VHCA is a member of the wider Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) community in Victoria, Australia and around the world.
As well as our weekly class, we participate in tournaments, workshops and conferences held by other HEMA schools in Melbourne and around Australia and the World. We also occasionally attend events and activities by social organisations, such as Melbourne’s Steampunk and Living History (re-enactment) communities.
Below are some of the tournament and workshop events that take place every year in Australia.
For 2019, HEMA events include:
- January: Australia Day Tournament in Adelaide.
- April: Festival of the Sword (FOTS) in Melbourne. Workshops and tournaments.
- June: Australian Western Martial Arts Convention (AWMAC). Workshop event.
- July: Sword Fight Gold Coast. Tournament event.
- September: Swordplay in Brisbane. Workshops and tournaments.
- October: VHCA Sabre Tournament. Details to be announced soon.
- November: 400 Years Tournament in Melbourne.
- December: Tasmanian Swordplay Symposium in Hobart. Workshops and tournaments.