Utahns wield swords at annual competition
Published: July 14, 2012 05:36PM
Updated: July 14, 2012 08:57PM
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Chris Detrick | Tribune file photo The United Clans Swordsman Association will have a sword fighting competition Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Liberty Park. In this photo from a 2012 event, Darrell Armstrong, in helmet, of West Valley City, competes against Heather Rentz, of Holladay.

The clash of metal Saturday at Liberty Park heralded the United Clans Swordsman Association’s annual sword fighting competition.

Association members competed in long sword, short sword, dagger and unarmed fighting and defense.

The group recently joined the Historical European Martial Arts Alliance.

The association’s classes are taught on the east side of Liberty Park from noon to 3 p.m. every Saturday, regardless of weather.

More information about the United Clans Swordsman Association as well as the Historical European Martial Arts can be found on their website at www.TheUCSA.com.