I’d like to officially invite everyone to join us at the HEMA Ireland Sparring Meetup tomorrow @ Little Island Sports Centre, Cork from 11am till 5pm for a day full of workshops, sparring and other HEMA related activities.

For people who do HEMA it is a great chance to meet fellow swordsmen from other counties and spar with them, I’m sure we all realize how precious that is 🙂 So come and join us if you can!

For people who are new to HEMA but would like to come and try it out – please do, this is your best chance of meeting Irish HEMA community, talk to us, join us for a workshop or two and see how it feels for yourself!

For the shy ones – don’t worry, you’re welcome too! Even if you just want to come and watch, feel free to come too!

More info via the page below:

HEMA Ireland Sparring Meetup



Blademasters League: Score Table – July 2016

Hello All,

Up to date results of the Blademasters League are below:

Blademasters League Score Table – STEEL
Name no of Bouts Wins Losses Draws Points total
Andrzej 16 11 5 0 198
Michael 18 13 3 2 181
George 12 7 5 0 116
Joe 15 5 10 0 102
Paul 12 5 7 0 95
Mattia 12 6 5 1 73
Edu 8 3 5 0 32
Elliot 3 1 1 1 21
Daniel 4 0 4 0 9
Robert 4 0 4 0 9

See you all tonight!We had a new fighter who joined us last time – Robert and he made a very good debut 🙂 Of course, there’s still lots of learning ahead of him but I can see the progress already!

Örebro Open 2016 – Longsword Tournament Videos


Örebro Open 2016 was the last of the four tournaments of Nordic Historical Fencing League. Despite the fact that we already knew the winner for the Mens division (Dennis Ljungqvist) the fights were really intense! Congratulations to Dennis (KuHFS, Sweden) for taking the first place again, Thomas Nyzell (UHFS, Sweden) for taking the silver and Arto Fama (Zwaard & Steen, NL) for winning the bronze against our Scottish colleague Mark Wilkie! In Womens division we had Sara Vertanen (EHMS, Finland) who won gold and the overall win in the Women Division! Seconded by Kristine Konsmo (GHFS, Sweden) who won Silver and Julia Yli-Hukka (GHFS, Sweden) who took bronze. Congratulations to all!

Now let’s take a look at the videos as they were really good! Lots of thrusts and quick zwerchau like motions for a quick scores at the shoulder level. Bronze fight was even better! Intense but very technical on both sides, Arto Fama won the fight by using the long point or sprechfenster (speaking window) effectively which is a nice thing to see. I can see how the nordic fencing style 🙂 is beginning to form with its high guards and zwerchau movements with high winds and upper cuts being quite recognizable in both men and women fights! I’m very curious to see how it will develops further on!

Mens final:

Mens third place fight:

Women final:

Women third place: