This coming Sunday (the 26th) Auckland Sword and Shield will be running a master class on Longsword. Ben Halliwell, our resident Longsword expert, will be will teaching the class.
Due to the club’s rapidly growing size the class we will struggle to have enough longswords for everyone. If you have your own longsword – steel or synthetic please bring it along and also suitable protective gear.
If we don’t have enough longswords for everyone we will also offer the standard HEMA-1 class and also a special Italian sidesword class.
Check out the video below to see what longsword fighting is like. The clip is from the finals of Swordfish 2014.
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.