Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense: 2019

Come and hone your skills in the great rapier game at the Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense, 2019!  There will be classes, instructional drills, an open pickup list, and opportunities to learn all day long – as well as the traditional vote for Thorbjorn’s Favor.

Date: October 5, 2019 – 8am to 8pm

Site fee: Free

Location: Stock Pavilion
1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
University of Illinois Campus

Class Schedule

Retainer & Royalty Guard Sign Up

Event Steward: Lena
Class Coordinator: Ursus
Rapier MIC: Lord Finn O’Connor

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/328806287744451

Do you have a class to teach?  We have traditional classroom space or open list space available, with time blocks as small as 15 minutes or as big as 12 hours – we want to do whatever it takes to enable your class!

Please contact Ursus with any questions, or to volunteer to teach.

There is a parking lot on the west side of the Stock Pavilion, as well as parking on 6th and Peabody Streets. As always with the University of Illinois, please read all signs before you park. Some spots might be free, some reserved, etc.

Site Details
The site is bone dry – no alcoholic beverages are permitted under any circumstance. Food and drink are not allowed in the classroom, but are welcome elsewhere on site. Nothing may be driven in to the turf in the outdoor portion of the site – no tent pegs, no flag poles, no portable holes.

The classroom and outdoor space are fully accessible. The non-classroom indoor space is accessible, but is not wheelchair friendly. It is a wood-chip floored arena and requires stairs to enter/exit all but one entrance. The restrooms are not wheelchair accessible. There is tiered concrete stadium seating, but it requires stairs. We strongly recommend bringing your own chair.