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
Well the week has been pretty slow on the HEMA front really, I have been slightly ill. Too ill to do any training anyway. Needless to say I'm not very happy with the situation, I've got the last leg of the IHFL coming up and I'm feeling a bit rusty. I hope that two evenings … Continue reading How NOT to keep you Fencing Jacket dry and other musings…
A slightly more detailed review than I can usually manage...
Teaching isn't just going to benefit the student. I look at what you might learn as you pass on your skills.
A swift round up before the IHFL continues this weekend.
A round up of the last week and a quick look at mental preparation for competition.
Just before the Blademasters Cup a couple of weeks ago I started making a new Pell to train with. The pell is basically an upright pole that I can step around and make strikes against. I particularly wanted to train quick sequences of strikes as some of my opponents have managed get success with such … Continue reading My new training Partner
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
IHFL 2017 is Starting soon!