Have you seen the New York Times article on modern competitive longsword? If not, check it out here:
Now that you’ve seen it, did you know there was a group in the Ottawa area dedicated to reviving those arts? Better yet, you can come out and see them in action!
October 5th, from 10 to 4 at Hintonburg park, is the fundraising tourney for the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa, and we’d like your support. Of course, by support, we mean coming out to watch medieval sword fighting at its best, by local martial artists supporting a local cause..
The YSB will be taking donations on site, or through the YSB website here: http://ysbfoundation.akaraisin.com/Common/Event/Home.aspx?seid=9475&mid=8
There will be both unarmoured and armoured fencing, with the armoured deed taking place roughly around noon, at the peak of interest. There is also a BBQ where you can eat and refresh yourselves, all while contributing to the cause. Every hot dog eaten is a donation!
Spread the word, support a fighter, and come out and enjoy the day – and some hot dogs!