KDF Leeds
The Royal Armouries, West Yorkshire

Seminar I.33: The heart of the art of combat


Seminar I.33 2019

The 2019 Seminar I.33 is to take place Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of May at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, UK.

This event is run in association with KDF International, the Society for Combat Archaeology and the Royal Armouries Museum.

Workshops will be delivered by qualified instructors from around Europe and will focus on the use of the single handed sword, sword & buckler, round shield and messer based on research from medieval fighting manuals.

Other activities will include handling sessions of museum artefacts and a viewing of the Royal Armouries I.33 manuscript (Tower Fechtbuch), hosted by the Royal Armouries Museum curators.
There will also be a celebration meal on the Saturday evening in Leeds city centre.

This event is open to the public and all levels of enthusiast from novice to expert are welcome.


On the Friday before the seminar (10th May) a conference celebrating the publication of a new facsimile of one of the museum’s treasures, Royal Armouries MS I.33, the world’s oldest known surviving ‘fight book’ will be held at the Royal Armouries.
The keynote speaker is Dr Jeffrey Forgeng, editor of 'The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship'.

Conference tickets (sold separately to bookings for the training seminar on the Saturday and Sunday) cost £20 and are available from here.

In addition a PDF with details of the events over the weekend is available here.