We proudly announce that we will be holding our first International Montante Symposium this December.

When: 09.-10.12.2023

Sporthalle am Steg,

Lange Straße 18, 06110 Halle (Saale)

Contact Information: montantesymposium@gmail.com

Please note, that the event aims at experienced montanteroes. You'll need at least a fencing mask and protective gloves.


The event will be restricted to a limited number of participants only, with the final number depending entirely on the judges available at the two days of the event.


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Niccolo Menozzi

Big Swords, Big Data

 Noah Kollmann Asian Great Sword
Nico Banasch English Great Sword, from Ledall to Silver


Ton Puey


Emil Andersson & Sebastian Woxell Jogo do Pau
Martin Höppner Bologneser Spadone
Mike Prendergast Pietro Monte's Levata
Elmar Homann The High Guard
Oskar Ter Mors

"Landsknecht Stuff" (Goliath or experimental vs Pikes)


08:00 to 09:00

Setup and equipment check (tournament)

09:00 to 09:30


09:30 to 10:45

Workshop by Emil and Bas


15 minute break

11:00 to 12:30

Workshops Oskar and Ton *


Lunch break (30 minutes)

13:00 to 14:00

Workshop by Elmar and tournament briefing for participants and judges

14:15 to 14:45

Lecture by Niccolo


15 minute break

15:00 to 16:30 Workshop by Mike
16:30 to 17:30 Open hall and lecture by Nico Banasch
17:30 to 18:00 Award ceremony and farewell


The tournament will take place from 14:00 to 17:00!


* (you'll have the chance to attend the other workshop on Sunday)


09:00 to 09:30 entry
09:30 to 11:00 Workshops by Oskar and Ton
  15 minute break
11:15 to 12:15 Fun tournament for lecturers and lecture by Noah
  Lunch break (45 minutes)
13:00 to 14:30 Workshop by Martin
14:30 to 15:30 Workshop by Elmar
15:30 to 18:00 Open Hall (open end)

Any necessary changes to the schedule will be announced in time or during the event.


Below, you can find the rulesets for the Montante in general as well as for the Montante tournament. Please make sure you're familiar with both of them when attending the IMS.

Montante ruleset [English]
The experimental DDHF ruleset for the Montante and Greatswords.
Experimental framework ruleset Montante-
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Montante Regelwerk [Deutsch]
Das experimentelle DDHF Rahmenregelwerk für das Montante und Großschwerter.
Experimentelles Rahmenregelwerk Montante
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Montante tournament ruleset [English]
The ruleset for the Montante tournament.
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 150.0 KB
Montante Turnierregelwerk [Deutsch]
Das Regelwerk für das Montante-Turnier.
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 91.7 KB

We are looking forward to see you at the International Montante Symposium 2023 in Halle (Saale)!