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07 Sep

The Companions of the Seven Swords through the good graces of the Medieval Swordsman Guild of KC invite all folk of good coat armor desirous of displaying their art, adding to their renown, and to their knowledge of fighting in harness and those with aspirations of joining that company to gather with us at the manor known locally as “The Barn” for classes and discussions related to the art and context of fighting in harness with historical techniques and a chance to put theory into practice under the rules of the Dekoven Concord.

Register by May 15! 

Invoices due August 7!



Event opportunities include hands on classes, coached sparring, tournements, armor class, and group discussions about applying medieval concepts about chivalry to our sport.  The setting allows for a retreat like opportunities to form relationships like minded individuals.

Moreover, the central location with rural picturesque setting as well as lovely amenities can’t be beat.  All expenses included.

How to get here? Fly into Kansas City International Airport .  For Drivers, take I-70 east from Ohio or west from Utah, Take I-35 north from Texas or south from Minnesota, then make a few turns off the beaten path and wala!

Tentative Schedule -

FRIDAY September 7:
Opening Convocation 9:30 a.m.
Classes taught by attending Companions of the Seven Swords
Monitored Sparring for knights and squires

Passage at Arms preliminary discussion & review of Saturday’s schedule
Uncle Bob’s Armor Schmooze

SATURDAY AM September 8
Knights List for fully armored combatants
Knights Melee (experimental)

Squires List for partially armored combatants (armor counted “as worn”)
Squires Melee (experimental)
Grand Melee (experimental)

Questions of Chivalry, a discussion in the style of Geoffrey de Charny’s questions

SUNDAY September 9
Closing Remarks & Pack Out

Course offerings coming soon.
This is NOT a medieval immersion event; however, period armor and clothing is REQUIRED for Saturday’s daytime activities!

Attending companions include Bob Charrette; author of “Fiore dei Liberi’s Armizare”; Stan Roberts, of the “Fighting Round the World blog”; Scott Farrell of “Chivalry Today”;  Scott Wilson of the Southern Academy of Swordsmanship, and Tim Delrie.

Additionally, Reece Nelson and Ben Bruce of the You Tube Channel, “Pursuing the Knightly Arts” will be in attendance.

Rooms sleep up to 6 individuals, each with its own bathroom.

Limited camping is available. Note: we must have at least as many people using rooms as we have staying in tents.

Period tents for those camping are required. It may be possible to borrow a tent from someone in the local group.

Costs: (include all activities, B&B amenities, meals and snacks)

$25 event Fee.

* Camping/Day Trip: $35 per person per night (includes all amenities)
* Rooms: Varies based on how many individuals will be sharing a room. The base rate is $161 + tax for up to 2 people per night. Additional people per room is $49+ tax. See pricing break out below.

Amenities for all include:
*workout facility, hot tub, in-door swimming pool, frisbee golf, fishing, WiFi, and a game room (BYO role-playing games – pool, ping pong, etc.)

Need to save a few $?

Room discounts for kids under 7
Site fee discounts for kids under 12
$5 REFUND for setup/cleanup help of 30 min +
Add one more person to your room, bring an air mattress and sleeping bag.
Register by May 15, Invoices due August 7
Cancellations 15 days before subject to a $50 per night/room fee and 50% of site fee. 

Questions? Email alysonswordguild@gmail.com or call 913-488-9466.  Email preferred.

Hate math?  We did it for you!

1) Single Room

Site Fee (includes above expenses)  $25.00
Housing  – Single Room 2 nights  $322.00
TOTAL /Per Person 2 days  $347.00
Plus Room Tax

2) Double Room

Site Fee (includes above expenses  $25.00
Housing  – Double Room 2 nights)  $161.00
TOTAL /Per Person 2 days  $186.00
Plus Room Tax

3) Three per Room

Site Fee (includes above expenses) $25.00
Housing  – 3 people per room 2 nights $145.00
TOTAL /Per Person 2 days $170.00
Plus Room Tax

4) Four per Room

Site Fee (includes above expenses)  $25.00
Housing  – 4 people per room 2 nights  $129.50
TOTAL /Per Person 2 days  $154.50
Plus Room Tax

5) Five per Room

Site Fee (includes above expenses)  $25.00
Housing – 5 people room for 2 nights  $123.20
TOTAL /Per Person 2 days  $148.20
Plus Room Tax

6) Six Per Room

Site Fee (includes above expenses)  $25.00
Housing – 6 people room for 2 nights  $119.00
TOTAL /Per Person 2 days  $144.00
Plus Room Tax

7) Camping

Site Fee (includes above expenses)  $25.00
Camping /Day Trip  $70.00
TOTAL /Per Person 2 days  $95.00
Plus Room Tax

8)  Add a night?

Staying a 3rd night? Divide the housing cost by 2 and then multiply by 3.  For example 4 people per room pricing: ($129.50 / 2) x 3 = $194.25 plus tax for 3 nights.




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The Barn B & B Inn
14910 Blue Mound Road, Valley Falls, KS 66088 United States
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The Medieval Swordsman Guild of Kansas City is a member of the H.E.M.A. Alliance

Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) refers to documentable methods of armed and unarmed personal and group combat of European origin.

4 Week Introduction Course

  • 12 hours of training
  • Medieval martial art text book
  • Guild t-shirt and water bottle
  • Group workshops
  • Free equipment usage
  • Apprentice testing & badge
Enroll today!