Training Schedule – August 2018

August 2018 Schedule:

Wed 01/08/2018 – Sabre Training
Thu 02/08/2018 – Ringen Training
Sun 05/08/2018 – Sidesword & Dagger Training
Mon 06/08/2018 – ***Training Cancelled***
Wed 08/08/2018 – Sabre Training
Thu 09/08/2018 – Sabre Training
Sat 11/08/2018 – Cork City Military Show
Sun 12/08/2018 – Cork City Military Show
Sun 12/08/2018 – Knife Training
Mon 13/08/2018 – German Longsword Course 4/10
Wed 15/08/2018 – Coached Sparring: Longsword
Thu 16/08/2018 – Longsword Training
Sun 19/08/2018 – Longsword Training
Mon 20/08/2018 – German Longsword Course 5/10
Wed 22/08/2018 – Fight Night: Blademasters League
Thu 23/08/2018 – Longsword Training
Sun 26/08/2018 – Longsword Training
Mon 27/08/2018 – German Longsword Course 6/10
Wed 29/08/2018 – Longsword Training
Thu 30/08/2018 – Longsword Training

Or click here to see our Schedule Page (bookmark it!)

Clash of the Towers 2018 Review

On the 14th of July 2018 Cork Blademasters have participated in the 2nd leg of the Irish Historical Fencing League 2018: Clash of the Towers – Open Steel Longsword Tournament hosted by Dublin Hema Club.

We’re happy to announce the results and congratulate to the winners of the 2nd leg of IHFL:

  • Sam Gassman (Artes Certaminis) – Gold
  • Andrzej Rozycki (Cork Blademasters) – Silver
  • Joseph Hooton (Cork Blademasters) – Bronze

Technical Prize: Andrzej Rozycki (Cork Blademasters)

Best Newbie Prize: Aaron Meehan (Medieval Combat Group)

You can check the more photos from the event on the IHFL Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/IHFL1/photos/?tab=album&album_id=479144705846834

https://www.facebook.com/pg/IHFL1/photos/?tab=album&album_id=476166526144652

Videos from eliminations phase are available on our official YouTube Channel:

Big Thanks to our League sponsors who funded awesome prizes for the winners of the event:

– The Knight Shop International Ltd and their HEMA focused website: www.thehemashop.com

– Black Horse Blades – website: www.blackhorseblades.com

– SPES Historical Fencing Gear – website: http://histfenc.com/    

– Sparring Gloves – website: http://sparringglove.com/en_US/

– Balefire Blades

– PBT Historical Fencing – website: http://pbthistoricalfencing.com/

– Aureus Swords – website: https://aureusswords.com/

– Halfswording – website: https://www.halfswording.com/

Blademasters Cup 2018 Prize List:

1st place: Gold Medal, Pair of Sparing Gloves, 50 EUR PBT voucher, 50 GBP Hema Shop voucher, 15% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 30 EUR Halfswording.com voucher

2nd place: Silver Medal, 50 GBP HEMA Shop voucher, 12.5% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 20 EUR Halfswording.com voucher

3rd place: Bronze Medal, 10% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 15 EUR Halfswording.com voucher

Newbie Prize – prize for the highest scoring tournament newbie (for people who are starting their first tournament with us): SPES Gear

Technical Prize – free entry for the next IHFL tournament!

Results of the tournament have been submitted to HEMA Ratings Website and the Irish Historical Fencing League 2018 Results can be seen on the HEMA Ireland Website.

2nd leg of the IHFL ran very smoothly thanks to perfect organization by the crew from Dublin Hema Club, we had a few tournament newbies who fenced very well even against League veteran’s so big congratulations to them for standing on their own!

From my own perspective it seems that the overall level of fencing has improved compared to last year’s tournaments so the IHFL goal has been reached! We are producing more new fencers and increasing quality of our fencing year after year!

3rd Leg of the IHFL will take place in Wexford on the 1st of September 2018 so let’s get ready!

German Longsword Course 3/10 – Mon 30/07/2018

***TRAINING UPDATE***

WHAT: German Longsword Course 3/10: Sprechfenster, Zucken & Abnehmen
WHEN: 8:00 PM
WHERE: Mahon Community Centre

Check Classes section for more details.

Reading for tonight’s class can be found >>> here <<<

Blademasters League: Score table – July 2018

Hello!

Up to date results of our internal league are below:

Blademasters League Score Table – Longsword
Name no of Bouts Wins Losses Draws Points total
Brian M 17 14 3 0 192
Martin B 21 11 9 1 171
Luke L 24 7 15 2 145
Joseph H 15 9 5 1 133
Andrzej R 11 8 2 1 125
Nuno V 17 8 8 1 125
Michael N 10 6 4 0 103
Simon H 10 5 5 0 82
Rob L 12 5 7 0 80
Paul D 8 4 4 0 79
Matthew M 7 5 1 1 74
Callum O’C 11 3 7 1 74
Michal S 14 3 10 1 69
Fionn BC 6 3 2 1 48
George T 4 4 0 0 41
Peter M 13 0 13 0 29
Grzegorz K 4 3 1 0 27
Richard C 5 2 3 0 19
Finch McK 2 1 1 0 13
Karl S 3 0 3 0 9
Ronan L 2 0 2 0 8

Brian is still leading the League 21 points ahead of Martin on the second place, Luke and Joe and Nuno are within another 20 points to match top places!

Everything can be still decided – we’re on our 7th (out of 12th) Fight Night of the year! Let’s change these results tonight!

Meanwhile, you can watch videos from the last Fight Night below:

German Longsword Course 2/10 – Mon 23/07/2018

***TRAINING UPDATE***

WHAT: German Longsword Course 2/10: Thrusts, Binds & Winds
WHEN: 8:00 PM
WHERE: Mahon Community Centre

Check Classes section for more details.

Reading for tonight’s class can be found >>> here <<<