Honor, Virtus et Potestas


We Have a New Name and Insignia


As we are growing and expanding it was determined that we needed a new name to better convey to prospective members and the community what we do and what we are about. Likewise there have been plans for a new insignia for a couple of years, and so what better time to put it into action than now? We kept the original shield art from our very first official day years ago, and added it to the breast of a Medieval Prussian Eagle. The black and white colors of the shield along with its red Christian Cross allude to our Christian beliefs. The insignia has elements artistically of the Flags of Ulster, Northern Ireland and of course Medieval Germanic influences. This is to bring a little bit broader recognition of the many contributions to our arts from across Europe. Naturally it would be impossible to incorporate elements from all of the nations of Europe that have contributed sources and weapons to Historical European Martial Arts today. This was found to be a sharp looking insignia that is fitting for our school.

We will also be introducing more fun and exciting weapons and skill-sets into our curriculum that are in keeping with our war-fighting martial focus rather than dueling, though make no mistake we will also continue to look at those weapons and skills used in dueling too. We have simply always been much more focuses on the Historical European Martial Arts skills employed in war-fighting.

We are looking forward to an exciting new adventure as we move forward and grow. If you life in the Heart of Texas Region and think you would enjoy training with us, contact us through our contact page on this site, email us at artofcombatema@yahoo.com or find us on twitter at @steelfighter  Come join us for the best martial arts experience of your life!


Br. Jeff Webb, Lead Instructor / Grand Master



We had a great time at FIGHT FEST! II and the results are in from the fighting. Many thank go out to Kult of Athena http://www.kultofathena.com/ for their generous sponsorship of our FIGHT FEST! series tournaments. They graciously provided a Wulflund Garth Viking Sword and a Get Dressed For Battle Nasal Spangenhelm for the 1st Place Champion of the Single Combat event.  Read the rest of this page »

FIGHT FEST! II Information


Viking and Dark Ages Combat Arts

Hosted by New Ulster Steel Fighting School of Medieval Combat Arts

Sponsored by Kult of Athena http://www.kultofathena.com/

FIGHT FEST! is a Viking Age / Dark Ages combat arts tournament where competitors will engage in steel fighting while wearing protective gear, and fighting according to tournament rules. Safety is paramount and above all else. Rules are strictly enforced.

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We area happy to announce that FIGHT FEST! II is coming on Saturday, June 18th 2016. This is our “light armoured” Viking Age themed combat arts tournament. After a successful tournament last year, we have decided to have a second one.

Anglo-Saxon Webb 2The competitive events will be s follows:

  • Single Combat with Sword and Round Shield, and a back-up weapon such as a seax or hand ax.
  • Melee – 5 warrior teams compete against one another in best of 5 fights.
  • Last Warrior Standing (Free For All) where everyone fights everyone, and there’s no friends on the field.

Medals will be awarded for 1st,2nd, and 3rd places in each event and will be provided by New Ulster Steel Fighting. N.U.S.F. will also be providing a battle ready round shield for the first place champion in Single Combat. Also, Kult of Athena has once again graciously agreed to be a sponsor and will be contributing a Wulflund Garth Viking Sword and a GDFB Conical Nasal helm for the first place champion in the Single Combat Event.

The tournament will take place in Woodway, TX (right outside of Waco) at White Hall Park. More information will be coming soon. Registration will soon be opened online and will cost $60 per fighter. This fee covers all events.


House Wars III Results

By Jeff Webb

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New Ulster Steel Fighting hosted House Wars III Combat Tournament this weekend in Woodway, TX in White Hall Park.  Competitors fought in the single combat event with arming sword and round shield (and a back up weapon such as a dagger or a hand ax), the Teams Melee event, and in the Last Warrior Standing Event. Only first place is recognized in the House Wars series. In the Single Combat event, fighters endured a series of round robin rounds of fighting before advancing on to the Single Elimination round where combatants fought to achieve the honor of first place. Read the rest of this page »

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