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An Invitation to SWASH 2014
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An Invitation to SWASH 2014
May 31 to June 1, 2014, at The Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK
SWASH - The Symposium on the Western Arts of Swordsmanship through History - is the flagship event of the British Federation for Historical Swordplay, and is considered one of the most prestigious Historical Western Martial Art events in the world today.
The Royal Armouries in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom will once again serve as the magnificent backdrop for this year's event.
Over the course of the Symposium, delegates will get the chance to take part in workshops conducted by some of Europe’s leading instructors of Historical European Martial Arts.
Additionally, there will be lectures and demonstrations as well as private one-to-one training.
And if that is not enough to tempt you, how about VIP hands-on access to some of the Royal Armouries impressive collection of historical artefacts?
Furthermore, there will be opportunities to interact, free-play and exchange ideas, knowledge and methodology with swordsmen from throughout the UK and Europe.
Highlights this year include, but are not limited to:
· Rapier
· Smallsword
· Pollaxe
· Sabre
· Medieval longsword
· German Messer
· Second World War Fairbairn Sykes knife fighting
But SWASH is not exclusively about work, research and training, it's also a very social event as well.
There will be an informal drinks reception on Friday evening which all are welcome to attend, while on Saturday evening SWASH will host a Gala Dinner. This grand evening is staged in the War Gallery of the Royal Armouries, offering a unique dining experience shared by a veritable who’s who of the western martial art world in the UK and Europe.
And, best of all, the Gala Dinner is included in the full ticket price for the weekend.
For those only wanting to come for a single day, there is also an option to pay a discounted rate.
We also welcome people from other avenues, so whether you are a re-enactor, sport fencer, martial arts enthusiast or history buff, SWASH has something for you!
To see the full range of workshops and for booking information, visit www.thebfhs.org
We look forward to seeing you at SWASH 2014,
Bob Brooks
British Federation for Historical Swordplay