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Open Day with Cork Blademasters!

We’re happy to invite all interested in HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) to come and join our OPEN DAY this Monday 24th of Sept 2018 at 8PM in Mahon Community Centre!

This taster class is a part of larger initiative by Hema Ireland to promote HEMA across the island so each HEMA Ireland affiliated club will organize a free taster class in September this year!

You can find more info about this event on our website:

Open Days

For people who are already interested in joining we do offer a 10 weeks German Longsword Course starting Monday week on 1st of Oct 2018. Please check the following pages for more info:

Recruitment Page >>> here <<<

German Longsword Course Page >>> here <<<

Check it out!

The Horned Crown 2018 Review

The Horned Crown – Third Leg of the Irish Historical Fencing League  (IHFL) took place on Sat 1st of Sept 2018 in Wexford, hosted by Goats Head Historical Fencing!

First, we’d like to congratulate all winners of the 3rd leg of IHFL:

  • Jack Gassman (Goats Head Historical Fencing) – Gold
  • Sam Gassman (Goats Head Historical Fencing) – Silver
  • Brian Moloney (Cork Blademasters) – Bronze

Technical Prize: Jack Gassman (Goats Head Historical Fencing)

Best Newcomer Prize: Karl Sassenberg (Cork Blademasters)

You can check more photos from the event on the IHFL Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/IHFL1/photos/?tab=album&album_id=519082618519709

Videos from eliminations phase are now available on our official YouTube Channel:

Big Thanks to our League sponsors who funded awesome prizes for the winners of the event:

– The Knight Shop International Ltd and their HEMA focused website: www.thehemashop.com

– Black Horse Blades – website: www.blackhorseblades.com

– SPES Historical Fencing Gear – website: http://histfenc.com/    

– Sparring Gloves – website: http://sparringglove.com/en_US/

– Balefire Blades

– PBT Historical Fencing – website: http://pbthistoricalfencing.com/

– Aureus Swords – website: https://aureusswords.com/

– Halfswording – website: https://www.halfswording.com/

Blademasters Cup 2018 Prize List:

1st place: Gold Medal, Pair of Sparing Gloves, 50 EUR PBT voucher, 50 GBP Hema Shop voucher, 15% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 30 EUR Halfswording.com voucher

2nd place: Silver Medal, 50 GBP HEMA Shop voucher, 12.5% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 20 EUR Halfswording.com voucher

3rd place: Bronze Medal, 10% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 15 EUR Halfswording.com voucher

Newbie Prize – prize for the highest scoring tournament newbie (for people who are starting their first tournament with us): SPES Gear

Technical Prize – Custom Feder made by Balefire Blades!

Results of the tournament have been submitted to HEMA Ratings Website and the Irish Historical Fencing League 2018 Results can be seen on the HEMA Ireland Website.

It was an intense tournament with an experimental ruleset (highly weighed targets and the ability to chain attacks)  which forced us to adapt our tactics during the fight but it was well worth it as four Blademasters went into the eliminations bringing home one Bronze medal won by Brian in an exciting match against Joe!

4th and the last Leg of the IHFL will take place in Galway on the 17th of November 2018!

 

Training Schedule – September 2018

September 2018 Schedule:

Sun 02/09/2018 – Longsword Training
Mon 03/09/2018 – German Longsword Course 7/10
Wed 05/09/2018 – Longsword Training
Thu 06/09/2018 – Sabre Training
Sat 08/09/2018 – Military Sabre Seminar
Sun 09/09/2018 – Sabre Training
Mon 10/09/2018 – German Longsword Course 8/10
Wed 12/09/2018 – German Longsword Course 9/10
Thu 13/09/2018 – Ringen Training
Sun 16/09/2018 – Longsword Training
Mon 17/09/2018 – German Longsword Course 10/10
Wed 19/09/2018 – Sidesword & Dagger Training
Thu 20/09/2018 – Coached Sparring: Longsword
Sun 23/09/2018 – Longsword Training
Mon 24/09/2018 – Open Day: Longsword
Wed 26/09/2018 – Coached Sparring: Sabre
Thu 27/09/2018 – Sabre Training
Sat 29/09/2018 – Synthetic Sabre Tournament
Sun 30/09/2018 – Fight Night: Blademasters League

Or click here to see our Schedule Page (bookmark it!)

