The Memorial Tournament was our largest yet (45 competitors) and we had great participation from 7 HEMA clubs from Whangarei all the way to Christchurch. Within Auckland Sword and Shield we consider this tournament to be our best yet and it would not have been half as good without the skills and enthusiasm that were on display during the day. We look forward to seeing you all back next year.
The tournament was fought over 6 sections with a trophy awarded to the overall winner:
Here are some of the best photos from the Steve Hodgson Memorial tournament. Many thanks to all who participated and helped out. A big thanks goes to Ian Neilson who did a great job with the filming and photography. There are over 600 photos and if you want see all of them head on over to Ian’s web gallery.
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.