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Iron Gate Exhibition

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Iron Gate ExhibitionofHistorical Martial Arts
Our mission will continue to be to honoring the Old World Fechtschule tradition (i.e. skillful displays of traditional martial arts) in our modern-day New England, USA. 7/1/13 Update: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Early reg rate available until 8/1/13 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! (

This year, IGX will feature 4 full days of events (Friday, 9/20 - Monday, 9/23), including2 days of tournaments, including several weapon categories:Weapon skills (Cutting competition)Close quarters combat (Wrestling, Dagger (self defense, dagger vs dagger [NEW]))Single-handed weapon (e.g. Dusack or Saber, Sword & Buckler)Double-handed weapon (e.g. Nylon or Steel Longsword)...and a potential new category, stay tuned...1 day devoted to classes with local, national, and international instructors; and including periods dedicated entirely to free fencing! A full 4th day (Monday, 9/23) dedicated to honoring the collection in transition from the Higgins Armory Museum! As the collection transitions ownership from the Higgins to Worcester Art Museum (WAM), this day would not only celebrate the Higgins legacy but also provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help develop a relationship with the future leadership at WAM regarding a collection that is uniquely friendly, relevant, and accessible to the HEMA community. A sample program for the day could includeLectures over the course of the day on current research from leading HEMA scholarsA workshop in transcription and translation of selected historical textsA final opportunity for a curatorial tour of the Armory, featuring a chance for select contributors to handle objects in the reserve collectionPrizes will be awarded not only for winners of individual events, but also for best displays of technical skill, and best competitors across all categories! And last but certainly not least: IGX will attempt the final and most ambitious production in this year's US HEMA LIVESTREAM SERIES -- more details to come shortly, stay tuned for special future livestream announcements...
Early registration will begin shortly, so mark your calendars! Prepare to answer our call to arms and visit us this Fall for the biggest HEMA event we've hosted to date!

Charles Deily & Jeff Tsay
- Co-hosts of Iron Gate Exhibition 2013 ( (
- Directors respectively of Schola Saint George Boston ( ( & Forte Swordplay ( ( Members of WMAC ( (