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Keizer Rapids Park has room for all kinds of activities, including…armored combat?

Yes, youth armored combat practices could soon be taking place at the park.

Carissa Spenst (or Lady Duvessa of Movilla, as she is also known), Youth Armored Combat Warden for the Principality of the Summits, spoke about her group to the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board last month.

“We fight with armor on,” Spenst said. “We’re looking for a place for practice for the kids who do this. We’re asking for a part of Keizer Rapids Park, on either Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Safety is a priority for us.”

The program is open to youth ages 6 to 17, who participate in unchoreographed martial combat replicating chivalric combat from the middle ages, using padded rattan weapons while wearing replica armor.

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