I am known as Rozi.  In the Society for Creative Anachronism, I am Mistress Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea.  My main activities in the SCA are historic swordfighting (research, teaching, practicing), small metalwork and related crafts, and running events.  Here is a little more about me on the official side of things in the SCA.  You’ll learn a lot about me in the pages of this web site.

Companion of the Laurel (Edward II and Thyra I) for fencing research and metalwork
Companion of the Maunche (Andreas II and Isabella II) for metalwork
Companion of the Silver Crescent (Darius II and Roxane II) for teaching fencing, running events
Queen’s Order of Courtesy (Isabella II)
King’s Arts and Sciences Champion (Gryffith II)
Companion of the Perseus (Carolingia, martial)
Companion of the Daystar (Carolingia, service)
Companion of the Moons (Carolingia, arts)
Keeper of the Light (Quintavia, service)
Keeper of the Sword (Quintavia, fencing)
Award of Arms

Society Deputy Rapier Marshal in charge of Special Projects 2014-present
Society Deputy Rapier Marshal for Youth (inaugural post)   2013 – 2014
Deputy Kingdom Youth Rapier Marshal                                2012 – 2013
King’s Champion of Arts             East                                   2011-2012
Shire Fencing Marshal               Quintavia                           2010 – present
Youth Marshal – Fencing           Quintavia                            2011 – present
Youth Marshal – Armored Combat           Quintavia             2011 – present
Light MoL                                    Carolingia                         1999 – 2003

Event Autocrat
K&Q Equestrian Championships at Quintavia Fete   August 2014
King and Queen’s Rapier Championship                   February 2012
Fencing Challenge                                                     March 2002
Duello                                                                         November 2010
Queen’s Court at Carolingia                                       February 2003
Duello                                                                         November 2000

Published paper on biomechanics of rapier fighting
Taught at Knowne World Academies of the Rapier
Taught at several Academies of the Rapier
Classes in
– Overview of period manuals,
– Tailoring teaching of fencing for different body types,
– Italian period fencing,
– Fencing with a sword and cane/stick
Ran a regular class on 16th century Italian fencing
Retranslated parts of Thibault (French) and Fabris (Italian) for disseminating a greater understanding of what the original manuals said


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