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Come join us for what will perhaps be the most rewarding martial arts experience of your life. You will find an incredible art with many difference aspects and skill sets as well as camaraderie, and a perhaps even a group of people you might end up calling part of your family. Come join us if you live in or within driving distance of Waco, TX. contact us through our contacts page on this site, or you can also find us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ArtofCombatEMA/

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Do You Have What It Takes?

Do you have what it takes to earn the right to where this patch? Come train with us and enjoy the rich and rewarding martial arts experience that is Art of Combat European Martial Arts. We are located in Waco,TX and training takes place at the instructor’s home on Saturday mornings from 08:30 to 11:00 am. Come for two free training sessions, and if you like what you see and experience, which I am betting you will, join up for a tuition of only $60 per month. We hope to see you soon!

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Review: Crusader Spangen Helm by Get Dressed for Battle

Crusader Spangen FrontThere are many types of period helmets/head protection that one can invest in for Medieval/Renaissance/Historical European Martial Arts. In our martial arts organization you still typically see steel armour helmets. Soon enough there will be more and more heavy fencing H.E.M.A. masks involved in our training sessions, but we like the weight and sensory limitations that a period helm places a fighter under to give us a feel for what out forefathers in these martial arts experienced. The helmet we will be looking at is the get Dressed for Battle, Crusader Spangen Helmet.

I’ve recently decided to try out this helmet as a replacement for my great helm that I have been wearing for around eight years, and I’ve decided to write a review on the helmet after having some freestyle matches utilizing it. Firstly, the helmet is comfortable to wear and mounts very well on the head. There is room for an arming cap and coif, and you will need that for this helmet. The helmet have wonderful visibility and the breathability inside of this helmet is also great. That said, the oculars on the helmet’s face mask (it is not a hinged visor helm) are larger enough that I highly recommend wearing protective eye hardware inside of the helmet. I use hard plastic eye protection made for doing yard/garden work (mowing and edging). It is not a guarantee against injury, but an added element to help keep the wearer safer in sparring with rebated swords, etc… (more…)


An Important Reminder: ACSMMA National & Open Sword Fighting Championships 2013

Knights 024 If you are an experienced swordsman/woman, and have the gear and courage to be tested by some of the most skilled martial artists in South Africa, then you do not want to miss out on the ACSMMA National & Open Sword Fighting Championships 2013! Here is the schedule of events as well as the location of the tournament:

Venue: Hillcrest Scout Hall, Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal

Date: 09-11 August 2013

Events, Day one (Friday, 09 August):

Morning – Rapier (any combination of rapier and dagger, cloak, or case is permitted)

Afternoon – unarmoured longsword (weapon type to be decided upon)

Events, Day two (Saturday, 10 August):

Morning – Fully-armoured combat (sword and shield, longsword, greatsword and spear permitted) these will be steel, rebated weapons, & will be inspected for safety.

Afternoon – Dark Ages Holmganga (weapons chosen by chance and to include sword, shield, dagger, and spear)

At the end of Day Two, there will be a feast for all combatants and their guests.

Durban Sword and Shield Club ask all interested groups, clubs or individuals to email draconus@polka.co.za  with their club or individual name and number of fighters wishing to attend this event, and we look forward to meeting you.

Come test your metal and skills in one of the world’s premier Medieval Martial Arts tournaments.