving Baroness Drifa in Rauða This is a weaving technique found in the Viking age of creating fake fur. Entire cloaks were made out of this for the purpose of boat travel and trade. We will be creating a collar length and width piece. Must have weaving knowledge and come with a two yard long by 2 inch wide warp in a neutral grey, tan or cream wool ready to go either in inkle or card weaving method. Inkle loom, Oseberg loom, or backstrap will all work wonderfully. You will need enough weft to weave with in the same color as the warp, scissors,  shuttle. I will be providing all of the loose wool locks for project in various color choices. Light grey, dark grey, brown, white. If you are particularly drawn to one color over another feel free to email me ahead of time. I will also have a warp weighted loom with a full cloak on it if you wish to try your hand.
In Case of Reign Countess Aryana Silknfyre If you are considering entering a tournament where winning means being a Champion, Coronet or Crown this class is tailored to provide the information, expectations and reality check of what happens for the duration of your term of service for both you and your consort. How to be prepared in case you win. How to survive when you win. Bring your questions, concerns and consorts. All are welcome.
Intermediate Class to George Silver Master Martyn Baxter We will got over some basic cuts and drills. It is important to take the introduction if you do not know anything about Silvers 4 concepts of fighting. If there is time we will do some of his more advance binds. Please be fully ready to fight using slow work. Dont need cut and thrust gear but encouraged. 
Intermediate Fighting Sir Duncan MacKinnon This class is perfect for fighters with 2-5 years experience. Class will be a mix of lecture, slow work and armored drills. Topics include range, combos, footwork, finding your style, and identifying and responding to threats. Armor required to get the most out of this class.
Introduction to George Silver Master Martyn Baxter An introduction to George Silvers theory about sword fighting. We will go over his 4 basic concepts of all fighting in his opinion. Please bring a mask and gloves for some drills
Introduction To SCA Combat For Non-Fighters Althaia filia Lazari Are you new to the SCA and curious about fighting activities, but weren’t sure who to ask?  We’ll talk about the different types of combat that occur at SCA events, commands and customs you’ll witness, the role of various personnel on the field, and how you can get involved. Pictures included. Materials to bring: A chair if we’re not in a formal classroom.  Note taking supplies if desired.
Introduction to the SCA Althaia filia Lazari An overview of the history, structure, and customs of our community: How the SCA started and has grown. The intersection of modern rules and medieval role playing. Branches and households. Rank, awards, regalia, and forms of address. Etiquette, basic camping tips, heraldic display, persona development, and more. Activities you can participate in throughout the year. Where to find out more. (Eligible for Ithra credit.)
Introductions and Inspirations  Cedric Wlfraven Learn how to present yourself in a Crown tournament and work with your inspiration to get the most out of your fighting and the most out of the entire experience. Co-taught with Dame Brighid Ross.
Invisible Service to the Crown Countess Aryana Silknfyre Not all service is front and center. Not the type of person that wants to be standing in court, serving as guard, or running errands? How are you with websites, computers, sewing, beading, organizing special projects, running a camp, cooking, arranging flowers or hair? It takes background volunteers to make the court run, the correspondence answered, the food ready, the Lady’s Tea organized, repair the robe, or make sure the right document or medallion is in the Royal hand when needed. Learn about the business of government and the overlap with retinue. Come find out what else is out there for volunteers of all skills, energy levels, and specialties.
It’s Not How But When Duke Savaric  This class will cover techniques and drills to better understand and manipulate the timing of a fight. Sword and shield required. 
Khevsur Sword and Buckler Mikhail Davidovich The sword and buckler fighting of the highland Khevsur people of the nation of Georgia was first recorded in the 15th or 16th century and continue in use into the 20th century. The style is distinct from other forms of sword and buckler in many ways, and is a very intuitive style to pick up and use for a first timer or someone transitioning from a two handed weapon. Come learn about the three distinct formal levels of fight in highland Georgia and get a chance to try a different form of sword and buckler fight! We will have loaner swords and bucklers for those who do not have their own.
Kite Shield 101 Viscount Sir Matheus Bane Popular from the 10th century to the 13th century, Kite shields were a large part of the medieval landscape. Learn the pros and cons incorporating center held and strapped kite shields into your kit. 
Lists 101: Introduction to Lists Baroness Alessandra da Montefeltro This class will cover how to run lists for a tournament of any size, from a backyard tourney with a handful of fighters to an An Tir Crown tournament. Time permitting, we’ll also practice running a mock tournament. The handout includes reference materials and blank lists sheets. Especially recommended for new lists officers, but appropriate for anyone who wants a glimpse behind the scenes.
Lists 102: From Paper to Practical Baroness Alessandra da Montefeltro This class will be a session to discuss your questions and concerns about various tourney formats or situations you have encountered.

