Cleveland, OH, September 01, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Kurtis M. Kiesel, Management Director of Ohio Belegarth, today announced the founding of a new Ohio martial arts organization, Ohio Belegarth.
The competitive martial art of Belegarth is a medieval reenacting sport where participants use padded weaponry to safely portray medieval war. Participants who engage in combat wear medieval clothing, medieval-fantasy style clothing, and real armor while groups of combatants engage each other with full contact safety equipment designed to represent a full host of European and western martial arts weapons.
Over the past year martial arts organizers in Medina and Summit County of Ohio have been planning an Ohio district organization to help manage the large number of participants in Belegarth. “The idea of an ‘Ohio Belegarth’ is new to our area, already established medieval martial arts groups will be able to legitimatize their organizations under the name of Ohio Belegarth and keep their identity as a chapter of National Belegarth. Unlike similar initiatives that have occurred in the past Ohio Belegarth plans to act as a layer of administration for established groups and new groups forming in the state of Ohio, helping them run their martial arts practices, increasing their local attendance, helping protect participants liabilities, and increasing the awareness of what they are doing in their community as a whole.” said Kiesel.
Three Organizations in Akron, Medina City, and Alliance have already climbed aboard of Ohio Belegarth while the organization seeks its corporate non-profit status. Groups in Lakewood, Cuyahoga Falls, and Franklin County have already received help organizing new public martial arts practices and local advertising. Ohio Belegarth has already started to build its premier website to serve as a communications hub and information board for organization for medieval martial arts practices and events all across the state of Ohio.
For more information please contact Mr. Kiesel at (330) 321-6972.