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.
Should we abandon the historical sources and teach whatever works in sparring?
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.
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.
Happy 2018, here is the very first post of the year!
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!
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…
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.