Following class (but after dinner) those interested will have a chance to put your Lists 101 training to work and help run the Grand Tourney.
Making a Sword Rack Iago Cabrera de Cadiz, OP, MoD, WSA Making a quick and easy sword rack that fits in a golf case.
Making the Best of What You’ve Got Sir Leith Every body comes with its own set of natural advantages and disadvantages on the field. We will discuss how to deal with opponents who are taller / faster / stronger / more mobile than you, and look at ways of leveraging your own physicality to give every kind of opponent your best fight. This class is aimed at mostly unbelted fighters but all levels are welcome. No armor required.
Meditation and Visualization Techniques for Fighters Sir Martin le Harpur Yogi Berra once said, "Baseball is 90% mental. The other half is physical." The same is true for combat arts, only more so! This class will explore various aspects of the mental side of fighting, such as relaxation and centering, armchair practicing, and using images as sources of power. Potential topics and exercises include: – Relaxation techniques – Guided imagery – Self hypnosis – Using nature–weather, water, and animals – Taoist alchemy – Modern research and practice on the effectiveness of visualization for sports performance
Mens Migration Vendel Era Clothing Baroness Maricka Sigrunsdotter A class on mens apparel based on iconic imagery and archaeology of the Migration/Vendel era in Scandinavia and Anglo Saxon England with emphasis on the cross over caftan coat and Damendorf pants. This class will be a casual discussion on the clothing of the era with examples of clothing types. Handout will have all information covered in the class as well as some patterns that can be enlarged and used. 
Movement and Motion Sir Octamasades A look at movement and practice as it Pertains to foot work, body mechanics and, and techniques.
Once More with Feeling Gregorio Cristovalez de La Vega Fühlen, tacto, sentiment, most documented systems of period combat make some use of feeling the bind in their decision making process. This class will explore the period use of feeling the sword with a specific focus on how it is used in Gerard Thibault’s rapier system, a varient of the Spanish system known as La Verdadera Destreza.
Overview of a How Viking Age People May Have Dressed Meistara Reginleif in hárfagra, OL This class will provide an overview of how people living in Norse countries during the Viking Age may have dressed based upon archaeological and pictoral evidence. We’ll discuss the cut, construction, and embellishment of various options for tunics, dresses, pants, and coats. You’ll learn about fabric weaves, types of fibers, colors, construction and seam finishing options, and how to create cut patterns from body measurements.  We’ll also touch on shoes, hair coverings and jewelry.  
Period Cloak Technique Eoghan ÓBriain Using period documentation, we will discuss using the cloak as a secondary. This class addresses the purpose for using cloak and how it differs from other secondaries, specific requirements for a "legal" cloak in SCA rules, typical guards that take advantage of the cloak’s uniqueness, and will highlight some period techniques that we can transition directly into SCA combat. By the end of the class, students should have a better understanding of the use of cloak in SCA combat along with some historical context of its use. Students should bring a sword and cloak, cape, drape, or some other length of fabric that could be used as a cloak.
Physics with Skeggi His Grace, Master Skeggi Nyewcombe I wanted to do a discussion class with fighters about physics and my philosophy on armored combat. I have been fighting for 30 years and seem to still be in very good health with minor to no damage to my body such as ligaments and tendons etc. But, we all know tons of folks who have career ending injuries. I thought it might be Good idea to share my thoughts and theories as well as my techniques that I believe have kept me safe.
Power generation for the smaller statured Sir Lachlan MacLean Finding yourself to be lighter weight can be troublesome to generate enough power that you have more than one shot left in the tank. Using some newly learned techniques with core muscle use, foot placement and a willingness to "stand a little awkward at times" to generate power as well as a good retreating defense
Power, Perception, Movement and Rhythmic Slow Work Duke Paul of Bellatrix How to generate power, move efficiently, and be aware of Tells. Learn how to practice these techniques. Unarmored – bring weapons and shield
Preventing Bullying and Harrasment in the SCA Baroness Lindis de Aquisgranno This class will discuss the definitions of bullying and harrasment as outlined in the An Tir Bulling and Harrasment policy, discuss techniques to interrupt, discourage, and report bullying and harrasment and include a discussion on how to drive effective culture change to a bullying and harrasment free SCA.
Quigong Sir Octamasades Practicing Basic Quigong to help focus, Relax and become aware of our own energy…chi
Rapier 101 Kathren of Carnforth Are you interested in trying rapier? We will be going over the basic fundamentals and rules of SCA rapier combat. 
Round Shield for Dummies Sir Rodrekr Ormstunga Sigmundarson This is a fundamentals class on how to take your round shield form to the next level. From basics on positioning and style integration to hooks presses and deception. A heavy focus on practical application at speed, and creating a safe zone in the pocket. This class will be in full armor. 
