As the title says, we are deep in planning for this years event, the list of instructors, lecturers and retailers is almost finished and will be released with an official announcement soon, I just wanted to make sure all of you mark your calendar for the above date and book tickets to Gothenburg.
PRICE FOR THE EVENT: 80 euro (800SEK if you are Swedish).
The lineup will feature some of the folks from last year, as well as a lot of new faces, some old in the game, some new, and some old but not perhaps that known in the larger HEMA community, we want o bring new talents into the spotlight. We will host Swordfish in the same place as last year, meaning a huge sports center all for ourselves with sleeping halls, several large halls for practice and sparring, showers (duh), sauna, 24/7 reception, lectures halls, a HEMA shop both with Nidingbane (http://www.nidingbane.se
) and in the reception (where hopefully we will be able to sell protective equpiment and the aluminium and nylon wasters made by Pentti Kangasmaa) as well as t-shirts,books and DvD's, a bowling hall even and of course Club Local!
As last year, we are also aiming to give the event a profile of high intensity and provide a real physical challenge, well we want you to sweat and get real tired and spar a ot and have a damn good time! We will have coached sparring on the schedule, and this year definitely an open hall for sparring and interpretation comparison.
Website now up, visit http://www.ghfs.se/swordfish
Hope to see you there, more info to follow!
LIST OF WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES:
Martin Wallgren (MnHFS)
, Half Sword from Talhoffer
Kim Moén (MnHFS)
, demo on Kampfringen in MMA (this is gonna be interesting!)
David Lindholm (MHFS)
Roland Warzecha (Hammaborg)
Sword and Viking shield
Milo Thurston (LSD)
, smallsword (1), pugilism (2)
Hans Jörnlind (independent, former ARMA Sweden)
Rapier from Fabris
Todd Törnqvist & Johan Lundby Söderstam (SHFS),
James Marwood (Schola Gladiatoria)
, modern combatives (1), Bartitsu (2)
Björn Sollander & Johan Rydstedt (UES)
, messer (1), wrestling from Nicholaes Petter (2)
Ilkka Hartikainen (SESH)
, Fiores spear (1), bolognese spada da filo(2)
Guy Windsor (SESH)
, falling on hard surfaces (1), freeplay preparation (2)
Claus Sörensen (Laurentsguildet)
, lecture on Talhoffer from Claus master thesis
(Hammaborg), winden in German longsword fighting
We will also have coached sparring
, where you can sign up alone or in pairs for time with an instructor who observe your sparring (or spar with you) and give you feedback.
we have instructors for:
German longsword (Anders Linnard, GHFS)
1.33/Lutegerus: Roland Warcheza (Hammaborg)
Rapier (Hans Jörnlind, independent)
There will also be a hall open for sparring and/or comparision of interpretations or whatever takes your fancy.
As last year, retailers from Albion Europe
)will be there to display and sell weapons and equipment