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Cork Blademasters will be hosting one of our regular HEMA Ireland Meetups in our Little Island Venue in Cork on the Sat 30th of July 2016 from 11 till 5PM.

This Meetup is a part of initiative by HEMA Ireland to meet members from other groups and train/spar/socialize together on a regular basis. The initiative is designed to be low cost so all instructors will teach for free and the entry fee covers only hall rental so it’s 10 e per person only!

This is open to everyone and new people are free to come and watch or participate in the classes. If you want to participate in the sparring however you need to meet our sparring equipment requirements:

HEMA Ireland Sparring Meetup – Equipment Requirements

Facebook Event Page:

Official Programme of the Event:

11:00-11:30 Registration

11:30-13:30 Training sessions:

  • Paul Reck (Goat’s Head Historical Fencing, Wexford) – Sword & Buckler Class:

“Dominating the outside line” – this class will be dealing with footwork and bladeworks required to neutralise the opponent’s sword. 

  • Frank Haj (Swords of the West, Galway) – Bowie Knife

“Medieval Defense for Modern Combatives (MDMC)” – this class will cover basic concepts & techniques which can be applied using any practical knife, and incorporate historical techniques translated to modern applications.

  • Ash O’Rourke (1595 Club, Dublin) – Partizan class

“1595 Partizan class” – Saviolo’s body mechanic and system applied to the art and science of Partizan and quarter staff. 

[UPDATE] Ash is not able to make it for the event so the class will be taught by Eanna and Mark both from 1595 club.

13:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-16:45 Sparring Time

16:45-17:00 Packing 

Please keep checking this page regularly as we’ll be adding more updates soon!