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Waterford Longsword Workshop 2019 Review

Last Sunday 19th of May 2019 Cork Blademasters crew traveled to beautiful city of Waterford to teach a 5 hours long HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) Workshop on medieval German Longsword!

We had a small but very dedicated and enthusiastic group that we put through 4 hours of intense training only to test out their newly gained knowledge in sparring environment at the end of the class.

Check out our Official YouTube Channel for more videos of individual bouts as well as a short promo video below 🙂

Longsword Workshop in Limerick Tomorrow!

With great pleasure we’d like to invite everyone to try out Historical European Martial Arts at our Limerick Longsword Workshop that will take place tomorrow 6th of April 2019 at 11am @ UL Sports Arena!

This workshop is aimed primarily at people who would like to try out HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) in a one day intense training session. Covering all core principles of medieval fencing this workshop will teach you the following: basic movements, guards, attack/defense techniques and basic strategies that can be employed with any blade based weapons. Workshop will finish with a one hour long unique HEMA sparring experience!

More info: https://corkblademasters.com/limerick-longsword-workshop-2019/

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/391748944979155/

All equipment will be provided but please bring some light gloves (to prevent blisters), sports shoes, towel and plenty of water!

See you all there tomorrow!

Summer Longsword Workshop in 2 weeks!

It’s this time of the year again!

Our long awaited Summer Longsword Workshop will take place on Saturday 30th of June 2018 @ Little Island Sports Centre, Cork from 11am-5pm!

These workshops are aimed at beginners so everyone is welcome to try! We will cover all basic principles of edged based weapon fighting: footwork, using tempo and measure, basic guards and cuts as well as basic attack/defence strategies – we’ll even have some time at the end for a unique HEMA sparring experience!

More info: https://corkblademasters.com/summer-longsword-workshop-2018/

Tickets: https://corkblademasters.com/product/summer-longsword-workshop-2018/

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/220567051878759/

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 🙂

 

Fight like a Knight in Waterford!

Join us on the 25th of March 2018 at Waterford Crystal Sports & Leisure Centre and learn to fight like XV Century Knight in an intense 6 hours long medieval longsword workshop!

Waterford Longsword Workshop is an annual event held in a beautiful city of Waterford that aims to introduce HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) and the art of swordfighting to the general population.

In this workshop you will learn the basics of medieval fencing: movements, guards & basic combat strategies that you will be able to put to the test at the end of the workshop in a realistic combat sparring experience!

Check out the event page for more info:

Waterford Longsword Workshop 2018

 

FĂ©ile na GaiscĂ­gh 2017 Review

Hello All!

Festival of Warriors is behind us now so it’s time for a short review of the biggest event on the Irish HEMA scene!

Over 15 clubs from Ireland, UK, France and Netherlands have competed in various tournaments over the last weekend. We had Open Steel Longsword, Longsword Novice (Nylon), Rapier and Companion and Sword and Buckler tournaments. There were multiple workshops on all weapons available for beginners and advanced fencers alike. And of course at any given moment you could always find someone available for a friendly sparring session.

The atmosphere was as usual super friendly and relaxed which seems to be the main theme of this event. It’s one of the things that makes people coming back to FnG year after year – you know that you will always enjoy it, no matter what you do: competitions, workshops, sparring or even a simple chat in the canteen.  Not to mention amazing nights out in a local pub afterwards 🙂

Our team did very well and I am quite proud with my beginners Martin and Riley who won Gold and Silver medals in novice tournament! Myself and Michael have won Silver and Bronze in Open Longsword Competition (congratulations to Ties Kool from HVN Netherlands for taking the gold!) Below you can find videos of the Open Longsword Tournament elimination phase up to the final fights:

Looking forward to meet everyone again in 2018!

German Longsword Workshops this Saturday

Hello Everyone!

It’s that time of the year again! Our German Longsword Workshops will take place this Saturday at 11AM at our Sunday’s training venue @ Little Island Sports Centre.

This one day 6 hours long workshop will give you a taste of what to expect if you take on any HEMA activity so if you’re thinking about trying it out here’s your chance! Covering all principles of fencing this workshop will teach you basic movements, guards, attack/defence techniques that can be used with any blade based weapons.

More info:

Summer Longsword Workshops 2017

Limerick Longsword Workshops 2017!

Hello All,

We’re happy to announce that Cork Blademasters are coming to Limerick with our first edition of Limerick Longsword Workshops that will take place on Saturday 13th of May 2017 @ UL Sport Arena from 11am-5pm!

These workshops are aimed at beginners so everyone is welcome to try! We will cover all basic principles of edged based weapon fighting: footwork, using tempo and measure, basic guards and cuts as well as basic attack/defence strategies – we’ll even have some time at the end for a free sparring!

As there seems to be an increasing demand for HEMA in Limerick area this workshop will serve as a probe for launching a new regular training group at Limerick! 

More info: http://corkblademasters.com/limerick-longsword-workshops-2017/

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/404543666578070/

Please share it with your Limerick friends! 

Waterford Longsword Workshops – Sun 19/03/2017

Hello All!

On Sunday Cork Blademasters will visit beautiful Waterford City for a one day session of German Longsword!

So if you’re in the area join us in Waterford Crystals Sports and Leisure Centre from 12 am till 6 pm and see for yourself how the real sword fighting feels like!

Workshops are aimed at beginners so everyone is welcome to try! Just bring a comfortable sports clothes, indoor sport shoes, towel and lots of water 🙂

We will cover all basic principles of edged based weapon fighting: footwork, using tempo and measure, basic guards and cuts as well as basic attack/defence strategies – we’ll even have some time at the end for free sparring!

This HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) workshop is based on teachings of Johannes Liechtenauer via Gloss of Sigmund Schining ain Ringeck, 1470 AD and Nuremberg Hausbuch (MS 3227a), 1389 AD.

More Info: http://corkblademasters.com/waterford-longsword-workshops-2017/

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/219071008497626/

All Welcome!

Waterford Longsword Workshops 2017!

Hello All,

We’re happy to announce that due to popular demand we’re back with  our Waterford Longsword Workshops that will take place on Sunday 19th of March 2017 @ Waterford Crystals Sports and Leisure Centre!

These workshops are aimed at beginners so everyone is welcome to try! We will cover all basic principles of edged based weapon fighting: footwork, using tempo and measure, basic guards and cuts as well as basic attack/defence strategies – we’ll even have some time at the end for a free sparring!

As there seems to be an increasing demand for HEMA in Waterford area this workshop will serve as a probe for launching a new regular training group at Waterford area! 

More info: http://corkblademasters.com/waterford-longsword-workshops-2017/

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/219071008497626/

Please share it with your Waterford friends!