Sword Circle Events

2024 Knights Gauntlet

Saturday, May 11th

Doors Open @11am

Hosted at the 

Tap Yard Raleigh

1610 Automotive Way, Raleigh, NC 27604

Welcome, one and all- Lords and Ladies; Knights and Squires! Sword Circle is honored to present Sword Circle's multi-event Knights Tournament! This event is designed for participants from all backgrounds and all disciplines- Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), Historical Medieval Battles (HMB), Armored Combat League (ACL), Large Area Role-Playing (LARP), Adrian Empire, Olympic Fencing, and more! Where we might not have accommodated all organizations in their respected practices, whether light armor, heavy armor, steel weaponry, or padded weapons. Our tournament is a test of skill while respecting the rules of play; play safe, play fair, and play for fun! This tournament will supply foam weapons to compete with, which will all be provided to use by Sword Circle. The follow tourneys will take place:

Foam-Sword Tournament

Single-hand Sword (Youth 8-12) (foam)

Single-hand Sword (Teen 13-17) (foam)

Single-Hand Sword OPEN (16+) (foam- equipment required)

Knights Gauntlet (HEMA Triathlon, 18+)

Spear (provided)

Sword (any steel, HEMA tournament regulated Sword)

Dagger (synthetic, steel, leather)

Rules and registration are provided below. This tournament will include medals (and maybe some prizes!). This is intended to unite the community of  ALL European Martial Arts. While we all practice in our own respective ways- our journey is the same. 





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Thank you, 

Dinner &

Award Ceremony


(coming soon)