Norwich Castle: Knight Club

From Saturday 12th January 2019 10:15 to Saturday 16th February 2019 12:30

Norwich Castle gets physical! Knight Club brings together the worlds of medieval armed combat and modern sword fighting.

Learn about the different aspects of a knight’s skills and duties, before getting kitted out with our specially designed protective equipment and weaponry to have a go yourself.  All young knights are awarded with an MSF certificate to show they have completed the first stage in Modern Sword Fighting.

  • Six-week course for children age 8 – 11
  • Saturdays 12 Jan – 16 February 2019, 10.15am–12.30pm
  • Cost £60 per child (two discretionary places are available)

Course dates and information

The course will run for six weeks, with sessions starting at 10.15am and finishing at 12.30pm.

Week 1: 12 January- Get Knighted! Arms and Armour/Introduction to equipment

Week 2: 19 January - The Chivalrous Knight/Sportsmanship

Week 3: 26 January - Medieval Dancing/Posture, timing, and rhythm

Week 4: 2 February - Historical Formations/Teamwork

Week 5: 9 February - Medieval Tournaments/Competitions and games

Week 6: 16 February - Final Demonstration and Celebration

About Modern Sword Fighting (MSF)

Since ancient times people have fought with swords but it was during the Middle Ages that this skill was perfected.  Manuscripts and books on the art of sword fighting were written by combat masters seeking to train others in their art.  These books have preserved a wealth of information which MSF uses to maintain and develop the historic tradition of sword fighting.  MSF strives to be a unique sport for everyone, regardless of sex, age, or disability.

Further information

There are thirteen places available plus two discretionary places (a total of 15 places).

For further information about the course, or to apply for a discretionary place, please contact Anna McCarthy, events and visitor programme manager at anna.mccarthy@norfolk.gov.uk or on 01603 495902.

For bookings: contact Tessa North, bookings coordinator at norwichcastle.bookings@norfolk.gov.uk or on 01603 493636.

The course costs £60 and places cannot be reserved without payment.  You can pay by cash, card or cheque (made payable to Norfolk County Council) in person or by card over the phone.

Find us here

Norwich Castle Museum, Castle Hill, Norwich, NR1 3JU

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