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 …

The English Sidesword Open 2020

December is synonymous with Christmas, January with New Year, and February brings us the English Sidesword Open! Having established itself as a leading event in the sidesword discipline, the English Sidesword Open (ESO) brings together some of the world’s foremost experts, combining more than ten hours of workshops and lectures with multiple competitive tournament categories …

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 …