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14 05, 2017

Godalming Training – 10th May 2017

2017-05-13T20:13:40+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

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

Sasha worked with the single rapier group.  Adrian taught Bolognese sword & buckler and Fran worked with the beginners working towards their safety test.

13 05, 2017

Reading Sees Another Student Pass Safety Test

2017-05-13T20:05:48+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Paul 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.

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

11 05, 2017

Reading Training – 8th May 2017

2017-05-09T23:09:53+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

After a bank holiday last week our Reading students were back on Monday for our regular training session.

Dan took the single rapier group through some Fabris, Pim taught sword & buckler and Matt worked with the beginners progressing towards their safety tests.

10 05, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 7th May 2017

2017-05-09T23:06:46+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday Sparring was in Hawley this week with students from both our Reading & Godalming groups meeting up.

The sparring provides an ideal opportunity for students to fight people they don’t normally fight as well as put into practise techniques they have learnt during training.

9 05, 2017

Godalming Training – 3rd May 2017

2017-05-09T23:03:19+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Godalming last Wednesday for the latest in our weekly training sessions.

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

4 05, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 30th April 2017

2017-05-02T21:12:00+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Reading on Sunday for our regular weekly sparring session.  These Sunday sessions give our students time to practise techniques they’ve learnt at training as well as spar with students they don’t normal face.

We made good use of the couple of hours, leaving the venue suitably exhausted.

 

3 05, 2017

Godalming Social – 29th April 2017

2017-05-02T21:16:28+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Godalming, social|

Our Godalming students all met up last Saturday night for a social.

We met in the pub for drinks before moving onto a local Thai restaurant for food and sword talk.

2 05, 2017

Godalming Training – 26th April 2017

2017-05-02T21:06:10+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was a fun night in Godalming last Wednesday with an evening of sparring and tournaments.

Aside from free sparring, we ran a fun sword & buckler tournament for our studenti and a foam boffer tournament for the beginners.

Pictures:  Richard Hughes

29 04, 2017

Two More Pass Safety Test

2017-04-25T21:25:24+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Sword & Buckler|

Monday night saw the addition of two new studenti after both Lee and Sarah passed their safety test and risen from the rank of Candidati.

After many weeks of hard work learning, Lee & Sarah 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 the pair of them.

 

28 04, 2017

Reading Training – 24th April 2017

2017-04-25T21:15:14+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Monday night saw students return after the Easter break to our regular Monday night training in Reading.

As we have another bank holiday next week (and hence no training!  Boo!)  the training session was given over to sparring.  Whilst Christophe continued to work with the beginners progressing towards their safety test, our studenti spent the night fighting each other with a range of different weapon combinations.

Remember:  No training next week due to May Bank Holiday.