in 2011, the Chivalric Fighting Arts Association (CFAA) is an international
organization of schools and clubs devoted to the study of historical
European martial arts, particularly those practiced in a chivalric
context, used in war, the tournament, and the duel.
member schools share a dedication to the revival of the fighting
arts from the past, as well as a belief that the study and practice
of these arts is a tool for building character and personal discipline
- qualities that we believe can be of benefit to the modern world
as much as they were for the ancient one.
members study diverse martial arts - from lands ranging from Iberia
to Britain, from the late Middle Ages to the early modern era, and
including weapons ranging from the sword and buckler to the rapier.
Ours is a fraternal organization, without a governing body, bound
together only by our shared values, mutual support of our endeavors,
and passion for ancient martial arts and their cultural milieu.