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Educational organization Knights of Veritas teaches local kids about traditional swordfighting

Knights of Veritas, a nonprofit educational organization, performed its popular program in front of kids Thursday, July 13 at Murase Park. Kids watched in awe as experts Eric Slyter and Michael Jones demonstrated a variety of historical swordfighting techniques, teaching about medieval arms, armour, combat and knighthood in the process.

The Knights of Veritas taught kids the history of the medieval period while impressing with choregoraphed sword fights true to the times, displaying various techniques that were utilized back in the 1300s. Kids learned about the code of chivalry, and even got the chance to take pictures with replica medieval swords and armor after the presentation.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Michael Jones works with a volunteer to demonstrate proper sword technique July 13.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Eric Slyter, left, demonstrates a knight's thought process during combat from the medieval time period.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Kids were full of questions about knights and the medieval time period during Thursdays program July 13.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Eric Slyter and Michael Jones finish with one final swordfight wearing full armor Thursday, July 13.

SPOKEMSAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Knights of Veritas Director Eric Slyter fights off presentation assistant Michael Jones during an educational swordfight Thursday, July 13 at Murase Park.

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