As people may or may not know there has not been a lot of HEMA in Northern Ireland.
However we have just opened a club, in its infancy, in Belfast and have had our first group night tonight. We study mainly Longsword, Liechtenhauer; from Doebringer, Ringeck and Goliath. We hope that we can spread HEMA as a past time and as a competitive sport around this small corner of the world.
If you want to find out more about us search 'Medieval Combat Group' on facebook; we are also hoping to have a website up soon too which will be available at www.medievalcombatgroup.co.uk
A quick mention to say thanks to all the people who have posted up about their groups, what challanges they have had and any other tips on running groups; as I have been paying close attention and using all the information here to give us a head start.
If anybody ever finds themselves in Northern Ireland, or if you live there and have been waiting for a group let us know; we are (reasonably) friendly...