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Regular Classes Suspended

Unfortunately due to current events, True Edge Salt Lake will not be holding any in-person classes for the time being. We had intended to meet at Big Cottonwood Park tomorrow (Saturday 3/21/20), but new ordinances currently do not permit groups of 10 or more to congregate. We will likely be doing online classes for anyone interested, look for details in our Facebook Group or on our Slack channel. As soon as we can hold regular classes again, we will let everyone know.

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Salt Lake Class Moved – 3/7/20

Due to another last-minute event at Spearhead Crossfit, we will be holding True Edge Salt Lake class on Saturday, March 7th, 2020, at our backup location in the Big Cottonwood Regional Park at 4300 S 1300 E, Millcreek, UT 84117 just north of the Larry H Miller Softball Complex. If for some reason that location is occupied or unavailable we will be south of the softball complex.

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SoCal Swordfight 2020

We didn’t have as may Utahns this year at SoCal Swordfight 2020 (February 14-16th), but we still had a ton of fun in participating in the many tournaments, judging for the event, hanging our with our HEMA friends, and taking interesting HEMA classes.

Congratulations to Kirsten Meredith (True Edge Salt Lake) for taking the Gold medal in the Women’s Longsword Tournament!

Congratulations to Jack Stewart (UCSA) for 3 Silver medals: Advanced Steel Longword, Open Longsword Cutting, and Single Handed Cutting Tournaments!

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Wasatch HEMA Fall Tournament – Results!

The fall tournament ran very smoothly this year, due to some changes to the rules. A total of 26 fighters participate this year and there was a lot of excellent fighting. All tournament results, pool standings, and other match details can be found on HEMA Scorecard. If you attended and would like to give some input, please fill out the tournament survey.

Beginners Longsword Tournament

1st Bryce Johns, 2nd Trent Peschke, 3rd Delon Martin, 4th Stewart Yeoh

Steel Longsword Tournament – Open

1st John Merril, 2nd Joshua Gardner, 3rd Jacob Blocker, 4th Monica Benavides

Steel Longsword Tournament – Advanced

1st Chad Healey, 2nd Jeremy Halliday, 3rd Jack Stewart, 4th Thomas Appiah

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Wasatch HEMA Fall Tournament

The UCSA and True Edge Academy are hosting our fall longsword tournament on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 10:30 AM – 6 PM @ CrossFit SpearHead 4540 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84117.

If you wish to register for either the Synthetic or Steel Longsword Tournaments please do so here. The registration deadline is October 10th.

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CombatCon and MCHO 2019

A group from True Edge and the UCSA returned this week from CombatCon in Las Vegas, NV. It was an exciting event, as Kirsten Meredith took gold and Kristen Argyle took bronze in the Women’s Longsword Tournament and Jack Stewart took gold in the Open Steel Longsword Tournament!

Kristen, Kirsten, and Jack with their prizes.

Last month a similar group participated in the Mid Continental HEMA Open (MCHO) in Denver, CO. There Josh Gardner took gold in the Longsword Skill Course and Jeremy Halliday took bronze in the Open Steel Longsword Tournament, bronze in the Longsword Skill Course and received the Technical Award.

Jeremy (middle left) and Josh (right)
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Fecht Yeah 2019

Kristen middle right.

Our amazing instructor Kristen Argyle recently attended Fecht Yeah 2019 in New York, a three-day HEMA event featuring classes and all-women’s tournaments. Kristen fought in all of the tournaments and taught two classes on Hans Medel’s longsword fencing manual. Kristen place 5th in the rapier tournament (a weapon she rarely trains with), 4th in the sword and buckler tournament, and 1st in the Women’s Novice Steel tournament!!! We are very proud of Kristen. The Novice Steel tournament was made up of all but the top 8 fighters from the Women’s Steel tournament.

Kristen on the right.