Australian Medieval Combat (AMC) NSW Cup

Australian Medieval Combat (AMC) is a sporting organisation that promotes a lifelong enjoyment of Historical Medieval Battle (HMB). The AMC Core values are discipline, teamwork, safety, respect and integrity.
 
Winterfest is proud to host the Australian Medieval Combat NSW cup. There will be over 50 fighters competing in classes run throughout the two days.
 
There is a variety of classes from one-on-one to group battles. Look out for:
  • Female 1v1
  • Sword and Shield
  • Sword and Buckler
  • Polearm
  • Buhurt team fighting
  • Profights
The timetable for individual classes will be released closer to the Winterfest weekend.
Australian warriors compete in brutal armoured combat
Competitions throughout the day
AMC Arena

Location

Australian Medieval Combat (AMC) NSW Cup

Meet some of the competitors:

“I have been competing at an International level as part of Australian teams since 2014, and competed in every Battle of the Nations since. My first International Medieval Combat Foundation (IMCF) World Championships was in Poland (2015). I have also been fortunate enough to have fought in Austria, Denmark, France and New Zealand, as well as the Battle of the Nations venues.”

Adam Miller (aka AJ) – 43
Co-captain, Team Havoc (NSW)
Fighter, Team Havoc (NSW)

“I have been competing at an International level as part of Australian teams since 2014, and competed in every Battle of the Nations since. My first International Medieval Combat Foundation (IMCF) World Championships was in Poland (2015). I have also been fortunate enough to have fought in Austria, Denmark, France and New Zealand, as well as the Battle of the Nations venues.”
“I started training 2 years ago with the boys in Team Kraken. During this time I slowly developed my harness. My armour is of a late 14th century style. I enjoy HMB, it simply makes me happy. And I enjoy training with the boys and girls in Team Kraken.”

Riyana Kasmawan – 28
Fighter, Team Kraken (VIC)
Aussie HMB Sheila

“I started training 2 years ago with the boys in Team Kraken. During this time I slowly developed my harness. My armour is of a late 14th century style. I enjoy HMB, it simply makes me happy. And I enjoy training with the boys and girls in Team Kraken.”
“I have been training for HMB since late 2013 and have been fighting in the Australian medieval reenactment movement with the group Uppsala for around 20 years. I became interested in HMB, from watching video clips on the internet, it looked to be the next level of sword fighting for me.”

Stephen “Fuzz” Ramsay – 38
Fighter, Team Havoc (NSW)
Multiple time Australian representative fighter

“I have been training for HMB since late 2013 and have been fighting in the Australian medieval reenactment movement with the group Uppsala for around 20 years. I became interested in HMB, from watching video clips on the internet, it looked to be the next level of sword fighting for me.”
“I have a love for history and costuming, which I have developed from LARP. But my addiction for sports, like Rugby, and the rush you get from working in a team is what I live for. HMB and Buhurt is the perfect combination for these things.”

Caitlin Elise John – 26
Fighter, Team Kraken (VIC)
AMC Sub-Committee Member
Aussie HMB Sheila

“I have a love for history and costuming, which I have developed from LARP. But my addiction for sports, like Rugby, and the rush you get from working in a team is what I live for. HMB and Buhurt is the perfect combination for these things.”
“I have been fighting and training with the Vultures in Queensland for about 2 and a half years now. I began HMB with my brother, Jaccob Dawes, to work on building our brotherly love and work on any issues we may have with each other. To be honest, Buhurt has brought us closer together!”

Billium Dawes – 34
Fighter, The Vultures (Qld)

“I have been fighting and training with the Vultures in Queensland for about 2 and a half years now. I began HMB with my brother, Jaccob Dawes, to work on building our brotherly love and work on any issues we may have with each other. To be honest, Buhurt has brought us closer together!”
“I began training and fighting with Team Kraken approximately 3 years ago. My role in the list can be best described as the anchor, as I am at my best when weathering any storm our opponents bring. As for favourite weapons or armour style, I use whatever gets the job done.”

Jake Taylor – 26
Captain, Team Kraken (VIC)
Captain, Australian IMCF 2018 Team

“I began training and fighting with Team Kraken approximately 3 years ago. My role in the list can be best described as the anchor, as I am at my best when weathering any storm our opponents bring. As for favourite weapons or armour style, I use whatever gets the job done.”
“I have a love for history and costuming, which I have developed from LARP. But my addiction for sports, like Rugby, and the rush you get from working in a team is what I live for. HMB and Buhurt is the perfect combination for these things.”

Bryce Lightbody – 28
Captain, Australian Battle of the Nations team
President, Australian Medieval Combat (AMC)
Captain, Team Havoc (NSW)

“I have a love for history and costuming, which I have developed from LARP. But my addiction for sports, like Rugby, and the rush you get from working in a team is what I live for. HMB and Buhurt is the perfect combination for these things.”

Want to find out more about Australian Medieval Combat? Visit australianmedievalcombat.com

More Things to Do

Field of Arms Displays
Reenactors
Combat Archery