Cork Martial Arts Expo 2016

Hello All,

I would like to invite you all to Cork Martial Arts Expo 2016 that will take place tomorrow on Sunday 28th of Feb 2016 in Neptune Stadium in Cork.

Cork Blademasters along with the Swords of the West from Galway will provide you with some action packed HEMA entertainment! We will organize a longsword tournament as our main demonstration – you can watch us from 3.30 PM onwards.

Here’s the Expo Facebook page for the reference:

See you all there!

Blademasters League – Score Table

Hi All,

Here are the scores from our first Fight Night of 2016:

Blademasters League Score Table – STEEL
Name No of bouts Wins Looses Points total
Michael 3 3 0 36
George 3 2 1 34
Joe 3 1 2 19
Edu 3 0 3 6

New rules are be working nicely and everyone seems to be happy with them.  Hopefully it will add a bit more strategy to our bouts.

Michael was the winner of January’s Fight Night (Congrats!), but as we still have 11 sessions to go there are lots of scoring opportunities for everyone!

Bolognese Sidesword Seminar


With great pleasure I’d like to invite you all to join our 2 days Bolognese Sidesword Seminar here in Cork organized in cooperation with Sala d’arme Achille Marozzo from Bologna. 

In two days you can learn the world famous Bolognese Fencing System under the eye of 2 head instructors from Italy: Devis Carli and Marco Martoni. We will provide training weapons and 6 hours of fencing in Bolognese style every day! All you need to do is to show up !

And just to let you know, Bolognese Fencing is a true gem amongst the medieval fencing styles, it bridges the gap between medieval and renaissance fencing styles by taking the best of both. It is known also as Dardi School (Bolognese Swordsmanship ) after a fencing master from XIV/XV century but it spans across 3 centuries influencing such great fencing masters as Manciolino, Marozzo and  dall’Agocchie creating italian schol of swordsmanship and influencing all future renaissance fencing styles. 

There aren’t many schools practising Bolognese Fencing and certainly none in Ireland so this is a rare occasion for all of us to taste and learn this unique system! Don’t miss this chance!

More info on the event page below: 

Facebook event page:


Ringen Training – Tue 23/02/2016

Hi All,

Ringen Training session tonight!

Sorry for the change of schedule but as this is our last class in Glen Resource CentreI thought we should get all its benefits (aka mats) one last time! So… Fabien von Auerswald it is!

Time: 8:30 PM

Location: Glen Resource & Sports Centre

Check Classes section for more details,

All welcome!

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:


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:

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!