The   West   Midlands   HEMA   Alliance   regularly   runs   sparring   days   which   are open    to    all    HEMA    practitioners    from    all    over    the    United    Kingdom    and beyond.  Please check this page regularly for the next sparring event Dates : Saturday 26th October 2019 (One-day) Time : 12.00 pm to 4.00pm Location : Quantum Exhibition Centre, 77 Upper Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham.  B9 4EG Cost : £15.00 per person To book a place please click on the link here: Minimum age 18-years+ Please   read   our   terms   and   conditions    before   booking   onto   any   course   or event. KIT & EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: FULL CONTACT SPARRING - SYNTHETICS - CEN Level-1 (or above) Mask. - Throat Protector. - Recognised protective gloves. - 350N HEMA Jacket - Chest Protectors for ladies / Groin guard for men. -   Hits   should   be   confined   to   protected   areas   (eg:   only   targeted   to   the   upper body if your sparring partner has no lower-body protection). FULL CONTACT SPARRING - STEELS - CEN L1 (or above) mask with back of head protection. - Throat Protector. - Recognised HEMA protective gloves (No Red Dragons). - 350N HEMA Jacket - Chest protector for ladies / Groin guard for men. - 350N HEMA Breeches. - Knee protection and shin guards. -   (An   800N   Under-plastron   is   recommended   but   not   required)   -   all   sparring without one MUST use commensurate force to the protection worn. FULL CONTACT SPARRING - SYNTHETIC DAGGERS - CEN Level-1 (or above mask) - Throat protector. - Protective gloves. - Chest protector for women / Groin guard for men. - 350 N HEMA Jacket for all over targeting. OR -   Chest   protector   (plastic/stab-vest/padded/jerkin   etc.)      But   all   hits   must   be confined to protected areas - (e.g. mask and protected areas of the body). Those   who   do   not   have   the   necessary   protective   equipment   as   detailed above   are   welcome   to   engage   in   slow-sparring   or   non-contact   sparring   for which a mask MUST be worn as minimum protection. If   BHEMAC   Leadership   judge   an   item   of   PPE   to   be   unsuitable/unsafe   then they   reserve   the   right   to   refuse   the   right   to   refuse   sparring   participation   or to   insist   on   a   different   weapon   format   (e.g.   Synthetics   instead   of   steel)   or sparring level/intensity.
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Quantum Exhibition Centre 77 Upper Trinity Street Digbeth Birmingham B9 4EG