There was no post last week as all the things seemed to be happening all at once, work, home and everything else as well. I'm really pleased that there has been a lot of discussion around the subject of my last post. The Irish HEMA scene does seem serious about making tournaments safer, reducing injuries … Continue reading SportyHEMA vs The Art – My take on a divisive issue.
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
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.
A run down of the Quickening 2017, a mighty event in the countryside, warming us up after Christmas and getting back into the HEMA swing.
A look ahead at the Quickening, this weeks event out here in Feakle.
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