Welcome to Youth Combat in Æthelmearc

This website is a resource for parents, youth fighters, and current and prospective youth marshals in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Congratulations to Timothy and Karl, chosen Youth Combat Champions for King Marcus and Queen Margerite at Agincourt on October 29th! This is Timothy’s 1st time and Karl’s 2nd time as Kingdom Champions.

Timothy vs. Karl at the Kingdom Youth Champion's Tourney. Photo by MIstress Arianna of Wynthrope.

Timothy vs. Karl at the Kingdom Youth Champion’s Tourney. Lady Ceindrech verch Elidir marshaling. Photo by MIstress Arianna of Wynthrope.

Youth combat is a program for SCA kids from ages 6 to 17 to engage in a kid-friendly version of adult heavy combat. The calibration levels (how hard they hit) vary from “touch” for Division 1 (ages 6-9) to “positive force” for Division 2 (ages 10-13) to “light force” for Division 3 (ages 14-17). Armor standards are similarly lighter than for adult combat.

Kids in youth combat not only get the fun of whacking each other with padded weapons, they also learn physical coordination, self-defense, and less tangible skills like teamwork, chivalry, and service.

Click the links at the top of the page for more information, or you can email the Æthelmearc Kingdom Youth Combat Marshal.

Æthelmearc is a Kingdom in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a non-profit educational society dedicated to the recreation of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

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