22 03, 2017

Godalming Training – 15th March 2017

2017-03-22T00:14:24+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Godalming last Wednesday for our regular weekly training session.

Sasha continued his lessons on single rapier, Adrian worked with the Bolognese group and Fran helped the beginners progressing towards their safety test.

19 03, 2017

Reading Training – 13th March 2017

2017-03-19T11:09:00+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Monday saw our regular training night in Reading with three streams of training available for our students.

Jay took the Bolognese group, Matt worked with the single rapier group and Christophe worked with the beginners working their way towards their safety test.

Thanks to Josh for photo duties!

18 03, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 12th March 2017

2017-03-18T13:13:48+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

There was another good turnout to Sunday Sparring last Sunday with students from both Reading and Godalming turning up to practise their skills and try new techniques.

As always our students were good at giving each other constructive feedback.  We believe that levelling up your sparring partner helps everyone in the long run.


11 03, 2017

Godalming Training – 8th March 2017

2017-03-11T15:32:54+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Another busy night at Godalming this past Wednesday with three streams of learning taking place simultaneously.

Fran worked with the beginners progressing towards their safety test, Adrian worked with the bolognese group on attacks and counters with sword and buckler, and Sasha took the rapier group through their paces.

7 03, 2017

Reading Training – 6th March 2017

2017-03-07T11:16:17+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

It was the start of new teaching blocks  across all three training streams in Reading this week.

Jay took the bolognese group, Matt taught single rapier and Christophe worked with the beginners working towards their safety test.

6 03, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 5th March 2017

2017-03-05T17:13:31+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday sparring was in Reading this past weekend with a number of students turning up to practise multiple weapons, as well as play with combinations we don’t tackle in our training sessions.

As well as the staples of sidesword & buckler, and rapier & dagger students also took the opportunity to hone their skills with rapier & cloak as well as  some tomahawk and knife.

5 03, 2017

Victory At Kings Of The North Event

2017-03-05T17:29:54+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Trophies|

Well done to the team from The School of the Sword that attended the Kings of the North event in Bradford yesterday.

Alexander Makarov won gold in cut and thrust and gold in thrust only.

Jay Maxwell won silver in cut and thrust.

Piermarco Terminiello won bronze in cut and thrust and thrust only.

Congratulations to all winners.

3 03, 2017

Godalming Training – 1st March 2017

2017-03-03T19:03:21+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Godalming this week for our regular Godalming training session.

Fran worked with the beginners on their foundation course, Adrian worked with the bolognese group on attacks and counters from Guardia Alta, and Sasha worked with the rapier group on footwork.

2 03, 2017

Treatise on the Subject of Fencing: Marco Docciolini’s 1601 Fencing Treatise Now Available

2017-02-28T21:45:32+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Publications|

As well as our renowned instruction that sees our instructors teach around the world, and our success in tournaments, the School of the Sword also has a reputation for research and translation.  Senior instructor, Piermarco Terminiello, has added to that reputation with this latest publication.

Working with Steven Reich and Vulpes Publishing, they have published a translation of Marco Docciolini’s 1601 Fencing Treatise.

The book is now available from Amazon UK and Amazon US

“In this book I have striven to summarize, as succinctly as I could and as clearly as I have been able, the rules and methods that seemed necessary to me for the practice of the sword, both alone and with companion weapons. Having to describe the many minutiae and particular details of any art is almost impossible in the clarity that maybe it deserves. Nevertheless I hope to have made myself sufficiently understood in this treatise, so any man with some basic knowledge can be capable of what I have described.” Marco Docciolini (1601)

1 03, 2017

Reading Training – 27th February 2017

2017-02-28T21:28:23+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Another busy night in Reading on Monday night with our usual three streams of training available for students.

Adrian & Dan worked with the beginners, Matt took the Bolognese sword & buckler stream, and Pim worked with students on single rapier.