Blademasters League – Score Table

Hi,

Our score tables updated with August results are as follows:

  1. Nylon
Blademasters League Score Table – NYLON
Name no of bouts Wins Looses Double Deaths Points total
Mattia 26 18 6 2 223
George 26 14 9 3 200
Michael N. 26 9 15 2 194
Andrew 19 14 3 2 151
Eduardo 18 6 9 3 119
Christine 17 5 11 1 109
Brian M. 13 6 6 1 102
Melanie 7 1 5 1 48
Dermot 7 2 2 3 34
John M. 6 1 3 2 31
Kuba 3 1 2 0 23
Elliot 5 1 2 2 22
Paul 3 2 0 1 20
Michael M. 4 0 4 0 20
Joe 3 1 1 1 16
Daniel 3 0 2 1 13

Mattia is on the lead but George and Michael are getting closer now 🙂

2. Steel

Blademasters League Score Table – STEEL
Name no of bouts Wins Looses Double Deaths Points total
Andrew 25 19 4 2 216
Rob 23 15 3 4 177
Mattia 27 10 13 4 176
Christine 18 5 11 2 125
Michael 13 5 7 1 92
George 9 4 1 0 71
Eduardo 13 3 6 3 66
John M. 6 2 3 1 41
Paul 7 2 4 1 41
Dermot 7 0 6 1 38
Brian M. 4 3 1 0 36

Mattia and Rob are coming after me!  You’ll all have the chance to change the overall score tonight!

See you all there!

New Season Recruitment: German Longsword Course

Hi All,

So it’s less than a weak now until the beginning of our annual 10 weeks German Longsword Course. so I just thought I may clarify a thing or two here…

First of all, this course is obligatory to all rank 1 Blademaster members (if you don’t know what is your rank, it’s rank 1:  Novice) – you need to do this course in order to be able to participate in any advanced courses that we’ll be doing next year.  If you don’t do it this year then you’ll have to wait until sept 2016.  There are no exceptions here.

Secondly, this is the entry level course to any fencing/HEMA related activities which means it will provide you with all the knowledge the beginner fencer needs to know! READ: this is useful stuff! This is your HEMA foundation that you need to know in order to be able to progress further.

Thirdly, if you are a new to HEMA and wondering if you should go for it or not, then please consider this course as the most important thing you can do until next Sept next year.  This is designed for beginners and beginners will find it most useful. It will teach you basic principles,  terminology used in German School of Fencing (Liechtenauer tradition), techniques and methods of fighting with an edged weapon. It will make your knowledge complete enough so you can  start learning on your own which is the ultimate skill you need to get here and the primary reason for the course to be here at the first place.

So there you go, hopefully all issues are clarified now. Now go register if you haven’t done that already:

http://corkblademasters.com/german-longsword-course-2015/

Registration available at:

http://corkblademasters.com/german-longsword-course-2015-registration-form/

On a side note:

The Course will take place in Little Island Sports Centre every Sunday for 10 weeks from the 27th of Sept onwards. I do realize that this is a location at the outskirts of Cork and people who don’t have cars might have a little problem with getting there.  So  let me know please if you have any problem with transport and we’ll organize someone to pick you up on their way to the course!

Thanks!

Longpoint 2015 review & tournament videos

Hi Guys,

Here’s a quick review of the biggest HEMA tournament on the other side of the pond: Longpoint 2015!

First of all – I know it’s been a good few weeks already since the event but I was delaying it because I thought there might be some better quality videos available later on (what we got here is just a roughly edited recording of the live stream) … but I was wrong so we have to deal with what we got 🙂

So this year was quite interesting for many reasons. It was the first year when the gold medal wasn’t won by an european fighter (Axel Pettersson was last year’s Longpoint winner) but by a US fencer: Dustin Reagan which means the skill gap between US and Europe is finally closing in (they have won over Axel Pettersson, Ties Kool, Kristian Ruokonen etc). This may also means that US fighters will now finally start coming to Europe to participate in our tournaments which will make HEMA scene much more international than before.

Another thing was moving away from the traditional scoring system towards more points weighted ruleset that it is supposed to prefer clear technical fighting (and we’ve seen this also in this year’s Fight Camp too) – where a clean hit is worth 3-5 times more than the afterblow and the double is worth null. I personally think that makes fights a bit cleaner and less messy than what we used to see over the last few years which is a great thing and something to implement in our own internal tournaments from next year maybe?

Anyways, here’s the youtube video with Longpoint 2015 highlights below, use the time stamps below to go directly to longsword finals or just enjoy the whole video 🙂

2:26:45 Axel Pettersson (GHFS) vs Ben Floyd (KSD) – bronze medal fight

2:36:45 Dustin Reagan (RFC) vs Ben Strickling (TSG) – gold medal fight

 

And one more playlist with some more tournament highlights:


Enjoy!