Medieval Combat Group regularly hosts both events, public taster workshops, and also guest instructors.
For 2019, our main event is Bladeworks 2019, a weekend long HEMA event featuring workshops in longsword, rapier, dussack, cutlass, and dagger, along with fechtschule style tournmaments for longsword, rapier, sabre, and messer.
We’re also hosting The Morrigan’s Melee, a charity event women’s taster longsword class taught by guest instructor Helen Gallagher, followed by a Women’s Fechtschule Tournament. All proceeds will go to the charity we have chosen for this year, Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid.
We also regularly host guest instructors from various HEMA clubs to allow our students to benefit from a different perspective. Highlights have been longsword workshops from Keith Farrell of the Academy of Historical Arts, messer from Hans Heim of Ochs, and more messer and wrestling from Lauren Ireland and Chris Halpin from the York School of Defense.