Adrian's hold regular archery tournaments in historic style. While wooden bows are encouraged, modern bows are allowed if they are not compound and have no sights or counterbalances and our archery tournaments allow only wooden shafted arrows. Period crossbow tournaments are currently being studied within the group.
Archery is also integrated into some combat scenarios using fiberglass safety shafts with specially constructed padded tips and bows with limited power.
Adrian's reproduce non-choreographed combat competitions in both one-on-one and group battle scenarios. Combat takes place in three basic forms: a training form for beginners using slatted bamboo weapons (shinai), rapier-style with a variety of fencing-type weapons, and heavy armored combat using steel weapons. Safety is the top priority and our rules put minimum standards on armor worn and limitations on weapons used. For more information regarding our standards, rules and safety measures, please take a look at the combat manual here : Combat Manual (PDF)