Posted On:3/04/2010 4:30pm
Style: WMA / HEMA
My apologies for not posting this earlier, I'm still getting acquainted with this forum. Anyway, here are a couple of posts to catch you up to speed with the Open International Gathering to be held here in Houston on March 19-21st.
We are pleased to announce the renaming of the tournaments to be held at the 2010 Open International Gathering! The tournaments will now be known as "The Hammertertz Forum Open International Tournament" as an honorific to the memory of the Hammertertz Forum magazine.
The Hammertertz Forum played an important role in the early modern movement to rediscover the Western martial arts by introducing and bringing together many of the once scattered enthusiasts to a common location. Owned and operated by J. Christoph Amberger, the Hammertertz Forum provided an environment for early modern researchers and practitioners to publish and spread the word on their latest efforts inspiring many new practitioners to join the ranks of the Western martial arts.
It is our hope that the Hammertertz Forum Open International Tournament will offer a physical representation of the continuing advancements of the Western martial arts in an open and competitive environment that also embodies the seriousness and spirit of the original Hammertertz Forum magazine.
In other tournament news, the voting competition on whether we host either a rapier or a dussack tournament is extremely close! Those registering in the next few days will definitely have an important voice in the final selection for this tournament. Register now to stand up and be counted!!!
Thanks to our great sponsors we will be offering prizes for tournament winners. Details are still being finalized and we’ll make announcements once everything has been settled.
A lot of talk and excitement has been building around these tournaments and the WMA world is eager to finally see the Pan-American talent on display in an “open” environment. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your skills and make sure your school is nobly represented in the first annual Hammertertz Forum Open International Tournament!
The Western Martial Arts Coalition
The Historical European Martial Arts Alliance
Posted On:3/04/2010 4:32pm
And the latest tournament news!............
You voted and we listened! The decision to host either a rapier or dussack tournament has been made! The last weeks boom in registrations really swung the vote. And the winner is................................................ ..
This is particularly exciting as this will be the first "Open International" dussack competition to be held in several hundred years! (At least, that we know about.)
The rules for the Hammertertz Forum Open International Dussack Tournament will be posted sometime next week so stay tuned! What we can tell you now is that they will be very closely based on historical fechtschule rules!
However, we have not forgotten our rapier brothers and sisters and are
working on a special event for them as well. We'll get back to you on
that as soon as we have the details worked out.
See you all at the Open International Gathering!
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