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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01603 495902.
For bookings: contact Tessa North, bookings coordinator at email@example.com 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.
Norwich Castle Museum, Castle Hill, Norwich, NR1 3JU