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 look ahead at the Quickening, this weeks event out here in Feakle.
My review of this weekend's Tempest event here in East Clare. We can't all get to Swordfish but we can all enjoy a little bit of Longsword!
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…
One of the things I like to do, apart from sword fighting is... talk about sword fighting. My wife has heard too much by this stage and I sometimes have to find an alternative outlet. This weekend The Wrathful Peasants joined the ISHC at the Loughrea Medieval Festival event and I got to indulge my … Continue reading Talking about Swords and a few thoughts on Armoured Fighting.
Teaching isn't just going to benefit the student. I look at what you might learn as you pass on your skills.