Welcome back after the summer of 2019, normal service resumes...?
This weekend was the 2019 Bladeworks run by the Medieval Combat Group. I was there and had a thoroughly good time, let me tell you about it... The event was held in an old garden centre that had been converted into an indoor archery range, boxing club and tabletop wargaming venue (the latter two available … Continue reading Bladeworks 2019: A Review
One of my plans for 2019 was to attend at least on of the four IHFL events. I didn't want to wait until later in the year so I dived into the second leg The Clash of The Towers, run by Dublin HEMA this weekend. This is my review of the event. The weather was … Continue reading Clash of the Towers 2019: A Review
Starting to learn a new style, Sidesword.
Spring is the start of the year. Up here, on the margins of Europe, afloat on the choppy North Atlantic January 1st has little meaning in terms of planning and achieving things. I spent the last couple of months this winter wondering if the tin roof of the cabin I live in would get ripped … Continue reading Plans for 2019
What do we want from HEMA and how do we get it?
Dealing with disillusionment. I .take a reflexive look at getting jaded and getting over it
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 round up of the last week and a quick look at mental preparation for competition.