BFS Fighter School

This site will provide information about the (hopefully) weekly BFS Fighter School for SCA fighters in the greater Kansas City area. Any person interested in getting better at SCA fighting (with an emphasis on armored combat) is welcome, no matter where they live.

The 2019 season of the BFS Fighter School will be held at 11:00 am on Sundays at Blue River Park (map below) in south Kansas City, Missouri, beginning Sunday, June 30th. This year the concentration will be on endurance. This means there will be LOTS of line and circle drills. There will also be instruction on basics like footwork and shot mechanics, but plan to be exhausted at the end of each session.

Part of the purpose of this page will be to provide a single place for people to check to see if a session is cancelled, moved, or otherwise not normal. Please check here before making the trip to the park.

The Sunday, July 21st, 2019 session is currently on.

Because of the expected heat, we will start ON TIME at 11:00. Please be ready to start stretching then, and have your armor out and ready to put on. Thanks.

Future Plans

We are currently planning on every Sunday until Valor, with the exception of the last weekend of Pennsic (August 11th) when we believe Forgotten Sea is having a Baronial event that day. Sessions after Valor can be expected, but exact dates are not yet known.

  • We will not be renting the shelter, so plan on limited shade as others may be using it.
  • Water and/or gatorade will not always be provided, so bring your own.
  • Equipment will not be inspected by default, but can be if you ask for it. Unsafe armor or weapons will not be allowed to participate.

NOTE: The BFS Fighter School is NOT affiliated with the Society for Creative Anachronism, the Kingdom of Calontir, or the Barony of Forgotten Sea. It is a gathering of people interested in practicing the fighting arts used in the SCA, but is not an SCA event.

Sunday, July 21st, 2019 - Third Session: Lesson Plan (Logan goði)

Because of the expected heat, we will start ON TIME at 11:00. Please be ready to start stretching then, and have your armor out and ready to put on. We will probably stop sooner than usual, and spend more time talking afterwards.

  • Out of armor warm up.
  • Slow work.
  • Footwork drill with pressure.
  • Sword & shield circle drill.
  • Footwork drill for speed.
  • Line drill until everyone is exhausted.
  • Cool down and stretching.

Sunday, July 14th, 2019 - Third Session: Lesson Plan (Logan goði)

  • Out of armor warm up.
  • Slow work.
  • Sword & shield endurance line drill (experimental).
  • Footwork drill with pressure.
  • Sword & shield circle drill.
  • Footwork drill, speed & pressure.
  • Line drill until everyone is exhausted.
  • Cool down and stretching.

Sunday, July 7th, 2019 - Second Session: Lesson Plan (Logan goði)

  • Out of armor warm up.
  • Slow work.
  • Sword & shield endurance line drill (experimental).
  • Footwork refresher.
  • Sword & shield circle drill.
  • Individual great weapon instruction (if desired).
  • Cool down and stretching.

Sunday, June 30th, 2019 - First Session: Lesson Plan (Logan goði)

  • Out of armor warm up.
  • Slow work.
  • Sword & shield line drill.
  • Footwork refresher.
  • Sword & shield circle drill.
  • Cool down and stretching.
  • Out of armor slow work with weapons other than S&S.
Fine Print: This site is not affiliated with the SCA, Inc. or any of its affiliates or chapters in any way, shape, or fashion. It is provided privately for informational purposes to a group of friends getting together to practice a sport that they love.