Now I have everything I need to learn me some sidesword: a suitable sword, a treatise to work from and adequately puffy leg wear. Here are my initial thoughts.
A rapid look over the first few weeks of my beginner's class.
Today's post looks at the potential pitfalls and benefits of one of our favourite training tools: Sparring.
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…
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.
Teaching isn't just going to benefit the student. I look at what you might learn as you pass on your skills.
A look at the competitions from last weekend's event.
A overview of the excellent Féile na Gaiscígh 2017; held in Dublin last weekend.
Sparring groups as opposed to a formal class can offer a range of alternative flexible learning opportunities.