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      June 29, 2019

      Saturday   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

      1006 Southwest Maynard Road
      Cary, North Carolina 27511

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      BEER & BATTLES AT FORTNIGHT: VIKINGS and KNIGHTS

      Geek Fit Network presents Beer & Battles at Fortnight Brewing Company. Learn historic European sword fighting in the backdrop of one of the triangles most award winning breweries. Classes are taught by The Sword Conservatory and are open to men, women and children ages 13 and over. Adult ticket price includes your choice of one Fortnight's specialty beers. All skill levels are welcome to participate. Stick around after the class for an epic armored combat demonstration, and food trucks.

      VIKING SHIELD COMBAT CLASS: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

      You will learn the fundamentals of medieval swordsmanship, shield work, and shield formations; practice them in drills; and then put them into practice by sparring! Expect to get a good workout and to experience a little bit of what it was like to fight in the front rank of a Viking-era shield wall.

      Drills will be done with wooden shields and plastic weapons. Sparring will be done with fencing masks, professional grade foam safety swords, and foam shields.

      MEDIEVAL SWORD FIGHTING : 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      Learn to fight like a knight in a safe, supportive, and fun atmosphere!

      You will learn the fundamentals of medieval swordsmanship, practice them in drills, and then put them into practice by sparring! Expect to get a good workout and to learn some of the secrets of medieval fight masters such as Hans Talhoffer, George Silver, and Fiore dei Liberi.

      ARMORED SWORD DEMO: 12:30 - 1:30 PM

      Sip on a Pendragon, or an Off With Her Red while feasting your eyes on historical martial arts in action. Be amazed during a armored combat demonstration by the Sword Conservatory. TSC is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization dedicated to researching and teaching sword fighting, from ancient to 19th century styles, as well as modern sport fencing and stage combat. For more information on TSC visit their website.

      EQUIPMENT & SAFETY:

      All necessary equipment (swords and masks) will be provided. Wear comfortable athletic clothing. Light gloves which cover the whole hand and fingers are recommended, such as gardening gloves, or light welding gloves. Sparring will be done with fencing masks and professional grade foam and plastic safety swords.

      WAIVER & LIABILITY: ADULT AND MINOR FORMS REQUIRED

      Participants must be at least 13 years of age. All minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A separate waiver must be signed with The Sword Conservatory, Inc for each participant.

      Cost: Payment required - 6.00 to 12.00

      Categories: Outdoors & Recreation | Sports

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.