Silk Banners for Beginners Part 1 Baroness Ana de la Sara A beginners course for how to design and make a silk banner from start to finish. *We may not finish on site, but I will show you how. This will be done in 2 class sessions, 2 hours each- please plan to attend BOTH.
Silk Banners for Beginners Part 2 Baroness Ana de la Sara A beginners course for how to design and make a silk banner from start to finish. *We may not finish on site, but I will show you how. This will be done in 2 class sessions, 2 hours each- please plan to attend BOTH.
Single Hip Technique Duke Paul of Bellatrix Allows fast, powerful on-side/off-side combinations, and increased frequency of blows. Multiple options and complementary techniques included. Armor optional – bring weapons and shield
Single Sword Sir István Győri Ulfredsson Fighting single sword in a tournament is a common occurrence, but is usually skipped in practice. This class will cover principles such as range, position, and stance and how they apply to maximizing your effect while fighting with a single sword. Students should bring a sword to class.
So You Want to Fight with Steel? An Introduction to Rapier Eoghan ÓBriain This class covers the basic concepts of rapier fighting in the SCA. It will address stance, foot-work, holding the sword, parries and guards, sword extensions, distance and time, target zones, and secondary weapons for off-hand use. These are the foundations of sword play and will help establish a basis for practice and study going forward. By the end of the class, students should have a rudimentary understanding of the fundamental principles of rapier within the SCA. Some loaner equipment is available to share, but students are encouraged to bring a sword, gloves, gorget, and mask for drilling.
Sports Psychology in the SCA  Duke Ieuan Gower  Practical applications of Sports Psychology to what we do in armour. Suggested readings included. 
Stick Mechanics Duke Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon An explanation and demonstration of sword mechanics for SCA combat. Includes instruction for basic stance, flat-snap, leg-snap, offside head, head wrap and leg wrap. Also includes a basic pell routine involving these basic shots.
Stick Mechanics Duke Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon An explanation and demonstration of sword mechanics for SCA combat. Includes instruction for basic stance, flat-snap, leg-snap, offside head, head wrap and leg wrap. Also includes a basic pell routine involving these basic shots.
Sucess though Manipulation – How and Why Hauoc, King of the West This class will focus on controlling your opponent though understanding what is presented in the fight. The first part of the class will focus on teaching you how to identify the threats your opponent is presenting and the targets you are making available to them. The class will then move to focusing on working with that information to manipulate your opponent in the fight with that knowledge. 
Swing Your Stick Faster Sir Leith This class will explore some refinements on standard stick techniques to help increase your stick speed, or at least your perceived stick speed. We’ll look at some alternative body mechanics that can augment or replace the standard hip-leading snap, a few ways of throwing without a ‘tell’, and some ways to mess with the rhythm of the fight so your blow lands earlier than it ‘should.’ Then we’ll take some time to practice the techniques together, both in isolation and in context of a fight. Full armor strongly preferred but we can work with what you’ve got. Bring one of your lighter swords if you can.
Sword Power, speed and transitions Duke Patrick O’Malley How to develop power and speed for fighters of every size. Getting from one shot to the next smoothly, quickly and with ought telegraphing your intentions to your opponent.
Teaching Around Physical Limitations Iago Cabrera de Cadiz, OP, MoD, WSA Practical methods and theories for teaching fencing when your student has some sort of physical limitation.
Teardrop Return Duke Paul of Bellatrix Allows fast, powerful on-side/off-side combinations, and increased frequency of blows. Multiple options and complementary techniques included. Armor optional – bring weapons and shield
Thai massage for fighters (and friends) Beringar This class will feature a seated and lying "thai yoga" massage tailored to the needs of SCA armored fighters. Working in pairs, we’ll explore partner stretching and basic deep tissue work to unkink muscles in the back, hips, shoulders arms and hands. We’ll do 50 minutes giving, 50 minutes receiving. No partner needed, we can pair you off with someone. Please bring a blanket. This is best out of armor, in clothes you can move in without exposing TOO much anatomy.
The Art of Becoming Sir Octamasades A Look at Everyday Practice and Preparation
The Art of Becoming Sir Octamasades A Look at Everyday Practice and Preparation
The Art of Being an Everyday Consort Meistara Kaðlin in Stórráða This class is not about reigning, but rather about approaches to helping your consort have a good day fighting. This is a hands-on-course, please bring note taking materials, and wear clothes you can move about it. You don’t need to have any experience being a consort, nor do you need to bring one to class. This course is a broad overview, we’ll cover, at least briefly, everything from combat appreciation to fighter nutrition.
The Art, Science and Zen of 3D Fighting Viscount Sir Donnan the Truehearted The Art, Science and Zen of 3D fighting is designed for all levels of fighting.
Art: SCA rattan fighting can be an Art and doesn’t have to be a tent stake pounding, slug fest. I overheard a conversation once where the most graceful Duke that I know remarked in a fight, “If it’s not pretty it doesn’t count”. We have all seen ”ugly fights”; it doesn’t need to be that way.
