I’d like to officially invite all of you to our Polish Sabre Seminar that will be held on Saturday 30th of Sept 2017 @ Little Island Sports Centre from 11am to 6pm.
This is a rare occasion to learn a weapon that has been successfully used all over the world for more than three hundred years! You will learn proper body mechanics, grips and cuts as well as specific techniques used mainly in polish style of sabre fighting such as ‘cross-cutting’.
Jerzy Miklaszewski from Silkfencing Team (PL) is a well known expert on Polish Sabre systems and this is his third visit to Ireland teaching sabre as we are now experiencing an increase in popularity of this beautiful weapon within Irish HEMA.
Over the last weekend Cork Blademasters had a pleasure of hosting Bolognese Sidesword & Dagger Seminar taught by excellent instructors from Sala D’Arme Achille Marozzo, Italy: Marco Rubboli and Marco Martoni. It was a tough, sweaty workshop but we have learned a lot and at the end of the seminar all participants were able to do some competent sparring in a mini tournament!
Sidesword & Dagger is a very effective system of fencing that can utilize any one handed cut-and-thrust weapon paired with a secondary item (dagger, shield, cloak etc) in order to make a well balanced offence/defence system and I‘m pretty certain it will enhance our skills in other weapons/weapon systems as well. The more you know the better fencer you’ll become which is something I wish to all of you! In the meantime, check out the instructors’ bout below: