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New Venue: The Sports Village

Hi All!

Starting from Monday 7th of March 2016 we’ll be moving onto the new venue: The Sports Village @ Eden Hall, Model Farm Road, Cork.

It is situated in Eden Hall complex on Model Farm Road at the back of the main entrance:

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Directions:  It’s on the route of 220 bus (get off at the Motortax office and follow the road for about 500 meters), or 205 which stops near the CIT/CETB Training Centre.  Once you start going down the hill it’s on your right – after entering the complex just follow the road to the left and the sports halls are on the back of the main buildings.

Time: Mondays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/tqugWiHHSVP2

I’ve put map and coordinates in the classes section of the website.

I’ll see you all there on Monday 7th of March 2016 7PM!

 

Welcome in 2016!

Hello,

I would like to officially welcome All Blademasters (past, present and future ones) in this brand New Year!

For this year Cork Blademasters have prepared a new weapon curriculum: Dussack, a medieval training Sabre that we’ll use as a foundation level for all curved blade weapons (messers, falchions, sabres etc.,). We’ll kick off with a Dussack Seminar on Sat 30th of Jan 2016 with Jerzy Miklaszewski from Silkfencing Team (Krakow, Poland) as our guest instructor, then we’ll introduce Dussack Classes into our monthly schedule though Longsword would still be our primary weapon.

Longsword wise – more and more training and then tournaments, for this year I’m hoping to get all Scholars (rank 2) at least 2-3 tournaments under their belts so we have to start training as early as you can! Tournament season for us will start most likely in March and then will last until the end of Summer unless we’ll decide to go to Swordfish in October.  We’ll organize our own tournament too! Probably somewhere around April/May (to be confirmed!)

There’s more: Martial Arts Expo 2016 in February – we’ll organize a big ‘fight night’ or ‘fechtschule’ type of event hopefully with the help of the guys from other clubs too! 2 day Sidesword Seminar with Sala Achille Marozzo from Bologne, we’ll do more workshops and more courses this year!

Apart from that however, we’ll sweat as usual 🙂 I’m working on a new, better, more dynamic warmup routine for our trainings so be prepared 😀

Happy New Year!

Cork Blademasters Gift Voucher

Ho Ho Ho!

It’s still not too late for your Christmas Presents!

Our Free Class Gift Voucher is an elegant way of inviting someone special into the world of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)!

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You can purchase them directly during the class or buy them online via our shop:

http://corkblademasters.com/store/#!/Free-Class-Gift-Voucher-10-Euro/p/58289201/category=0

 

And moreover, the exercising of weapons puts away aches, griefs, and diseases, it increases strength, and sharpens the wits. It gives a perfect judgement, it expels melancholy, choleric and evil conceits, it keeps a man in breath, perfect health, and long life. It is unto him that has the perfection thereof, a most friendly and comfortable companion when he is alone, having but only his weapon about him. It puts him out of fear, & in the wars and places of most danger, it makes him bold, hardy and valiant.” 

George Silver, Paradoxes of Defence, 1599