Training Schedule – August 2018

August 2018 Schedule:

Wed 01/08/2018 – Sabre Training
Thu 02/08/2018 – Ringen Training
Sun 05/08/2018 – Sidesword & Dagger Training
Mon 06/08/2018 – ***Training Cancelled***
Wed 08/08/2018 – Sabre Training
Thu 09/08/2018 – Sabre Training
Sat 11/08/2018 – Cork City Military Show
Sun 12/08/2018 – Cork City Military Show
Sun 12/08/2018 – Knife Training
Mon 13/08/2018 – German Longsword Course 4/10
Wed 15/08/2018 – Coached Sparring: Longsword
Thu 16/08/2018 – Longsword Training
Sun 19/08/2018 – Longsword Training
Mon 20/08/2018 – German Longsword Course 5/10
Wed 22/08/2018 – Fight Night: Blademasters League
Thu 23/08/2018 – Longsword Training
Sun 26/08/2018 – Longsword Training
Mon 27/08/2018 – German Longsword Course 6/10
Wed 29/08/2018 – Longsword Training
Thu 30/08/2018 – Longsword Training

Or click here to see our Schedule Page (bookmark it!)

Clash of the Towers 2018 Review

On the 14th of July 2018 Cork Blademasters have participated in the 2nd leg of the Irish Historical Fencing League 2018: Clash of the Towers – Open Steel Longsword Tournament hosted by Dublin Hema Club.

We’re happy to announce the results and congratulate to the winners of the 2nd leg of IHFL:

  • Sam Gassman (Artes Certaminis) – Gold
  • Andrzej Rozycki (Cork Blademasters) – Silver
  • Joseph Hooton (Cork Blademasters) – Bronze

Technical Prize: Andrzej Rozycki (Cork Blademasters)

Best Newbie Prize: Aaron Meehan (Medieval Combat Group)

You can check the more photos from the event on the IHFL Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/IHFL1/photos/?tab=album&album_id=479144705846834

https://www.facebook.com/pg/IHFL1/photos/?tab=album&album_id=476166526144652

Videos from eliminations phase are available on our official YouTube Channel:

Big Thanks to our League sponsors who funded awesome prizes for the winners of the event:

– The Knight Shop International Ltd and their HEMA focused website: www.thehemashop.com

– Black Horse Blades – website: www.blackhorseblades.com

– SPES Historical Fencing Gear – website: http://histfenc.com/    

– Sparring Gloves – website: http://sparringglove.com/en_US/

– Balefire Blades

– PBT Historical Fencing – website: http://pbthistoricalfencing.com/

– Aureus Swords – website: https://aureusswords.com/

– Halfswording – website: https://www.halfswording.com/

Blademasters Cup 2018 Prize List:

1st place: Gold Medal, Pair of Sparing Gloves, 50 EUR PBT voucher, 50 GBP Hema Shop voucher, 15% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 30 EUR Halfswording.com voucher

2nd place: Silver Medal, 50 GBP HEMA Shop voucher, 12.5% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 20 EUR Halfswording.com voucher

3rd place: Bronze Medal, 10% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 15 EUR Halfswording.com voucher

Newbie Prize – prize for the highest scoring tournament newbie (for people who are starting their first tournament with us): SPES Gear

Technical Prize – free entry for the next IHFL tournament!

Results of the tournament have been submitted to HEMA Ratings Website and the Irish Historical Fencing League 2018 Results can be seen on the HEMA Ireland Website.

2nd leg of the IHFL ran very smoothly thanks to perfect organization by the crew from Dublin Hema Club, we had a few tournament newbies who fenced very well even against League veteran’s so big congratulations to them for standing on their own!

From my own perspective it seems that the overall level of fencing has improved compared to last year’s tournaments so the IHFL goal has been reached! We are producing more new fencers and increasing quality of our fencing year after year!

3rd Leg of the IHFL will take place in Wexford on the 1st of September 2018 so let’s get ready!

July 2018 Training Schedule

July 2018 Schedule:

Sun 01/07/2018 – Longsword Training
Mon 02/07/2018 – German Longsword Course 9/10
Wed 04/07/2018 – Longsword Training
Thu 05/07/2018 – Longsword Training
Sun 08/07/2018 – Longsword Training
Mon 09/07/2018 – German Longsword Course 10/10
Wed 11/07/2018 – Longsword Training
Thu 12/07/2018 – Ringen Training
Sun 15/07/2018 – Coached Sparring: Longsword
Mon 16/07/2018 – German Longsword Course 1/10
Wed 18/07/2018 – Sidesword Training
Thu 19/07/2018 – Sabre Training
Sun 22/07/2018 – Sabre Training
Mon 23/07/2018 – German Longsword Course 2/10
Wed 25/07/2018 – Coached sparring: Sabre
Thu 26/07/2018 – Sabre Training
Sat 28/07/2018 – HEMA Ireland Sparring Meetup
Sun 29/07/2018 – Fight Night: Blademasters League
Mon 30/07/2018 – German Longsword Course 3/10

Or click here to see our Schedule Page (bookmark it!)

