This is part of our ongoing attempts to incubate a new HEMA training group in Limerick as we do know there’s a great potential for HEMA there! We are going to use the same setup as in Cork, all potential recruits have to go through the safety course (10 weeks German Longsword) first and then once we have our first group of Scholars we’ll start regular training sessions!
This 10 weeks course will take place in Caherdavin Scouts Hall every Saturday from 2-5PM, all equipment will be provided!
Full schedule and all info is available at event page below:
On Monday 9/09/2019 @ Mahon Community Centre 8PM we’ll start our German Longsword Course – 10 weeks long medieval longsword course that will allow you to experience what Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is really about!
This course will teach you foundations of the XIV/XV Century ‘Art of Combat’ (Kunst des Fechtens) based on medieval treatises from the authors of Society of Liechtenauer that created a system known later as German School of Fencing which was taught in the Holy Roman Empire during the Late Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern periods. . This system sets up a framework on which all medieval combat techniques are based so while this course covers longsword only it’ll also set up solid foundations for other weapons as well.
This is considered to be a minimum required standard for free fencing (sparring) and as such is obligatory for all who want to move onto the Scholar rank and start participating in club activities!