Hi All!Fechtschule America
is almost upon us so it's time for another update. It's a big one so hang on tight!ITEM-
We are pleased to announce the rediscovery of a new early-1400's Italian fencing manual by Brian Stokes of Schola San Marco. Fechtschule America
attendees will be privileged to take a first peek at this exciting find when Brian Stokes presents an introductory lecture, first-draft transcription, and possible translation. There are healthy rumors that this may be the earliest known Italian sword and buckler material so don't miss out!ITEM-
We are proud to announce North America's first WMA/HEMA specific International Open Sword and Buckler Tournament! In celebration of the new manual, anticipation of a new edition of R.A. MS. I.33, and relentless requests we've decided it is time to put North America's sword and buckler fencers on the international map. Join us for the first Hammertertz Forum International Open Sword and Buckler Tournament!
It's time to test the mettle of your club's sword and buckler skills!ITEM-
In recent years many excellent manufacturing companies have worked tirelessly to develop and produce equipment specifically designed to benefit the burgeoning WMA / HEMA communities. Fechtschule America
is delighted to welcome numerous top-tier sponsors into the fold this year. Many of our sponsors are showcasing new items to the North American audiences for the first time and others are showcasing items for the first time ever! Come examine the future of WMA / HEMA gear, field test everything for yourself, and weigh in on future articles. See our "Sponsors" page on the website for details and direct links. Our current list of sponsors include: Absolute Force, Arms and Armor, Darkwood Armory, PBT Historical Fencing, Purpleheart Armory, Sparringglove.com, Therion Arms, The Weapon Store, and more!
Due to the overwhelming support of so many fine sponsors, Fechtschule America
is proud to offer multiple prizes for all of our Hammertertz Forum International Open and Invitational Tournaments
this year! Prizes include new HEMA "kits", training swords, gloves, and more! See our "Prizes" page on the website for a current listing of prizes and don't be surprised if we add a few more. ITEM-
All tournament rules are now posted on the website. Competitors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the rules prior to attending. Please give special attention to equipment standards. Some equipment may be available for sale on-site thanks to our great vendors, Purpleheart Armory and Therion Arms, but competitors are expected to provide their own_compliant_gear. Time to start training for Fechtschule America!
As you've come to expect from Fechtschule America
, we still have more surprises in the works...are you sure you want to miss out?
Register now and join us in Houston, March 16th- 19, 2012!http://www.fechtschuleamerica.comThe Western Martial Arts Coalition
The Historical European Martial Arts Alliance