Wessex League Tournament Series – Oxford leg

This weekend Tempus Fugitives participated in the third leg of the Wessex League Tournament Series in Oxford, successfully maintaining its lead in the Sword & Buckler category. Stefano Conese again took medals in multiple categories, and is in current first place for league champion in Sword & Buckler; closely followed by Matthew Holden Williams, also …

Swords of Winter

Invited to the ‘Swords of Winter’ teaching event in Godalming, our own Maria Makarova taught an intensive workshop on the use of the Zwerchau, one of ‘master strikes’ in the Liechtenauer longsword tradition. Starting with the basics of Zwerchau body mechanics and using it to counter strikes from above, then continuing with drills demonstrating the …

Measuring Marozzo’s Segno del Passegiare

First depicted in Achille Marozzo’s seminal work ‘Opera Nova dell’Arte delle arme’ (1536), the correct measurements of Marozzo’s ‘Segno del Passegiare’ (a footwork diagram designed to help students develop their movements in a series of drills) is one of those questions in HEMA that everyone answers differently. In this article we shall look at one …

7th Belgian Buckler Quarterly

This week our instructor Jay Maxwell has returned from The Belgian Buckler Quarterly, where he taught back-to-back classes on the intricate Bolognese system of sword and small buckler and showcased various pieces of HEMA protective equipment designed by Tempus Fugitives. Special thanks to: Sean Wauters for inviting Tempus Fugitives to teach and for the fascinating …

Alexander Makarov takes Gold (again…)

From the 27th – 28th of July, Tempus Fugitives was represented at the 2019 Albion Cup by our instructor Alexander Makarov. The Albion Cup is the UK’s largest annual multi-discipline tournament event, attracting participants from all around the world, including competitors from Norway, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland and the US. Held at Bisham …