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The Forge: Western Martial Arts presents…

Anvil 2013

Open Western Martial Arts Tournament

Are you The Hammer?


Anvil 2013 is a show case of Western Martial Arts talent and a chance to test your mettle against some of the best practitioners around.

We will have unarmed, shortsword (Grosse Messer) and longsword competitions (both synthetic and steel divisions).

This coupled with seminars from some of the best that the Historical European Martial Arts community has to offer!


The Details:

Location: Highland Park Community Hall, Calgary, Alberta – Canada

Tournament all day November 30th, 2013

– Onsite Registration from 09:00-10:00

– Fights start at 10:30

After Party in the evening – viking hats included (and CHEAP DRINKS)! :)

Workshops 14:00-19:00 hrs MST December 1st, 2013


Events include:

  • Open Synthetic Messer
  • Open Synthetic Longsword
  • Invitational Steel Longsword
  • Open Unarmed


Confirmed Workshops:

– Polish Sabre with HEMA Alliance President, Richard Marsden from Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship

– Longsword with International HEMA Champ, Lee Smith from Blood & Iron Martial Arts

– Modern Knife Defence with Certified KAPAP Instructor, Tim Holter from The Forge: Western Martial Arts