Category Archives: Grading

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