International Rapier Seminar Dublin 2015

Published by Gorazd. Greetings fellow sword fighters! It has been a great pleasure to be able to attend the IRS 2015 which took place in Dublin, Ireland this year (it was held in Netherlands last year). As I don’t own any 17th century replicas of arms or armour yet I was very fortunate to have an organizer (thank you Mike) organize a rapier for me to use throughout the event. I haven’t actually handled a rapier for the first time as I was given a brief introduction to it by Gregor Rozman (thanks Gregor for that brief introduction in Ljubljana a few years ago) but it was in fact the first time I have ever handled a 17th century Spanish rapier. I fell madly in love with it but will get to this part later. The event was held in a peaceful, historical town named Swords a few kilometers north of Dublin. What a great choice of location wouldn’t you agree with organizers? During the weekend ten workshops were delivered by five renowned, experienced and well established teachers (or masters if you will) from Europe. Schedule and classes are available here. Teachers included Piermarco Terminiello (School of the Sword, UK), […]