October’s Sabreforce class is this upcoming Sunday! Jimmy is gone inking people like a spicy squid head at a tattoo con, so Tim’s the one to try to beat! … Later this month, you may want to consider staying safe inside the Forge; the Halloweenies are out and streets can get scary, for real. On Oct. 29 learn how to increase your survival, if you should find yourself in the worst kind of horror nightmare. Then, HEMA class on Halloween night! Boo yea! … Only about three months away, think about joining in the dussack tournament, Blizzard Brawl, happening January 25, 2020! Link to details and early registration can be found through the link in the top menu … Always, the more the merrier!
Category: News and Events
Latest Events and News from The Forge
This past summer at the Forge, we were delighted to see a steady increase and larger attendance than ever noted before during summer classes. On the good weather days, we made use of the field outside our training hall, as it can get dangerous inside with 20+ people swinging longswords. Always we are happy when new people stick around and show keen interest in developing their training, as it only makes our little club stronger! As the season changes once again, we look forward to seeing how the club and its members develop.
As always, we had a great time this past weekend at the Calgary Expo. At the Sabreforce booth, anyone could sign-up to challenge Jimmy to a sabre duel …and the Forge displayed HEMA demonstrations at the Coke Stage or Weadickville field every day, no matter the weather. We hope to see some new faces at our next Thursday class!
Registration is open for this year’s Anvil, happening Saturday, June 8, 2019. This event will be a little different from the past as we introduce a youth category in steel longsword! We hope to see the familiar batch of prairie-league fighters and are always excited to see new faces. Please click the below link for the registration, rules, gear requirements and such. Thank you!
Check back here frequently as forgewma.com undergoes some long-overdue updates! Much has happened within the club since our last post in October 2016. Please explore the site as we update and add new content, links, videos and MOAR! You’ll find in the meantime, frequent updates mostly on Facebook, not so much on Twitter (though that will also be changing). Also, definitely find and follow our members’ Instagram accounts for weekly swordings. MORE TO COME. Yes, moooaaar!
It’s that time of year again… Anvil 2016 is almost here!
This year our annual HEMA tournament will be held at Sunnyside Hillhurst Community Association @ 320 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB
Events will include:
- Grosse Messer (German shortsword)
Join us for a fun day of Historical European Martial Arts competition.
Check out our Facebook Event
Registration can be done online HERE or in person at the event. Registration will be from 09:00-10:00 MST and the events will start shortly thereafter.
Are YOU the Hammer?
“Are you the Hammer?”
It’s that time of year again! The Forge will be hosting their annual HEMA tournament, “Anvil” on October 3rd, 2015 in Calgary, AB.
- Steel Longsword
- Steel Messer
For more information;
Hope to see you there! Spectators welcome.
We’re excited to be at this year’s Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo at the Calgary Stampede Grounds – April 16, 17, 18, & 19th.
Come visit us as at Booth Y 06 in the BMO Centre.
For more information on the Expo please check out: http://www.calgaryexpo.com/
There will be a raffle, as well as, a Expo Special pricing – half price for 3 months worth of membership.
See you there!
We’re trying out a new schedule at the club. Please see below:
19:00-21:00 = Modern Combatives
21:00-22:00 = Sparring – this costs an extra $20/month to attend.
19:00-20:00 = Family Class & HEMA Beginner Class – run concurrently with two instructors.
20:00-21:30 = HEMA Advanced Class
21:30-22:00 = Free Play
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email to [email protected]