Sergeants and Scholars

May 17, 2014
Shire of Roxbury Mill

Roxbury Mill invites scholars and teachers of all disciplines to our pastoral setting in the DC metro area. Please join us for a day of both Martial and Arts & Sciences learning, and pick up a new technique or try out a new skill at Sergeants & Scholars.

Event Info:


A simple lunch is included in the site fee.
Adult, Member: $10.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Non-Member: $15.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (5-17): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-4): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To: SCA-MD, Inc., Shire of Roxbury Mill


Ovid Hazen Wells Park. 12001 Skylark Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871. Site opens 9am (first class starts at 10am), closes 5pm.  Click hear from directions and site photos.

Site Restrictions:
Site is dry, per county law. 

Dogs are permitted, but must be leashed and cleaned up after. 

There is no direct automobile access to the event fields themselves as they are enclosed by fence, so please plan accordingly if bringing heavy equipment and/or tents.

Autocrat's Information:

(Matthew Masciocchi)
18029 Ohara Circle, Olney, MD 20832
Phone: (301) 774-0199
E-Mail: gatto6672000-sands[AT]


Please send reservations to the autocrat.

Class Schedule

Martial Activities:

Scheduled activities begin at 10AM.

Rapier and Historical Martial Arts Classes:  To be held in the west field (just past the main check-in Gate) on the soccar pitch area.

Tract A - Historical Fighting
Tract B - Theory and Training
Tract C - Melee
10:00 AM  OPEN
Rapier 201
Maestro Dante di Pietro, Provost

Core fencing concepts that for the
knowledgebase for developing
advanced skills

Iberian Greatsword - Lord Ii, Scholar

Broken down into relatively simple, situational rules, the montante cruises through the battlefield like a whirling dervish of death. Simple drills to work the basics of the montante, including several 16th century plays.

Trainers will be limited, and available on a first-come, first-serve basis, but rattan or wood simulators will also work, if needed.

11:00 AM Principles of Melee
Lord Gawin, Free Scholar,
Lord Ruaric, Free Scholar

This class is intended to give a
mental framework for the juniorlevel
fighter (all Scholars and
interested Free Scholars) to process
melee fights effectively. This class
will be about how brains work and
about how swords work, building up
from a 1v1 context to a unit-level
melee context.
12:00 PM

Lunch Break

The rapier field will be open for pickup fighting and training.

1:00 PM Period Training Methods
Lord Gawin, Free Scholar,
Lord Ruaric, Free Scholar

Although our focus will be on Italian
rapier, much of this class will be
applicable to any HMA. We'll talk
about tearing down misconceptions,
getting the details right, how to drill,
and implementing good heuristics
for judging whether our actions are
Harder, better, faster, stronger: A
training guide.
Lady Caitil?n Inghean Fheich?n, Provost
Lady Angeline Falconis, Free Scholar
Heavy Spear for Rapier fighters
Lord Giacomo Vincenti, Provost
2:00 PM

Rapier Melee, beyond drive hard and turn left - Lord Celric, Provost, Lady Caitlin, Provost

Learn the ways and commands of the Atlantian Rapier Army from the Warlords themselves. Learn to train your local group to fight as a unit as we prepare for Pennsic War 43.

This class may require full armor and weaponry.

3:00 PM
5:00 PM
Site Closes

Archery and Thrown Weapons: 
To be held on the shooting rage in the east field.

   "Shoot Like The Devil's Horsemen. Introduction to Asiatic Thumb-ring Archery" Time:  11:00 AM, optional second class at 1:00PM
Instructor: Naran Numuchi

Learn about Static-eared Recurve bows and how to shoot with a Thumbring.  Bring any ambidextrous bows you have, especially "horsebows" you have. some loaner gear provided, will have some thumbrings for sale, $5 each.

   "Thrown Weapons Marshalling 101" Time:  10:00 AM
Instructor: Dealla Cohen

Required introductory class for anyone wishing to become a thrown weapons marshal.

Armored Combat:  A large scale war practice will be held throughout the day in the lower baseball field.

Arts and Sciences:

Interested in trying out a new skill or learning something different?
We have many classes in a variety of disciplines, please see the A&S Class Schedules for more information and class descriptions..

Have a class you want to teach? We would love to have you share your knowledge with us.
If you are interested in teaching a class, please contact Grazio Morgano at grazia[AT] for more information.
Come join us for a day of learning and sharing.
University credit will be available for students in all classes.