Category Archives: Events

Kumeu Militaria Show

Auckland Sword and Shield was an exhibitor at the recent Kumeu Militaria Show. We put on a number of displays throughout the day – including training sessions, test cutting, and demonstration fights. Here are some photos of a group fighting session later in the day.

Taupo Medieval Faire

Members of the club in action in at the Taupo Medieval Faire 2015.

Master Class – George Silver Grips

This coming Sunday (the 15th) Auckland Sword and Shield will be running a master class on George Silver, specifically looking at various techniques for using the off hand for grappling. Kimble Vowless will be will teaching the class – he has around 20 years experience in HEMA and his knowledge of the Silver fighting style is arguably second to none within the club.

Anyone is welcome to come along – including people members of the public wanting to give swordplay a go.

This class doesn’t happen often (around once per year). If you miss out now it’s a long wait till the next one…

Check out the video below for a taster. The grip techniques start at around 3 minutes into the video.




Steve Hodgson Memorial Tournament 2014 Results

The Steve Hodgson Memorial Tournament was well attended and we had a number of entries from outside the club as well as a large contingent of spectators. The format/rules were generally well received and Auckland Sword and Shield look forward to hosting the event next year and we will be doing our best to make it better still.

Thank you to all the local clubs and also the few international visitors who came along and participated. Thank you also to our volunteers (marshals, referees, and general helpers) who made the event possible.

The results are:

Overall Champion

Michael (Big Mac) Scott – Auckland Sword and Shield

Single Sword Champion

Michael (Big Mac) Scott – Auckland Sword and Shield

Rapier Champion

Roger Kay – Auckland Sword and Shield

Longsword Champion

Liam – Argent Lords

Photos coming soon!

Steve Hodgson Tournament Announced

Time to sharpen your sparring skills. The Steve Hodgson Tournament is coming on the 9th of August! After the tournament there will be a feast on the same night. For more details click here.