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Swordplay - Australia's longest running Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) competition event, running continuously since 2009.

Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th of September 2018 in Brisbane, QLD

Bringing together HEMA practitioners and students from all over Australia.

Registration for 2018 will open ~July 2018

  • NOTE: 2018 information has not yet been updated (keep an eye on this site and social media for events, workshops, and sponsors)
  • Workshops from local and (international instructors) TBA
  • Competitions to be confirmed - 2017 saw the below events
  • Fun and informal competitions; spear, dagger, and dussack
  • Social sparring and two days of tournaments: 
  • Women's Mixed weapon 
  • Rapier (Medium and Open)
  • Sword & Buckler (Medium and Open)
  • Longsword (Medium and Open)
  • Sabre (Medium and Open)

Swordplay 2017 was proudly sponsored by

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