14/4/2021 Pellwork during Curfew

Boredom is the worst enemy during our so called “lockdown” in Austria. Covid-19 forces us to avoid social contacts and our beloved Wednesday heavy fighters practise. So we stay at home and practise. We share our isolation with our frieds all over the world by joining the #100DayPellChallenge. 100 days, (at least) 100 hits given to your pell.
Fun fact: when we started the Austrian chancellor announced, that within 100 days everybody in Austria can be vaccinated. We get back on this on 9th of July. Stay tuned!

31/3/2021 Keep a Heavy Distance!

Because of rigid Covid-19 measures in Austria you have to keep a distance of 2 metres to other persons. Under usual conditions we would have demonstrated this “benchmark” at our weekly heavy fighters practise. But as a matter of fact, all sport sites are still closed in Austria. So we will show you the meaning of a save Corona distance.

Many heavy fighting concepts deal with distance. They differ between close-combat zones, where you can smell your opponents breath (definitely contagenious), a normal single-hand-combat distance (you can hit your opponent with your weapon and with aerosoles) and a wider distance, where you need at least a half-step to reach your opponent. Personal experiences and estimations may fool you: 2 metres are far more than you may think. So stay in far distance and stay safe!

Heavy Shakespeare Quotes

Whilst the new Covid-19 Lockdown preventy heavy Fighting, we take a look in our heavy fighters archive. We detected a lot of reenacted quotes, taken from Shakespeare´s greatest plays. So enjoy our “Heavy Shakespeare Reenactment Gallery” (to be continued).

SCA Heavy Fighters with Candlelight
“We would not seek a battle as we are. Nor, as we are, we say we will not shun it.” (Henry V.)
heavy fighters swordsplaying in the moonlight
“Let us be Diana´s foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon.” (Henry IV.)
“The things that threaten’d me ne’er look’d but on my back.” (Jules Caesar)
“Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.” (Othello)
“If you prick us, do we not bleed?” (The Merchant of Venice)
“If I be waspish, beware My sting.” (The Taming of th Shrew)
“Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.” (Coriolanus)
“If two men are riding on one horse, one must naturally ride behind.” (Much ado about nothing)
“Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane I cannot taint with fear.” (Macbeth)

SCA Heavy Fighter Practise 3/6/2020

This Wednesday it is time to say goodbye to a very fine installation at HTC site. Our armoury had to be removed. Temporarily it is now to be found downstairs next to the stairs. We are looking for a new space for our bulk heavy fighting equipment.

Sports Monkeys decide to move some more lockers into that place. We dedicate this moment to the memory of Mischa Bürkner, who installed curtain and cardboard for us. May it serve it´s new owners well.

Heavy fighting will continue with tactical lessons and gymnastics als well as pell work. Still no close combat.

2/2/2020 Heavy Fighter´s Candlemass

SCA heavy fighters under flood light

When winter days are getting longer we will do an extraordinary Sunday special Heavy Fighters practise. Maria Candlemass gives us the opportunity for an relaxed day: practise, lunch and cultural program for special guests in Vienna .

Start: 11 a.m., HTC site (Vienna, Prater)

Registration and further questions: flose@fesch.at (Flose Thordson)

Heavy Christmas Fighters Practise 18/12/2019

Let´s celebrate this year´s last heavy fighters practise in our lovely Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum. We will light the Advent wreath, sing “Silent Night” with our helmets on and hit each other hard. If time Permits, we will have a Gluhwein at the Christkindl Market next to the Riesenrad at Vienna Prater. So visit us, with our without gear this Wednesday.