Coming events 2018 – HEMA

Catling and Pritchard, rapier and dagger sparringAs the season for Historical European Martial Arts gets into full swing, here’s a list of some of the forthcoming events we’ll be attending. We have some local events for study classes and demonstrations, with some further events around the country.

Sunday 20th May: Bluebell Sunday – open day Okehampton Castle
One of our ‘home’ events, we are hoping to take plenty of historical kit for display, put on some HEMA demonstrations and take the plastic fencing kit for the kids.

Sunday July 22nd: Sporting Sunday
The closing event of the Okehampton Sports and fitness festival, we expect to be there with more demonstrations and junior sports fencing.

Fri-Sun 13th-15th July: Swords and Cider
Beech Hill Community, Beech Hill, Nr. Crediton, Devon EX17 6RF
Organised by our friends at Iron Door Collective from Exeter, another local event out in the Devon countryside.

HEMA events, classes, training

Saturday 5th May: Spring Swords HEMA
Wilfred Noyce Community Centre, Godalming, GU7 1DY
One afternoon, six HEMA workshops, two hours of freeplay and dinner.

Fri-Sun 25th-27th May: May Melee HEMA
The cricket ground, newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1BN
Virtus Swordschool’s annual event with classes, competition and good fun.

Sat-Sun 21 July–22 July: QuadroHEMiA 5: Three Years On!
Strike-Zone, Lincoln
Hosted by Wolfshead Western Martial Arts, with participation of some of the top HEMA groups around the country.

17th-19th August: Fightcamp 2018 HEMA
The Grange, Frog Lane, Coventry, CV7 7FP.
The premier HEMA event of the year with a full lineup of instructors and competitors from around the world.

7th-8th October: Smallsword Symposium
Academy Sports Centre, 10 Arboretum Road, EH3 5PL Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Europe’s, if not the world’s, largest gathering of fencers dedicated to the practice and study of the smallsword, hosted by Black Boar Swordsmanship School. We may not get to this, what with it being in Edinburgh and us being in West Devon.