We have just released another new promotional video for the club!
At our final session before breaking for Christmas and new year, we did a little filming. The brief was “do something cool in front of the camera”, because we believe that with even just a session or two of training, everyone is capable of doing something cool with a sword.
In Liverpool HEMA, we know that the more advanced students and instructors are probably more able to perform more complicated techniques and sequences, but we think that every single member brings something of value to the club and to the club culture that we share. Therefore, rather than showcasing just the instructors, we want to show our members doing techniques and exercises remembered from training sessions.
Over the last year, we have been introducing various different disciplines of HEMA as well as just the longsword. We have looked at dussack, singlestick, sabre, wrestling, dagger, montante, and armoured combat. Individuals within the club have been looking in more detail at sword and buckler, messer, sidesword, mounted combat, and doubtless a variety of other things as well!
In this video we also wanted to show that although our club’s focus is the longsword, we also learn a little about other disciplines as well, in our pursuit of becoming knowledgeable and well-rounded martial artists.
Please enjoy the video, share it with friends, and let’s look forward to another year of playing with swords with each other!
Keith Farrell teaches HEMA professionally, often at international events, and has an interest in coaching instructors to become better teachers. I teach regularly at Liverpool HEMA, and help behind the scenes with running HEMA in Glasgow at the Vanguard Centre. I have authored Scottish Broadsword and British Singlestick and the award-winning AHA German Longsword Study Guide, and maintain a blog at www.keithfarrell.net where I post regularly.