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5 12, 2017

Reading Training – 4th December 2017

2017-12-05T16:12:26+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading|

Yesterday, our students gathered in Reading for our regular Monday night training session.

Emilia continued her work with the rapier group whilst Jay took the Bolognese group through sword & rotella

3 12, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 3rd December 2017

2017-12-03T18:13:14+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday sparring was in Hawley today with a number of students turning up looking to get in some extra practise.

These free sessions for students  who have passed their safety test allow them to get in some valuable sparring time, practising the techniques they’ve learnt in our training sessions.  It allows them to spar with people they don’t normally train with as well as try out some fun weapon combinations that are not part of our curriculum.

3 12, 2017

More Godalming Students Pass Safety Test

2017-12-03T18:03:49+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Godalming, Sword & Buckler|

Last Wednesday night saw the addition of  new studenti after Freya, James & Andrew passed their safety test and risen from the rank of Candidati.

After many weeks of hard work learning, Freya, James & Andrew have shown that they have understood the foundations of swordplay and are now ready to engage in a wider range of training as a Studente.

Congratulations to all of them.

3 12, 2017

Godalming Training – 29th November 2017

2017-12-03T17:57:07+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Last Wednesday our students gathered in Godalming for our regular training session.

Fran worked with the beginners progressing towards their safety test, Kasten worked with the Bolognese group and Matt took the rapier group through some rapier & cloak.

3 12, 2017

Reading Training – 27th November 2017

2017-12-03T17:47:33+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

On Monday, our students gathered in Reading for our regular training session.

Emilia continued her work with the rapier group whilst Jay took the Bolognese group through sword & rotella

3 12, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 26th November 2017

2017-12-03T17:41:30+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday sparring was in Godalming last Sunday, and despite a lot of regulars away after taking part in tournaments in Bath and Finland, there was a still a good presence.

These free sessions for students  who have passed their safety test allow them to get in some valuable sparring time, practising the techniques they’ve learnt in our training sessions.  It allows them to spar with people they don’t normally train with as well as try out some fun weapon combinations that are not part of our curriculum.

3 12, 2017

The School of the Sword Brings Back Medals From Finland

2017-12-03T17:36:32+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Trophies|

The School of the Sword attended the Helsinki Bolognese Open in Finland last weekend and added to our 2017 medal tally as a result.

SOTS instructor, Jay Maxwell, won silver in the Triathlon,  silver in Solo Forms, as well as bronze in the Single Sidesword.

Congratulations, Jay, on another good performance.

29 11, 2017

The School of the Sword Sees Success In Bath

2017-11-29T11:20:56+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Trophies|

The School of the Sword came away with a number of new medals at the Bath Chapter of the Wessex League this past weekend.

The Wessex League is a series of tournaments aimed at all HEMA practitioners that want to experience competition for the first time or to step up their game. It has the format of international HEMA competition while remaining accessible and friendly.

The School of the Sword continues to do well in the team competition after coming away with another 4 medals

  • Fran Terminiello – Gold Women’s Longsword, Silver Women’s Sabre
  • Kasten Harris – Gold Open Rapier & Dagger
  • Apollon Makropoulos – Silver Open Rapier & Dagger
  • Matthew Crane – Bronze Open Rapier & Dagger

Congratulations to all the winners!

29 11, 2017

Godalming Training – 22nd November 2017

2017-11-29T11:10:52+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Last Wednesday our students gathered in Godalming for our regular training session.

Fran worked with the beginners progressing towards their safety test, Kasten worked with the Bolognese group and Matt took the rapier group through some rapier & cloak.

22 11, 2017

Another Studente Passes Safety Test

2017-11-22T14:08:12+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Jonathan is the latest of our students to pass his safety test and join the ranks of our Studenti.

In order to pass the safety test students must demonstrate control, efficacy and knowledge of the cuts and guards of bolognese swordplay.

Jonathan will now be able to progress to taking part in many of our other training streams as well as full sparring.