Tactical Longsword Workshop Review

Last month Cork Blademasters had the pleasure of hosting a Tactical Longsword Workshop: ‘Ready Set Go!’ with Lukasz Dabrowski from Fechtschule Gdansk, Poland.

Throughout the seminar Lukasz has shown us how to assess the threat level of our opponent during the fight and how to react to it accordingly. Then by using the same steps we have learned how to deceive our opponent in order to get the reaction we want from them. Then we added feints and counterattacks into the mix and put it all together as an excellent combat template to be used with any weapon!

It was a great workshop and we would like to thanks Lukasz Dabrowski for sharing his valuable combat experience with us!

In his own words: ‘subject on tactics is vast and one workshop is not enough to cover it so maybe will see each other during another workshop’.

We will for sure 🙂


German Longsword Course 1/10 – Mon 09/04/2018


WHAT: German Longsword Course 1/10: Vier Leger / Four Guards
WHEN: 7:00 PM
WHERE: Mahon Community Centre

Check Classes section for more details.

Fencing Introduction can be found >>> here <<<

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

German Longsword Course starting next Monday!

We’re happy to announce that we’re launching next edition of our 10 weeks long German Longsword Course on Monday 9th of April 2018 at 7PM @ Mahon Community Centre!

This is your gateway to the world of HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts)! Course will start on the 9th of Apr 2018 and end on the 2nd of July 2018 and will cover all principles of fencing, major techniques and fighting strategies. While it covers longsword techniques only it will set up a solid foundation for other weapons of the German System as well.

Course will take place during our Monday’s slot at 7PM – 9PM @ Mahon Community Centre for 10 consecutive weeks ending up with the Blademasters Scholar Cert (rank 2) that will allow you to start regular training within the club.

More info: https://corkblademasters.com/german-longsword-course-09-04-2018/

Tickets: https://corkblademasters.com/product/german-longsword-course/

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/341966742964412/

Apr 2018 Training Schedule

Apr 2018 Schedule:

Thu 05/04/2018 – Longsword Training
Sun 08/04/2018 – Longsword Training
Mon 09/04/2018 – German Longsword Course 1/10
Thu 12/04/2018 – Ringen Training
Sun 15/04/2018 – Coached Sparring: Longsword
Mon 16/04/2018 – German Longsword Course 2/10
Thu 19/04/2018 – ***Training Cancelled***
Sun 22/04/2018 – ***Training Cancelled***
Mon 23/04/2018 – ***Training Cancelled***
Thu 26/04/2018 – Longsword Training
Sat 28/04/2018 – Blademasters Cup 2018
Sun 29/04/2018 – Fight Night: Blademasters League
Mon 30/04/2018 – German Longsword Course 3/10

Or click here to see our schedule page (bookmark it!)

New group of students graduated to Scholars!


We’d like to officially congratulate our new Blademasters Scholars on passing the exam and successfully completing  10 Weeks German Longsword Course!

In order to pass the exam all students had to design and present their own 30 seconds longsword flourish which you can now admire via playlist below 🙂

Also, as additional bonus you can see some of their very first bouts here:

One more time, congratulations to all and i’ll see you at the training!

Historical European Martial Arts School in Cork, Ireland