Blades for Dayz – Episode 6 – Nick Thomas

Blades for Dayz – Episode 6 – Nick Thomas

 
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Nick Thomas of the AHF is a pioneer in HEMA in Britain. He and his brother Mike built one of the oldest and biggest HEMA schools in the country. We get together to talk about the dangers of concussion, writing about HEMA vs making YouTube videos and his photographic memory of sabres. Find out more about the Academy of Historical …

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Blades for Dayz – Episode 5 – Roger Barry

Blades for Dayz – Episode 5 – Roger Barry

 
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A bit of a diversion from HEMA with this one as I catch up with Roger Barry, King of the Viking Reenactment Society, as we talk early medieval history, Viking weapons and future events. To find out more about the Viking Reenactment Society, visit: www.vikings.org.

Blades for Dayz – Episode 4 – Fran Lacuata

Blades for Dayz – Episode 4 – Fran Lacuata

 
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Fran Lacuata, the dynamo behind By The Sword, Swords of Spring, Swords of Winter, Bucklerthon, The Albion Cup and many more joins me to talk about organising events, equality in martial arts, and promoting clubs to wider audiences. For more info about the School of the Sword, visit: https://sword.school/. Or check out Fran’s Instagram page @franlacuata or @swordwomen.

Blades for Dayz – Episode 3 – Emmet Byrne

Blades for Dayz – Episode 3 – Emmet Byrne

 
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Emmet Byrne recently founded Raven Heart Forge and as well as being a fencer makes some of the best bucklers on the market. He and I catch up and talk about his blacksmithing journey as well as archery and of course kick arse with swords. Find Raven Heart Forge on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ravenheartforge/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ravenheartforge/.

Blades for Dayz – Episode 2 – Alex Timmerman

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Alex Timmerman of Kraken Swords makes some of the most beautiful swords out there. We talk about the craziness of Florida, Spadroons, samurai tropes, chi and our best and worst moments in sword fighting. See Alex’s work at https://krakenswords.com/.

Blades for Dayz – Episode 1 – Keith Farrell

Blades for Dayz – Episode 1 – Keith Farrell

 
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I get together with Academy of Historical Arts and Fallen Rook’s own Keith Farrell where we talk about his sword fighting career and his vision of the future of Historical European Martial Arts. Keith is a legend in the Historical European Martial Arts community and it was great to sit down and chat with him about his projects and getting …

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Would Gandalf be crap in a fight?

Gandalf the White

Hey guys, I’m back from the Féile na Gaiscígh event run by the Dublin HEMA club where we met up with our good friends the Cork Blademasters and Emmet Byrne from Ravenheart forge – I’ll put the links to those guys below. When I got back I was just inundated with messages and comments about “How good would Gandalf really be in a fight?”

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Reverse Grip Sword Fighting

Academy of Steel Reverse Grip 4

Why Kylo Ren and Geralt of Rivia are crap swordsmen!

Well. It finally happened. I’ve become one of those guys.

“In episode 2F09, when Itchy plays Scratchy’s skeleton like a xylophone, he strikes the same rib in succession, yet he produces two clearly different tones. I mean, what are we to believe, that this is a magic xylophone, or something?”
– The Simpsons, S8E14: The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show

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