The Galway HEMA Open: A Review

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


Thoughts on ‘style’ and how to get the most out of 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.

Blademasters’ Cup 2017: A review

This weekend was the first leg of the IHFL 2017 season, held in Cork by the Blademasters. There were three pools of six fighters, meaning five bouts each and then a single elimination round for the eight highest scorers across all the pools. This meant that win/loss within your own pool didn't matter but the … Continue reading Blademasters’ Cup 2017: A review