Medieval Combat Society

Combat

 

The armour and weapons used are based on research of the 14th century. The Medieval Combat Society uses a system that has developed over a large number of years within re-enactment, that is safe, highly enjoyable, and yet educational and entertaining for the public to watch. The fight style has been termed “FAST” - Fast Accurate Safe Technique.

Combat is undertaken with a chivalric attitude to combat activities. Fighters are fully aware of their actions and the environments in which they are fighting. It is considered that every participant in any activity should attempt to make that activity as enjoyable as and safe as possible, both for themselves, their opponent and the audience. We do not do choreograph fighting but use a free fighting, full contact technique which needs a high level of skill and control.

The Medieval Combat Society has a good reputation in the re-enactment community for well-trained fighters and this is why we are invited to fight at such places such as the Battle of Tewkesbury 1471, one of the largest shows in the UK boasting of over 1,500 knights on the battlefield. We are also invited by the French each year to attend the Agincourt Festival and the Battle of Crecy Festival.

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