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.
My review of the Feile na Gaiscigh 2018!
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.
The IHFL is done for 2017. The last event has been reviewed, the results are all in and the winner has been announced. Now it’s time for what we have all been waiting for, a roundup of the year. I’ll be comparing all four events and what it was like to fence in each one. … Continue reading Winter is Coming: time for a League Roundup and a dated TV reference…
Saturday was the last event of the 2017 IHFL the Galway HEMA Open. I have attended every event in the season this year and I have been looking forward to this event for a few weeks. A chance to fence, learn something, to catch up with other League heads and hopefully to have a good … Continue reading The Galway HEMA Open: A Review
A slightly more detailed review than I can usually manage...
Keeping focussed can do wonders for your fencing, here's how I try to manage it...
After a major event like the Féile na Gaiscígh I seem to be experiencing an energetic lull. The next event I am involved is in a couple of weeks so it's back to training as normal. To keep pace with my less than hectic HEMA schedule this will be a less than hectic post. As I … Continue reading Thoughts on ‘style’ and how to get the most out of it.
A look at the competitions from last weekend's event.