Knight Marshal
Office of the
Knight Marshal
Lord Malachy von Ulm
Baronial Fight Practice is held Thursday evenings during the summer. See below for locations.

Are you interested in trying armored fighting? Newcomers are welcome! Bring water, workout gear, closed-toe shoes, and an appropriate athletic cup for your gender. The Barony of Cynnabar maintains a collection of loaner armor, so there is a good chance you will be able to get into armor at your first practice if you so desire. Of course, you are also welcome to come to learn basic sword moves without getting into armor, or just to watch. Some people show up to practice late, so it usually pays to wait 30 minutes or so if you are the only one there. The Middle Kingdom Wiki has more suggestions on what to bring for your first time in armor.


Our Armored Fighters and Our Populace at Pennsic XLIII. Photo by Genoveva von Lübeck

Spring and Summer Practice (Thursdays 6:45 PM - dark, May through July + September) is held at Ypsilanti Community Center Park.  The address is 2025 East Clark Rd, Ypsilanti MI - actually the Township community center, but we are at the park directly across the street, which doesn't seem to have an address.

Winter Practice (Thursdays 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM) - Eastern Michigan University in the Utility Gym.  See our meetings link for instructions on how to get to the site. Please consult our calendar for practices.


A monthly Tournament is typically held at the last practice of each month.

For more information, please contact our Knight Marshal at

Dates, Times, and Locations:

  • Thu, Feb 21, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Rapier and Armored Practice (More)

    Where: 2nd floor Utility Gym, Rec/IM Center, Eastern Michigan University (500 E Circle Dr, Ypsilanti, MI 48197) (Map)

    There will be armored fighting practice, rapier practice, and a business meeting.
    It is free for you to attend, so please attend. Parking is not free. We hate that. We're working on another place.

    Directions and parking options:
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