Medieval Combat

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 armour and weapons used are based on meticulous research of the 14th century. Authenticity is important to ensure the correct look and feel to our shows. The Medieval Combat Society uses a system of fighting 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.

The Medieval Combat Society has a excellent reputation within the re-enactment community for well-trained fighters. 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 Battle of Crecy Festival.