Busy weekend in HEMA, classes and competitons on all over the place.

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!

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Winter is Coming: time for a League Roundup​ and a dated TV reference…

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…

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

How NOT to keep you Fencing Jacket dry and other musings…

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…

Keeping the Club Fresh and not Sulking.​

Well, it has been literally weeks since I last made a blog post. I am annoyed with myself for leaving it so long but I have just not managed to find the time now that I’ve got a job. I will endeavour to find the time and keep the Wrathful Peasant blog rolling! In truth, … Continue reading Keeping the Club Fresh and not Sulking.​

Talking about Swords and a few thoughts on Armoured Fighting.

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.

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.