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  1. Scott Brown is offline

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    Fechtschule America 2013! March 15-17th!

    FECHTSCHULE AMERICA 2013!!!

    The Western Martial Arts Coalition and The Historical European Martial Arts Alliance proudly invite you to the 4th annual FECHTSCHULE AMERICA!!! Please join us March 15th -17th, 2013 in Houston, Texas for North America’s premier educational and competitive WMA / HEMA event.

    As has become the Fechtschule America custom, instructors from all over the world will be descending upon Houston to provide workshops, lectures, and presentations on a wide variety of WMA / HEMA related topics. In attendance will be some of your favorite world class instructors as well as some new-to-Fechtschule-America faces.

    THE HAMMERTERTZ FORUM OPEN INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS!!!


    Fechtschule America is home to North America’s largest and most prestigious WMA / HEMA specific international open longsword tournament. This year the competition is expected to be even greater than ever so be sure to register early and reserve your place!

    In recent years Fechtschule America has spearheaded the revival of several historical tournament formats and we plan to continue that fine tradition. In 2013 we will once again hold both the Invitational Franco-Belgian Rules Longsword Tournament as well as our much-lauded Open International Longsword Tournament. However, it doesn't end there! We'll also be hosting a sword and buckler tournament, a women's longsword tournament and we're working hard to also host dagger, cutting, and armoured poleaxe tournaments. Stay tuned for more details in the near future.

    Discounted hotel rates (w/free hot breakfast buffet!) and free airport and event-facility transportation (to the first 75 registrants) to and from the airports will, once again, be offered by your local hosts, Schwert am Schwert. In this tough economy no other event goes the extra mile to make your WMA / HEMA experience the absolute best. This is why we are bringing back our unprecedented early registration fee of $175.00 USD for those registering before February 1st, 2013! Be sure to register early and take advantage of this great offer.

    Registration is now open and we’ll be posting an updated schedule and instructor list in the next few days. Be sure to check the website often to see this year’s fantastic lineup.
    http://www.fechtschuleamerica.com/

    We’ll see you in Houston!

    The Western Martial Arts Coalition
    The Historical European Martial Arts Alliance
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    Posted On:
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    Itching for the latest Fechtschule America news? You are in luck, here’s our biggest update ever!


    ITEM- Major updates to the website have been added. Too many to politely list in a forum announcement so get educated first-hand at http://www.fechtschuleamerica.com!

    ITEM- In addition to the wide variety of courses offered by many tried-and-true veterans, a number of new instructors have joined the Fechtschule America excitement with class topics varying from introductory to niche/specialist! A ton of not-to-be-missed action for the serious WMA / HEMA devotee!

    ITEM- The best hotel deal in WMA / HEMA events has been confirmed again with additional surprises forthcoming! Book your rooms before they sell out!

    ITEM- Sponsorship for Fechtschule America breaks records! We cannot thank our numerous sponsors enough for their support. Their generous support means more prizes and value added beyond all expectations! We send a special “Thank You” to them and ask you to support them as they support us, regardless of whether or not you make it to Fechtschule America this year.

    Purpleheart Armory
    Absolute Force
    Albion Swords
    Arms and Armor
    Sparring Gloves
    MBlades
    PBTHistorical
    SPES
    Brookhollow Sheraton

    ITEM- No, seriously, the sponsorship is out of control this year! See the website for the current list of prizes and sponsored items. We are still in discussions with several other sponsors so don’t be surprised if the list grows!

    ITEM- “Spotlight on WMA / HEMA” has become a behind-the-scenes motto and speaks to the notion of yearly highlights to encourage and support various aspects of the WMA / HEMA communities. This year’s spotlight is “Recognizing our Patrons! A salute to the Researchers” in which we have added more lectures focusing on research aspects than ever before. (We also have a few treats in the works for our research heroes but we’re keeping those a surprise from them until it’s too late!)

    ITEM- In a surprising turn of events the ladies have spoken and we are listening. By popular demand, the Hammertertz Forum Open International Women’s Tournament has been cancelled AT THE REQUEST OF THE LADIES! All competitors will participate in the various Open Tournaments equally.

    ITEM- The Armoured Open Poleaxe Tournament is still undecided but should be in the next week or so. Same goes for the Cutting Tournament, but things are looking pretty positive.

    ITEM- The rules for the Hammertertz Forum Open International Longsword Tournament will be posted shortly. For those wanting to get a head start on training for them they will be based on Manciolino’s rules from his 1531 Opera Nova so dust off your copy and get cracking!


    Early registration closes in just a few days so reserve your slot and save now!


    See you in Houston!
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    Posted On:
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    Fechtschule America is less than a month away so time for the latest updates!

