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Give a Girl a Sword (GAGAS) is back for 2022!
Taunton Longswords is once again taking part in an initiative to get more women involved in sword fighting. The free introductory session is on the 20th April. We will provide everything, just wear loose clothes and bring clean, indoor sport … Continue reading
Return to training: Wednesday 19th May, Huzzah!
The Committee had a socially distanced meeting yesterday and agreed we can return to training, with precautions. Prior to the current lockdown, we operated a 6-person maximum for each room with preregistration required for contact tracing and to ensure numbers … Continue reading
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
Consultation On Knife Crime: December 2017
This is a rather boring post (not much about actual sword related training or fun); however it is quite important. The UK government is consulting on the modification, and introduction of new legislation, for the existing offensive weapons laws. Consultation … Continue reading
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
TLA members train in London
If you’re into HEMA and based in the UK it is almost impossible to have escaped your notice that weapons supremo David Rawlings of London Longsword Academy fame (https://m.facebook.com/TheSwordLondon/) is the driving force behind the superb “2-Days of the Blade” … Continue reading
Neyman Fencing : official supplier to the TLA
The question of where to buy kit specifically for Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) has always been a bit tricky. In the ‘old days’ – as long ago as 2012 – the casual practitioner would have had to make do … Continue reading
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