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Summer Tournament wash-up – change of date & venue

Firstly, thanks to everyone who participated, helped organise, helped out, or just plain turned up to the Summer Tournament. It was a successful event, with Sword and Shield surprisingly overtaking Longsword as the most popular competition!

The Tournament de-brief meeting will now be held at the Meola Rd scout hall this coming Thu, 21 Feb. All comers are welcome – your feedback will make next Tournament greater still!

The committee meeting will be held on a separate evening, either Tue 26th or Thu 28th Feb – watch FB for confirmed date, time & location (or ask your friendly committee members). Club members are welcome to attend; if you wish to bring up any club business for the committee meeting, please let the Secretary know beforehand (

Also, if anyone took any photos that we could put up on our website, feel free to get in touch…

Registration for AS&S Summer Tournament

The inaugural Auckland Sword and Shield Society Summer Tournament is only two weeks away! You really need to pre-register if you want to compete – see attached forms for registration and rules!



Once completed, send your forms to:                                                            

and pay your $5 entry fee to:

Auckland Sword and Shield Society                      38-9017-0033299-00                                                                                                  Using your name as reference please

Note that registering on the day is likely to be only as the organisers are available prior to the tournament starting – which is highly unlikely.

See you all in two weeks!

Important Notice about HEMA-1 Training

To our current and future HEMA-ists;

HEMA-1 training will now be run as block courses, with set start dates. Each block will run for eight weeks, with the intention to hold gradings on the ninth week, should the students be prepared. Usually the next HEMA-1 block will begin on the tenth week.

The main reason for this, is to give HEMA-1 students the attention, learning and progress they deserve, and helps the instructors plan and deliver more structured lessons (which helps the students leanr and progress better too!).

The next HEMA-1 block will begin 17th March. Check out the event on Facebook, or inquire through the Auckland Sword and Shield website.

If you have any questions about this new style of training, do not hesitate to speak to the instructors in person, or inquire directly through the Auckland Sword and Shield website.

Best regards, Your Committee.

Happy Christmas!

It’s finally the end of the year, and Summer’s… here?

As much as we love Christmas time, it sadly heralds the end of the training year also. So, some important things to note:

Sat 15 Dec is the End of Year Social. Catch up with your fellow swords-persons over a couple fights, sausages and beers*! Meet us at the Meola Rd Scout Hall, Westmere, any time between 1pm and 8pm.

*Some sausages and beer will be provided. All post-beer bashings will be with be conducted with foam weapons.

Sun 16 Dec is our final training day for the year. It will commence with a HEMA-1 grading and end with FUN! Come help out and hang out!

Official training will recommence Sun 13 Jan with HEMA-2 Small Sword.

Have a great Christmas, stay safe and see you all at the End of Year Social