What we're about

This is a group for anyone who has an interest in pre-17th century life, primarily focusing on Europe. The SCA is primarily a group of people interested in the study and re-creation of pre-17th century Europe. It is much more than a study group. We learn by doing. For example, rather than simply reading about armour of the period; we read about it, look at surviving examples, consult with others, and then attempt to learn the medieval techniques by actually making armor. We then take it a step further – we take our creation onto a field of battle and use it for protection in armoured combat. The same is true of clothing, needlework, leatherwork, carpentry, cooking, etc. If it was done in the Middle Ages, chances are good that someone in the SCA does it!

In Canberra, we run weekly activities that that involve armoured combat, rapier, archery, dance and renaissance, medieval and ancient crafts. Come along, we'd love to see you!

Upcoming events (5+)

Medieval Archery Training with the SCA

Tuggeranong Archery

• What we'll do From Agincourt to William Tell and Robin Hood, Archery is a fundamental part of the medieval world and one the whole family can enjoy with youth archery alive and well in the Canberra region Archery Practice is Sundays from 10am to noon at the Tuggeranong Archery Club (TAC). Cost $10 to non-members of the TAC combat archery, normal range fees to members. Historical costume is only worn on the 1st Sunday of the month, the rest of the time, you'll find us in ordinary clothes so it's a great opportunity to meet up with like minded people in a casual setting. Standard Schedule: 1st Sunday – Town Archer – (an attempt at medieval costume required). IKAC, or other shoot as advised. (February to November). 2nd and 4th Sunday – General practice. 3rd Sunday – Field Archery. 5th Sunday – Novelty or Practice All shoots and competitions are voluntary :) For more information, contact Ian Crawford at [masked] • What to bring Water bottle, sunscreen, good shoes, bow and arrows if you have them, if not, we have loaner equipment. • Important to know You will be asked to sign in to the meetup for insurance purposes.

Weekly Training and Craft Sessions - Armoured Combat, Rapier & Medieval Projects

• What we'll do On a weekly basis, you can find us training, making and learning about pre-17th century life at the Les Explorateurs Scout Hall, corner of Ebden and Hassall Streets, Ainslie from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. This is a great time to come down and see what we’re all about in an informal setting rather than one of our formal events where everyone is in costume and character. Formal training times are: Fencing Training occurs from[masked] Armoured Combat training from 2.30- 5.30 The hall is reserved for arts and crafts (or sciences!) from 2-5pm. However you'll find members training, working on projects, catching up between 1.30 and 5.30pm. See you there! • What to bring Bring yourself and your interests! These are informal training sessions and project spaces so you won't find us dressed up unless we need to for training purposes. You can find us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SCApolit/ or email [masked] to contact Michelle, who welcomes our newcomers! • Important to know If you decide to spend the afternoon with us, it will cost you $7 for insurance and hall costs.

Beginners' Renaissance Fencing

Fisher Place

Come and learn fencing! An introduction to period fencing technique, SCA fencing rules and practice over 10 weeks. Lessons start 1:30 Sunday's, please bring gloves and sunglasses/goggles. Hall fees $2. Additionally, $5 society insurance costs for non-members

SCA Armoured Combat Foundations Course

Fisher Place


The ‘Foundations’ Combat Course is an introduction to SCA armoured combat - teaching foundation skills for new fighters or a recap of foundational skills for experienced fighters. The course will formally run for 10 lessons over the period between 25 March and 10th June, and there will be a focused opportunity for two weeks after the completion of the course where participants can put their learned skills to the test to trial armoured combat. Cost: $20 for the cost (+$5 non member insurance fee per session) To book email [masked] for more info see http://politarchopolis.lochac.sca.org/. 25/3 - Introduction: Overview of the course | Sign up 1/4 - Class 1: Stances, Guards and Footwork 8/4 - Class 2: First cut - Direct | Working on a pell 15/4 - Class 3: Second cut - Ear to ear | Intro to shieldwork 29/4 - Class 4: Third cut - Molinet | Integrated Defence 6/5 - Class 5: Fourth cut - Turnover | Generating Power 13/5 - Class 6: Fifth cut - Pendulum | Generating Power 20/5 - Class 7: Recap - Pendulum | Shield Manipulation 27/5 - Class 8: Sixth cut - Wrap | Range and Measure 3/6 - Class 9: Recap - Wrap | Footwork and movement 10/6 - Class 10: Recap of course | Where to from here https://www.facebook.com/events/283423022191586/

Past events (296)

Medieval Dance with the SCA

13th Canberra Scout Hall

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