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    Lochac Rapier Marshallate / Announcements


    15 May 2021 - Minor changes to the Lochac Fencing Combat Rules

    Notice from the Kingdom Fencing Marshal

    Thank you to members of the community who have provided feedback or queries about the new Lochac Fencing Rules. As a result, I am releasing the Lochac Fencing Rules 5.1. The updated version includes some minor changes to wording to clarify rules and the change log.

    1 May 2021 - New Lochac Fencing Combat Rules

    Notice from the Kingdom Fencing Marshal

    Effective from 1 May 2021, the Lochac Fencing Rules 5.0 are in force. All fencers, trainees and marshals must familiarise themselves with the new rules.

    The following are key changes to weapons and authorisations:

    • Rubber-headed spears on rattan shafts, as described in the Rules, are no longer experimental weapons. All fencers can train with, and undertake authorisation in, this weapon.
    • Steel-headed spears (rapier pikes) are still allowed under Society rules until 31 December 2021.
    • Cut and thrust combat is allowed in melee combat, if all fencers are wearing cut and thrust equipment.
    • There is no longer a waiting period to authorise in cut and thrust combat, or to use a spear. Anyone with a standard fencing combat authorisation can undertake authorisation in these categories.
    • There are no longer specific categories for authorising marshals. An authorising marshal can authorise fencers for any category in which they hold the relevant combat authorisation.

    Yours in service

    Owain Cantor ap Hughe
    Kingdom Fencing Marshal

    22 February 2015 - Updated Victorian Sword Laws

    Hiya Folks

    The following is a Victorian requirement only covering steel sword usage (including the transport, wearing and even holding a steel sword) within Victoria.

    Shortly all steel sword users will need to have completed the new stat dec requirements and hold a current SCA membership to transport, use and own a steel sword in Victoria. The previous laws covered the transport and ownership of the sword yet the updated laws also covers the "usage".

    I'm aware there has been some confusion about the inclusion of usage in the updated laws which has resulted in newcomers being allowed to use a steel sword for basic drill work. Under the current phasing in of the laws we can't allow a newcomer to use a steel sword until the stat dec process has been completed and a current SCA membership card is held.

    So to be very clear, newcomers can't use a steel sword and anyone that knowingly allows a newcomer to use a steel blade places the SCA exemption at risk and as such will face disciplinary action/authorisation card removal.

    I strongly suggest all Victorian based fencing groups arrange loaner fibreglass rapiers to assist newcomers.


    Everard KRM Lochac


    Last updated on 15 May 2021, 6:29:51.