I’d like to congratulate to all winners of Blademasters Cup 2017, Open Steel Longsword Tournament, first leg of IHFL (Irish Historical Fencing League).
First of all big congratulations to our student Michael Nolan for winning the gold for Blademasters! We’re all very proud of You 🙂
And congratulations to Ken Kot from Scottish Academy of Historical Arts for an excellent showcase of fine swordsmanship which won you Silver and a Technical Prize Award – Black Ensifer Light from a famous swordsmith Ensifer Jan Chodkiewicz.
Least but not last another Big Congratulations to Adrian Szlapka from Leitrim Longswords! Our Arch Enemy in every finals of the league so far 😉 Joking of course! You are a great fencer and it is always a pleasure to fight you Adrian!
Best Beginner’s Prize was awarded to Pablo Urdaibay from Swords of the West in Galway – excellent form Pablo, keep that going!
Looking forward to next leg of the League in June in Wexford! But in the meantime, here’s the video playlist with all elimination bouts up to the finals:
I’d like to officially invite you all to come and watch our Open Longsword Tournament this Saturday 29th of April 2017 @ Little Island Sports Centre, Cork.
Blademasters Cup is the first leg of IHFL (Irish Historical Fencing League), which will be soon followed by similar tournaments in Wexford, Belfast and Galway in order to unveil the new Irish League Champion for the 2017!
Come join us this Saturday and see it for yourself! Spectators are welcome and come free of charge!
Back from the Cork Martial Arts Expo 2017 edition! Great event with fantastic people, we’ve watched some quality fights and enjoyed the atmosphere 🙂 We also ran a steel longsword tournament there as a bit of HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) promotion among the other martial arts crowd and i think people enjoyed that 🙂 All in all, it was a good day!
Here’s some pics & videos (scroll down) from the event: