Now I have everything I need to learn me some sidesword: a suitable sword, a treatise to work from and adequately puffy leg wear. Here are my initial thoughts.
I have been flip-flopping in my opinions regarding competitive events. This blog started out as a way to report on the IHFL and how I performed at the various legs, but I have come to realise that purely competitive fencing can have some negative consequences for the 'quality' of my fencing and also my enjoyment … Continue reading Pros and Cons of competition.
Should we abandon the historical sources and teach whatever works in sparring?
Spring has sprung and Summer is upon us. Here's a roundup of what the Wrathful Peasants have been up to.
A rapid look over the first few weeks of my beginner's class.
My review of the Feile na Gaiscigh 2018!
A bit of a rant this week, normal programming will return shortly...
Today's post looks at the potential pitfalls and benefits of one of our favourite training tools: Sparring.
A run down of the Quickening 2017, a mighty event in the countryside, warming us up after Christmas and getting back into the HEMA swing.
A look ahead at the Quickening, this weeks event out here in Feakle.