Tag Archive: swordsmanship

Students spar in new fencing club

History aficionados or people interested in learning about ancient fencing techniques can check out the emerging Medieval Swordsmanship Club and class meetings Wednesday nights at Cal State Fullerton. What turned out to be a six-week course taught at the Student Recreation Center, soon turned into a club. Students who took the class felt that the…

Jousting, swordplay are on display at Tulare County Fair

Tulare County Fair visitors are discovering that the Medieval Tournament of Champions, a clash of armored knights on horseback, is an interactive affair. While the 12-foot lances are reserved for competitors, audience members are invited before the nightly battles to engage in various archery- and hatchet-throwing activities, with wooden swords and shields as prizes. On…

Why Sword Fighting Still matters

In this day and age it is often quoted that Chivalry is dead, but for one group practicing the art of Medieval swordsmanship in Salt Lake City it is far from it. Though a nebulas term to define and tie down with great precision Chivalry can most nearly be defined as bravery in the face…

Bill Fedun — The Knight

*Archivist Note: There seems to be an increase in the blacksmith trade. I know there are at least three operating in my area. Please contact me if you have a few thousand dollars lying around and would like to donate a suit of armor to the Medieval Archives! Bill Fedun was 18 and bored working…