Science: There is also a lot of science of what we do. Speed vs. power. Angle of attack. Most importantly, the ergonomics of how we fight. Traditional styles needlessly burn energy. The absolute worst hurting shoulder, elbow or back after a fight and not because you were hit there. You were simply not throwing a shot right because you didn’t know any better.
Zen: A review of Aikido movements that really works well in the SCA. An afternoon to learn; a delightful journey to master.
If you have the following questions or concerns, sign up.
~ How do I face someone better than I am?
~ Is there something I should work on everyday even when I only have 15 minutes?
~ How can I plan and practice to hit something I can’t see?
~ What are some basic guidelines of top level performing fighters follow that the rest of us don’t?
~ How can I be faster?
~ I have trouble with combinations
~ My skill level is not progressing
~ What should I do if I’m an older fighter

The class will provide actual application in and out of armor. If you don’t have armor there is plenty for you. Bring an untaped stick of rattan and borrow a shield if you can. You WILL learn something. If you bring armor to class you get to apply the class concepts and techniques in the 2 second half of the class.
There is a lot more… Come learn the “Rule of 3”, the “Rope Trick”, how to beat someone without laying a stick on them and how to *accurately* hit targets you can’t see.
Fun and Humor: The last 20 minutes there will be a humor and fact filled discussion of actual “Dirty Knights Tricks” that are completely legal to do. (Shhhh, tell no one!)
The History and Romance of Favors Countess Aryana Silknfyre Favors from milady has a rich history and undeniable romance that enhances our experiences and pageantry in the SCA. Come hear the history and get inspiration on creating and giving these personal tokens of faith, honor, love, affection or friendship. Many forms, many styles, and all with the meaning you personally attach to them.
The Importance of Recovery Duke Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon Instruction on the importance of offensive and defensive recovery within SCA combat. Includes drills to exercise proper recovery and target recognition. This class also includes a discussion of footwork and how to recover proper foundation while moving through the fight. Required Materials: Sword and Shield
The Longsword of Fiore Duke Brian Mac Brand This class will cover the basic posta and attacks of the Longsword without armor. We will discuss the how the basics of swordsmanship will keep you safe and allow you to offend your opponent without risk. Participant will need to bring their own Longsword. We will be limited on the number of loaner swords.
The next thing after that… Gregorio Cristovalez de La Vega You know the perfect action to take right now. That’s great! What’s the next thing after that? What is your opponent likely to do and what is your plan for that? This class will focus on actions as provocations which create chains of action and reaction, leading your opponent to their doom.
The Tailored Fighter: Soft Kit Duke Ieuan Gower  Based on my Ieuan’s 14th C persona: working from the skin out to create a pleasing historical aesthetic that is also functional competitive fighting attire.
Tournament Fashion in the Age of René Master Charles de Bourbon, OL  We will look at common types of tournament fashion in the written and visual record of King René’s Book of Tournaments as well as contemporary sources and extant items. This is a lecture/survey/discussion class. 
Training in a Rural Area Earl Brendan Shimmeringstar Techniques and tips on how to set up a training regime for yourself or a group.
Training Tips, Techniques and Tricks Sir Rauokinn Starradottir We will discuss how to train, how to get the most out of your training and how to make your training a habit. 
Training Tips, Techniques and Tricks Sir Rauokinn Starradottir We will discuss how to train, how to get the most out of your training and how to make your training a habit. 
Training vs. "Fight Practice": or How to be better at getting better. Duke Ieuan Gower  Drills, routines and mindsets to develop to develop more effective group and individual training sessions.
Two Sword Duke Paul of Bellatrix Bellatrix style of 2-sword – power generation, combinations, offensive strategies, and defensive techniques. Armor optional – bring weapons and preferably a shield
Waterbearing from Consort to War Jantasia of Hauksgardr and Adel Marie Purrier Learn the basics of waterbearing as a consort for your fighter , including common signs of dehydration, as well as logistics for waterbearing for small groups or events and large event.
Weapons of the Medieval Knight Duke Brian Mac Brand This class will show how Fiore’s Armizare translates from one weapon to another in a coherent system. We will discuss the sword, how a sword is an axe, a dagger or a spear. We will discuss the use of the dagger as a support weapon and the use of two weapons.
Why are you standing there? Hans Herzog von Wolfholz How many ways are there to answer this question? Let’s find out…footwork, positioning, stance, and a wbole lot of the mental side of things all lumped together.
Wraps Duke Paul of Bellatrix Powerful, biomechanically-safe wraps – power generation, tactics and complementary variations. Armor optional – bring weapons, and preferably a shield. 
Yoga for Fighters Beringar This is a yoga class tailored to the needs of SCA fighters. Emphasis placed on injury prevention, strength, and some mindfullness.