Blademasters Cup 2018 Review

Blademasters Cup – Cork Leg of the Irish Historical Fencing League for 2018 is now over and we’re already preparing for the Dublin Leg in July!

Congratulations to the winners (all from Cork Blademasters): Brian Moloney who took gold, Andrzej Rozycki silver and Joseph Hooton who took bronze and the technical prize! Tournament Newbie Award went to Nuno Valverde!

 

You can check the full photo album from the event on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CorkBlademasters/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2170057566342850

Big Thanks to our League sponsors who funded awesome prizes for the winners of the event:

– The Knight Shop International Ltd and their HEMA focused website: www.thehemashop.com

– Black Horse Blades – website: www.blackhorseblades.com

– SPES Historical Fencing Gear – website: http://histfenc.com/    

– Sparring Gloves – website: http://sparringglove.com/en_US/

– Balefire Blades

– PBT Historical Fencing – website: http://pbthistoricalfencing.com/

– Aureus Swords – website: https://aureusswords.com/

– Halfswording – website: https://www.halfswording.com/

Blademasters Cup 2018 Prize List:

1st place: Blademasters Cup, Gold Medal, Pair of Sparing Gloves, 50 EUR PBT voucher, 50 GBP Hema Shop voucher, 15% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 30 EUR Halfswording.com voucher

2nd place: Silver Medal, 50 GBP HEMA Shop voucher, 12.5% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 20 EUR Halfswording.com voucher

3rd place: Bronze Medal, 10% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 15 EUR Halfswording.com voucher

Newbie Prize – prize for the highest scoring tournament newbie (for people who are starting their first tournament with us): SPES Gear

Technical Prize – free entry for the next IHFL tournament!

Results of the tournament have been submitted to HEMA Ratings Website and the Irish Historical Fencing League 2018 Results can be seen on the HEMA Ireland Website.

On a more personal note i’d like to say that the Survivability Rules introduced from 2018 in all Cork Blademasters tournaments have produced some excellent fencing and we are very happy with replacing an outdated concept of right-of-way/afterblow in the favor of more martial and realistic approach.

Blademasters Cup 2018 tomorrow!

Ladies & Gentlemen!

With great pleasure I’d like to invite everyone to come and watch Blademasters Cup 2018 – Open Steel Longsword Tournament and the first leg of the Irish Historical Fencing League 2018!

Let’s celebrate Historical European Martial Arts together tomorrow! Our event will take place at Little Island Sports Centre, Cork from 11am onwards and all spectactors are welcome!

Check out our event page for more info:

https://corkblademasters.com/blademasters-cup-2018/

 

Blademasters League 2017 – Final Results

Hello All!

Below are the up to date results of our 2017 Blademasters League:

Blademasters League Score Table – STEEL
Name no of Bouts Wins Losses Draws Points total
Michael N 44 29 14 1 544
Joe H 46 30 15 1 430
Andrzej R 39 20 17 2 416
Rob L 35 15 16 4 264
Martin B 30 15 12 3 261
Brian M 21 18 3 0 224
Simon H 26 12 13 1 184
Riley L 23 10 12 1 170
Callum O’C 18 8 9 1 149
Maithiu M 12 3 9 0 71
Chris B 7 3 4 0 70
Grzegorz K 9 4 5 0 60
Mattia B 9 4 5 0 55
Edu M 10 1 7 2 42
George T 5 2 3 0 41
Peter M 10 0 10 0 41
Brian L 8 0 8 0 36
Paul D 4 2 2 0 32
Elliott M 4 2 2 0 30
Daniel O’D 4 1 3 0 20
James E 4 0 4 0 17

 

Congratulations to Michael Nolan – Champion of Blademasters League from 2016 who successfully defended his title in 2017 becoming an overall League winner for 2 years in a row!

Michael has also achieved a third place in 2017 IHFL (Irish Historical Fencing League, you can see this year’s IHFL results >>here<<) despite fighting in only 3 out of 4 IHFL tournaments.

As a winner of our internal club League he will receive a free entry ticket to next year’s Feile na Gaiscigh 2018. Well done!

All videos of our 2017 Blademasters League are available below:

 

Féile na Gaiscígh 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!