Join the Black Falcon School of Arms for a weekend of Historical European Martial Arts at Hauke Swordplay Summit! Held July 11th - 13th 2024 at La Foret, Colorado Springs.

Summer of Hauke

Greetings! Hopefully, everyone is enjoying a safe and lovely holiday season. As the new year is rapidly coming upon us, it is becoming more apparent that being able to safely hold an in person Hauke for June 2021 is unlikely. While the covid19 vaccines are slowly becoming available to help save the day, published estimates do not currently show that enough people will be inoculated in time to have a safe in-person event by summer (we would love to have this be proven wrong). The safety of participants will always be paramount to the Black Falcon School of Arms. With a heavy heart this is the official announcement that an in-person Hauke will not be occurring June 2021.

HOWEVER, as 2020 has taught all of us, most folks have access to video conference equipment so with a positive, glowing heart we would also like to announce the first VIRTUAL Summer of Hauke. The Summer of Hauke will start the first weekend of June 2021. Various instructors will be presenting weekly online lectures/activities for interested parties throughout the summer. The sessions will focus on subjects related to Historical European Martial Arts. Details are forthcoming as we shift our focus for the virtual summer event.

Thank you everyone for your support and camaraderie in arms. See your smiling faces for THE SUMMER OF HAUKE!

Photo Contest Winners

It’s the moment that a least a handful of people were waiting for: after much deliberation and tie breaking votes, we are finally announcing the winners of the Tournoi du Faucon Noir photo contest. As a reminder the first place photographer will receive $100 and second place receives $50. However, due to the delay in announcement, it has been decided to add a years worth of inflation to the prize money, which is 2.3%. Therefore the actual prize allowance will be $102.30 and $51.15.

We would like to congratulate Chris Zupancic in first place and Meg Godbout in second place. You may view the photographs here.

Regarding the first place photograph, the judges who voted for the piece explained the dynamic movement of the shot captured the excitement and challenge of the tournament. For the second place photograph, the judges appreciated the illustration of fraternity and serenity found within it.

We would like to thank all of our participants for showcasing their remarkable talent.

HAUKE 2021

The Hauke Swordplay Summit is excited to announce the 2021 dates for the future four day historical fencing and martial arts event. Mark your calendars for June 3 - 6, 2021!

Once again, the event will be located at The Abbey in Canon City, CO. You can expect to be immersed in a welcoming atmosphere focusing on HEMA studies and camaraderie. Scheduled activities will include the annual armored and unarmored tournament, Tournoi du Faucon Noir, engaging classes and lectures from a variety of specialists, free fencing in the fieldhouse, as well as prepared, historically themed challenges to take on during the weekend. Each evening will be an opportunity to participate in discussions alongside new and old friends while sharing food and drink. This includes signing up for Friday’s wine tasting at The Abbey.

Hauke Swordplay Summit 2020

It is with deepest regrets that we announce our decision to cancel the Hauke Swordplay Summit for 2020. Due to the current pandemic sweeping the country, we feel that this decision is in the best interest of the health and well being of our instructors and participants.

Look for Hauke Swordplay Summit in 2021!

On-Site Lodging is Full!

We’re at capacity for on-site lodging, but don’t worry—there’s still time to sign up for classes and tournaments if you are interested! We’ve only got a few days until the magic happens, so shine up your sword and do some stretches!