Steel Jam I Sets the Stage for a New HEMA Tournament Series

Steel Jam I Sets the Stage for a New HEMA Tournament Series

The Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) community recently experienced the birth of a new event series at Steel Jam I. This quarterly tournament series held its first event at Orlando Taekwondo and Kungfu in Winter Park, Florida, and it was nothing short of spectacular.

Let's dive into the enthralling details of this inaugural spectacle.

Event Details:

On May 13th, Steel Jam I took place, captivating the HEMA community with an extraordinary display of martial talent. The event brought together 14 individual HEMA schools, fostering unity and camaraderie among practitioners. With 53 skilled competitors and an enthusiastic crowd of 25 spectators, the atmosphere was charged with excitement and anticipation.

Tournament Highlights:

Steel Jam I featured two thrilling tournaments, each showcasing the prowess of fighters in their respective disciplines.

"Spring Steel" Open Longsword Tournament:

In this tournament, 36 exceptional warriors engaged in intense battles, showcasing their mastery of the longsword discipline.

The outstanding fighters who claimed top honors in this category were:

  1. Victor Rodriguez (Medieval Sword Arts)
  2. Glenn Best (Society of Historical Fencing)
  3. Barnabe Callahan (Krieg School, Tampa)
  4. Devon Gary (Krieg School, Tampa)

"Duel Intentions" Synthetic Sabre Tournament:

The synthetic sabre tournament witnessed 24 skilled participants captivating the audience with lightning-fast exchanges and impeccable technique.

The outstanding fighters who claimed top honors in this category were:

  1. David Russell (Society of Historical Fencing)
  2. John Haley (Athens School of Arms)
  3. William Cox (Kraken)
  4. Sean Donnelly (Kraken)

Steel Jam I provided an incredible platform for HEMA practitioners to exhibit their exceptional skills and dedication. The event showcased the rich talent within the community, as fighters pushed their limits and engaged in intense bouts. The passion and camaraderie among the participants were evident throughout the tournament.

If you missed the electrifying spectacle of Steel Jam I, don't worry! Stay tuned for future editions of this captivating tournament series. The HEMA community eagerly awaits larger and more exhilarating events, promising an unforgettable celebration of the artistry and skill of Historical European Martial Arts.

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