Author Archives: Sir K

About Sir K

Marketing manager by day, medieval knight by...knight. Sheeesh.

Digital Privacy: GDPR Guidance* For HEMA Clubs – Deadline Looming!

General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) – a set of EU-wide regulations that replaces preexisting legislation on data protection and data privacy. Why do you need to know about this? Continue reading

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TLA now registered with the IMASA

Taunton Longsword Association (TLA) is pleased to be able to announce our application to join the Independent Martial Art Sports Association (IMASA) has been successful and we are certified members!

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Give A Girl A Sword – A Perfect Success For HEMA!

Sometimes the very best of ideas surpasses every expectation and target one sets themselves. Occasionally one turns on a tap and rather than the expected, a tsunami of goodness appears from nowhere. Such is the story of GAGAS of at … Continue reading

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My First Tournament: Member Insight

This blog post has been written after the Astolat 2017 event. I’ve been ‘doing’ ‘Longsword for around 6 years after accidentally discovering the club whilst cycling through the local park whilst I was hungover, and they were training. It’s taken … Continue reading

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Give A Girl A Sword: Session 2

Once more unto the breach dear friends….after Monday’s hugely successful evening introducing women to German longsword and I.33 sword & buckler (see post here), Wednesday arrived quickly and with some trepidation as we had 20 ladies booked in (+53%) and … Continue reading

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First Taster Session: Give A Girl A Sword

Yesterday, along with the weekend, was a little crazy for the Taunton Longsword Association (TLA). From my last post on this blog expressing pleasant surprise on hitting 6,000 impressions and a load of likes; things only escalated from there….quickly! Firstly, … Continue reading

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GIVE A GIRL A SWORD!

Ahem, well that escalated quickly! Less than 48 hours after the initial post, we’ve got over 6000 Facebook impressions of the poster, 48 shares, and a load of enquiries. Not that we’re complaining of course, just surprised that there are … Continue reading

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Service update: email

Email: we seem to have experienced an email outage from the 2nd March until now so apologies if you’ve contacted us and not received a reply. Expect one shortly as I work through them all.  Kieran (Secretary)

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Double The Fun! TLA Now Open TWO Nights Per Week!

TLA are extremely happy to announce that we have been able to secure a second night for training, and allow a limited opening of membership to prospective new members. 🙂

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Keith Farrell visits TLA

If you’re reading this little article, it cannot have escaped your notice that the Taunton Longsword Association (TLA) has undergone a period of rapid growth over the last couple of years (thank you for your support). This growth has been part … Continue reading

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