sword & buckler tournament and eliminations, finished 12:15
Longsword tournament and eliminations, finished 13:45
Finals, finished 15:00
HEMA is a Modern sport, based on Historical techniques.
Dilligent research and hands on experimentation based on handbooks on the art of combat that
have survived down through the ages has led the way to a new community that strive to rekindle the
European fighting arts.
Fekteklubben Frie Duellister is the major club in Norway and they will have a tournament in
connection with Midgardsblot, showcasing a bit of Medieval Steel.
Participating will be all from rank beginners to Norway’s top fighters in their discipline, under the
idea that everyone should have fun with weapons.
Two tournaments will be held: One on the combination of Sword and Buckler - a small hand held
shield, and another dedicated to the longsword - wielded in two hands.
Rules are simple, as they try to simulate a fight with weapons they will fight until a proper cut,
thrust, or throw is achieved. The fighters are then separated and points given by the referee, one
point for lesser targets, two for major. - This constitutes one exhcange.
Fights will go to one of the fighters reach 6 points, which can be achieved in four exchanges.
The Norwegian historical fencing club -Frie Duellister - would like to invite you to join - Pingvinblot -
a tournament of Longsword and Sword & Buckler at the historical grounds of Borre during
Midgardsblot. It will be low key and informal but you must bring your own full kit to join - weapons
can be borrowed.
"Low key event, High level fencing " with so far confirmed Longsword and Sword and Buckler.