    Tournaments-

    -Sadly, due to too few participant's we are cancelling the armoured tournament this year. However, we are still working on trying to get these rare but important martial artists a little attention.

    -After careful polling of the ladies attending Fechtschule America we are happy to announce that the Hammertertz Forum Women's Open Longsword Tournament is back on the schedule! A majority of votes made the desire for this tournament abundantly clear so North America's first HEMA-specific women's longsword tournament will take place at Fechtschule America!

    -The rules for the Hammertertz Forum Open International Longsword Tournament and Women's Open Longsword have been posted. This year's rules are based on Antonio Manciolino's 1531 comments on salle fencing and are intended to begin the process of better understanding the historical martial practices that developed the martial artists using these arts.


    We are LIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

    -Thanks to the herculean efforts of Paul Ilardi, John O'Connor, and the rest of the crew at Forte Productions, we are extremely happy to announce that this year Fechtschule America will broadcast live via the Internet the finals of the Open Longsword, Women's Longsword, Dagger, and Franco-Belgian Longsword Tournaments. This broadcast will include a number of surprise guests, commentary, and possibly a few other bonus events. To watch the live broadcast please go to http://www.justin.tv/fechtschuleamerica at 4 PM (CST) on Saturday, March 16th!

    -Sponsors interested in promoting during the live broadcast are encouraged to contact info@fechtschuleamerica.com to discuss possibilities.


    More announcements will be forthcoming. Registration to Fechtschule America is still open so register today and be a part of the action!
    http://www.fechtschuleamerica.com

    See you in Houston!
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    Posted On:
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    We would like to thank all the great attendees of Fechtschule America 2013 for making this year the best event yet! It is the spirit of camaraderie and the ongoing hunt to better understand the historical martial arts that makes Fechtschule America the success that it has become and we salute you!

    This year we added a special recognition category, 'Technical Display,' voted and decided by a jury of peers culled from judges throughout the tournaments. Please join us in recognizing their exciting and challenging displays of martial arts. Without further preamble we now present the official winners of the Hammertertz Forum Invitational and Open International Tournaments.

    TECHNICAL DISPLAY WINNERS:

    Invitational Franco-Belgian Longsword- Dustin Reagan
    Open Longword- Jeff Tsay
    Open Sword and Buckler- Dustin Reagan
    Open Women's- Kristine Konsmo
    Open Dagger- Keith Cotter-Reilly

    OFFICIAL WINNERS:

    Invitational Franco-Belgian Longsword-


    KING- Sam Street, Schwert am Schwert-Houston
    2nd- Dustin Reagan, Redlands Fencing Center
    3rd- Jeff Tsay, Forte Swordplay
    4th- Dennis Ljungqvist, Kungshamns Historiska Fäktskola

    Open Longsword-

    1st- Dennis Ljungqvist, Kungshamns Historiska Fäktskola
    2nd- Axel Pettersson, Göteborgs Historiska Fäktskola
    3rd- Jake Norwood, Maryland Kunst des Fechtens
    4th- Jeff Tsay, Forte Swordplay

    Open Sword and Buckler-

    1st- Axel Pettersson, Göteborgs Historiska Fäktskola
    2nd- Dustin Reagan, Redlands Fencing Center
    3rd- Sam Street, Schwert am Schwert-Houston
    4th- Eric Wiggins, Ordo Procinctus

    Open Women's Longsword-

    1st- Kristine Konsmo, Fekteklubben Frie Duellister-Oslo
    2nd- Jennifer Mishelle Hernandez-Benitez, Krigerskole European Martial Arts School
    3rd- Claudia Krause, Schola Gladiatoria
    4th- Rebecca Boyd, Baited Blade

    Open Dagger-

    1st- McKenzie Ewing, Meyer Freifechter Guild-Atlanta
    2nd- Keith Cotter-Reilly, Meyer Freifechter Guild-Atlanta
    3rd- Charles Murdock, Meyer Freifechter Guild-Vermont
    4th- Christopher Desplas, Ordo Procinctus


    This year marked our first attempt at live-streaming the finals to great success so we thank all the viewers from around the world! If you missed it or would like to see it again you can view it here:



    To view other matches from Fechtschule America 2013 please visit the Youtube page:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Fechtschule ... eos?view=0


    Special thanks to the many sponsors who provided us with prizes, safety gear, and support in too many ways to list!

    Purpleheart Armory
    Absolute Force
    Sparring Gloves
    Arms & Armor
    Albion Swords
    PBT Fencing Gear
    SPES
    Regenyei Swords
    Therion Arms
    MBlades



    Stay tuned for information on the next Fecthschule America and keep training!


    Your hosts,

    Schwert am Schwert
    Western Martial Arts Coalition
    Historical European Martial Arts Alliance
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    Posted On:
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    Really interesting rule set for dagger; thanks for sharing!

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