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New Version of the Lochac Rapier Rules have been issued.
28 Jul 2017

Please check out the new version of the Lochac Rapier Rules, now at v3.5. This set of ... Read More

Addenda to The Lochac Rapier Rules now available
2 May 2017

There have been several Addenda made to v3.0 of the Lochac Rapier Rules. A copy of ... Read More

Call for Guild Membership
We need your help! | 19 Jul 2016 | Comments: 1

Updates for the Guild Membership list are currently underway by Provost Secretary, Adair ... Read More

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    Royal Guild Of Defence


    Welcome to the homepage of the Royal Guild of Defence.

    The Guild is dedicated to supporting the research and teaching of the period martial arts of Europe, as detailed in the various extant fencing and wrestling manuals. These period texts are the ones you will see here referenced as the Ancient Masters.

    The Guild has a small administrative section, and a teaching body consisting of the Guildmasters and Provosts, who can be found throughout the Kingdom. Contact details can be found in the Guild Directory.

    As a Royal Guild, our purpose and overall government is defined by our Charter of Incorporation.

    The details of how we actually conduct our prizes (examinations for rank), as well as duties and privileges of those ranks is contained in the Guild's Ordinances.

    The playing of the prize is a major part of the Guild's history, and as such a record for each prize and the result achieved by the candidates is recorded in our Guild Chronicle.

    The Guild administration also keeps a record of the membership for each of our ranks, which also indicates whether that member is active or inactive within the Guild's activities.

    The Pro Forma announcement for a Guild Prize can be found here.

    Last updated on 2 Mar 2015, 1:14:24.