Fighter Practices within the Principality

Here are the fighter practices taking place in branches of the Principality of the Mists, including the rapier and archery practices that I know about.

I would like to include other practices – such as other light weapons (javelin, etc.) and siege weapons – where such exist.

Always check with a branch’s Marshal, designated contact person, or Seneschal before going for the first time, in case there has been some change in time or location.

And please let me know about your local fighter practice if it is not listed here, or if the information below is incorrect.

NOTE: These are organized more-or-less from South to North within the Principality

South Bay and Points South (San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara Counties)
The Peninsula (San Mateo & San Francisco Counties)
East Bay (Alameda & Contra Costa Counties)
North Bay (Marin, Napa, Sonoma & SW Solano Counties)

South Bay and Points South

South Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties
The Barony of Darkwood


Santa Cruz
Canton of Caer Darth

Rapier practice

Thursday evening, 7 PM to 10 PM (approx.)
The Galleria Parking Structure
River Street, Santa Cruz

Three levels of instruction available:
Youth, beginners, and advanced.
Some loaner gear available

Contact person for Rapier:
Salina de la Serna, Advanced Rapier Marshal in charge of this practice

Heavy Fighter practice

Thursday evening, 7 PM to 10 PM (approx.)
The Galleria Parking Structure
River Street, Santa Cruz

Instruction is available
no heavy loaner gear

Contact person:
Jared Galen
831-423-9318 hm before 9pm
831-247-2378 cell anytime
BoneDaddyThug (at) gmail (dot) com


From the South and San Jose Area:
Take your best route to Hwy 1 North
Left at the intersection of River Street and Hwy. 1
Proceed through three stop lights, the last of which will be at Water Street
Go straight through the next stop sign–which is an oddball intersection with a Well Fargo Bank kitty-corner to the intersection
Just past the Well Fargo bank is the right hand turn into the parking structure
Go up to the third floor of the structure.

Both practices meet rain or shine. In case of rain, they move down one floor so that they are under cover.


South and East Monterey County

Canton of Konigsstadt

does not have a fighter practice


North and West Monterey County
Canton of Montagne du Roi

No scheduled fighter practice


Canton of Hawk’s Haven
South Santa Clara and San Benito Counties

does not have a fighter practice

Central Santa Clara County
Province of Southern Shores

Rapier practice

Lakewood Park 
Marshal in Charge: William Whyte 
Day: Wednesday Nights
Time: 7:30pm – 9pm
Location: Lakewood Park, Sunnyvale, near the tennis courts

Heavy Fighter Practice

Tuesday evenings, 7 pm
Twin Creeks Sports Complex
969 Caribbean Dr., Sunnyvale
(one block north of Lawrence and 237)
Donations to pay for the site are greatly appreciated.

Note: (dated Oct 23, 2013)
Effective after Tuesday, November 12 Twin Creeks can no longer permit use of our facility for Sunnyvale, CA weekly fighter practice (field and parking lot).
Tuesday night Sunnyvale Fighter Practices as a courtesy will still be permitted for October 29, November 5 and November 12, 2013.

Northern Santa Clara County
Shire of Crosston

does not have a fighter practice

The Peninsula

San Mateo County
Barony of the Westermark

Target Archery Practice

third Sunday of each month, 2:00-4:00 PM
San Francisco Archers, Pacifica


From San Francisco
Take 280 South to Highway 1, go south to Pacifica. Take the Sharp Park Road, Fairway Drive exit and make a right onto Fairway Drive. Go across the freeway and make a right onto Lundy (not marked), travel 100 yards and make a left at the sign.

From the Peninsula
North on US-101 North towards San Francisco. Take the I-380 West/San Bruno exit (I-280). Take the Avalon Drive/Westborough Blvd exit turn Left on Westborough Blvd. Continue on Sharp Park Road, at the bottom of hill make a left onto Lundy (before the bridge) go through the stop sign. Go 100 yards, make a left at the sign (the one on their homepage).

Will be cancelled due to conflict with other events or bad weather.

For more information
– Visit the Target Archery page
– Contact the Baronial Archer
– Check the Events page for current information

San Francsico City and County
Shire of Cloondara

Heavy Fighter Practice

Sunday, 2 PM
Golden Gate Park at 47th Ave and Fulton Street, San Francisco

Some loaner armor available
instruction for new fighters

Practice may be canceled if there is a major event, so check before coming out. For contact information, visit the Cloondaran Fighter Practice page.

Rapier Practice

Sunday, 1 PM
Same site as Heavy Fighter practice

Loaner gear and beginning+ training is available.
Contact Tiarna Art mac Ceallaigh, Cloondara Rapier Marshall

Target Archery Practice

Regular archery practice Sundays at noon. Golden Gate Park (as above)

East Bay

North Alameda County – Central East Bay
Province of the Mists

Heavy Fighter Practice

The oldest fighter practice in the whole of the Known Worlde

every Thursday, 7 PM to 10 PM
Rockridge BART Station
College Ave, Oakland
at the south end of the southwest parking lot

Loaner armor available
Instruction for new fighters

Rapier Practice

Thursday, 7PM to 10 PM
Rockridge BART station
near the Heavy Fighter Practice

Rapier marshal in charge of the practice at the Rockridge BART station: Saionji no Hana.

Facebook page:

Shire of Teufelberg

Fight practice and social
Every Sunday
10:00am to Noon
Markham Nature Park and Arboretum
1202 La Vista Ave
Concord CA 94521

North Bay

North Marin and West Sonoma Counties
Shire of Wolfscairn

Sunday, 10:30 AM
Finley Park, Santa Rosa
2060 W College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4458
Click here for map

Napa, SW Solano, and East Sonoma Counties
Barony of Vinhold

Fighter Practice [including some Rapier practice; contact marshal for more info]

Sunday, 11 AM [updated – June 2009]
Fuller Park, in the City of Napa

Take Highway 29 into Napa.
Turn East at First Street Exit and bear to the right. This will put you on California Boulevard.
Stay on this until the “T” intersection at Laurel. Turn left.
You will encounter a 4-way stop sign at Jefferson. Turn left and find a place to park on the right side of the road (which is Fuller Park).
The practice is located about half way down that side of the park.

Spectators and hecklers are welcome, please bring a chair.
New fighters should see the marshal for instruction, loaner armor and inspection.
Marshals can receive training during local fighter practices. See the marshal or email him at

Again, remember to contact the Marshal, designated contact person, or Seneschal of the branch before going to any practice, in case it has been cancelled or moved.

And if you know of regular fighter practices in the Principality of the Mists not listed here, please contact the Web Minister of the Principality of the Mists