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2015 Longsword Course – Flourish Videos

Hello,

It’s time for the quick summary of last year’s Beginners German Longsword Course.

For some, it may seem like a small scale event of no major importance. But for us it is the gateway into the realm of knighthood, something that differentiate martial artists from casual swordsmen. There’s a reason why we’re doing it only once per year and there’s a reason why only a few dedicated ones become the Scholars of Historical European Martial Arts.

Last year’s course have been marked by sicknesses. We started with 14 people, finished with 4 (though not all is lost as some are coming back now slowly). The final exam, as every year, was to create a 30 seconds longsword flourish, a free combination of cuts, thrusts and moves, your own private reminder of what you’ve learned so far. I hope that in a year’s time when new group will present their own flourishes you’ll reflect back to the videos below to be amazed by the progress you’ve made but for now… let’s see your creations 😀

 

 

Blademasters Documentary on TG4

Hi All,

As you may already know, a few months ago we did a short documentary piece with TG4 on Cork Blademasters and HEMA in general which was aired in November 2016.

While it was (and still is for a few more days) available to watch on TG4 player I was waiting for the permissions to host it on our website which I got now so… here it is, in all its glory 😉

Big Thanks to Ciara Hyland and her crew from TG4! Great work 🙂

Also Big thanks to all Blademasters involved in the making of the video, thank you for your time and hope you’re enjoying the results!

 

Thanks!

Andrzej

Blademasters League 2015 – Final Results

Behold!

The final results of the 2015 League are here!

  1. Nylon:

 

Blademasters League Score Table – NYLON
Name no of bouts Wins Looses Double Deaths Points total
Mattia 26 18 6 2 223
Andrew 25 19 4 2 208
George 26 14 9 3 200
Michael N. 26 9 15 2 194
Eduardo 21 7 10 4 136
Christine 17 5 11 1 109
Brian M. 13 6 6 1 102
Melanie 9 1 7 1 61
Joe 9 3 5 1 61
Paul 6 3 1 2 35
Dermot 7 2 2 3 34
John M. 6 1 3 2 31
Kuba 3 1 2 0 23
Elliot 5 1 2 2 22
Michael M. 4 0 4 0 20
Daniel 3 0 2 1 13

Mattia is officially the winner of the Nylon Category with myself and George on 2nd and 3rd place!

 

2. Steel

 

Blademasters League Score Table – STEEL
Name no of bouts Wins Looses Double Deaths Points total
Andrew 28 22 4 2 246
Mattia 32 13 14 5 215
Rob 23 15 3 4 177
Michael 18 7 10 1 129
Christine 18 5 11 2 125
George 14 6 4 0 110
Paul 15 7 6 2 104
Brian M. 9 7 2 0 83
Eduardo 16 3 8 4 76
Joe 8 0 7 1 42
John M. 6 2 3 1 41
Dermot 7 0 6 1 38

I’m the winner in Steel category with Mattia and Rob on 2nd and 3rd place.

Well done to all!

I’ll have some gifts for the winners on Sunday’s class so be there! 🙂

As already announced we’ll be changing formula for the 2016 League with different ruleset but I’ll make a detailed post about that later.

Cork Blademasters Gift Voucher

Ho Ho Ho!

It’s still not too late for your Christmas Presents!

Our Free Class Gift Voucher is an elegant way of inviting someone special into the world of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)!

CB_voucher

You can purchase them directly during the class or buy them online via our shop:

http://corkblademasters.com/store/#!/Free-Class-Gift-Voucher-10-Euro/p/58289201/category=0

 

And moreover, the exercising of weapons puts away aches, griefs, and diseases, it increases strength, and sharpens the wits. It gives a perfect judgement, it expels melancholy, choleric and evil conceits, it keeps a man in breath, perfect health, and long life. It is unto him that has the perfection thereof, a most friendly and comfortable companion when he is alone, having but only his weapon about him. It puts him out of fear, & in the wars and places of most danger, it makes him bold, hardy and valiant.” 

George Silver, Paradoxes of Defence, 1599

German Longsword Course 10/10 – Sun 13/12/2015

Hi All,

The final class of our German Longsword Course is taking place tonight!

Lesson 10/10: Exam – Longsword Flourish

Time: 8:30 PM!

Location: Little Island Sport Complex

Check Classes section for more details,

All welcome!