A practice is a (usually) regularly scheduled time and place for interested parties to get together and practice an activity. Garb is not usually worn to a practice. The most common are fighting practices. Official fighting practices require the presence of a warranted marshal in the discipline being practiced; Armored Combat, Rapier, or Unarmored Combat. Practices can attract people for other activies, or even just to socialize. You might see armored combat, rapier combat, cordmaking, weaving, music, heraldic consutation, story telling, and many other activities going on at the same practice.