Tosetti Institute’s First Tournament

 

20824_928589880532206_6058896216496038202_nOn March 28th the Tosetti Institute held its first HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) tournament. Fighters representing Iron Gate Swordfighting, the Meyer Freifechter Guild, the Sacramento Sword School, Davenriche European Martial Arts School, and the Tosetti Institute had the choice  to compete in two different styles of fighting.

The first division of the day was Sidesword And…, the primary weapon was the Sidesword and the fighters were then given a choice of acceptable secondary weapons to use.  The most popular secondary weapon was the buckler with the dagger coming in second.  Seven fighters fought through 19 bouts to find the champion.

Next up was the Longsword event.  This was by far the most popular division with 13 fighters competing in 37 bouts to find who would come out on top.

Throughout the day there were many great exhibitions of skill and quite a few incredibly close matches. There was a fairly even balance of those that were new to competing as well as some veterans.  Everyone represented their art well and did themselves proud.

A huge thanks to everyone who competed, worked the event, or just came out to watch the fights.

 

Sidesword Winners Mike Furukawa, Eric Smith, Paul Abrams

Sidesword Winners
Mike Furukawa, Eric Smith, Paul Abrams

Sidesword And…

1st Mike Furukawa (Tosetti Institute)

2nd Eric Smith (Sacramento Sword School)

3rd Paul Abrams (Tosetti Institute)

 

 

Longsword

1st Charles Boling (Iron Gate Swordfighting)

Longsword Winners Ted Elsner, Charles Boling, Paul Abrams

Longsword Winners
Ted Elsner, Charles Boling, Paul Abrams

2nd Paul Abrams (Tosetti Institute)

3rd Ted Elsner (Meyer Freifechter Guild)

Congratulations to all.

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