22 08, 2017

Godalming Training – 16th August 2017

2017-08-22T20:12:50+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

A delivery of new swords last Wednesday had students excited and eager to try out their new purchases in one of two training streams.

Jay worked with the rapier group on cuts with the rapier whilst Fran taught the Bolognese class

21 08, 2017

Reading Training – 14th August 2017

2017-08-21T20:43:05+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Reading last Monday night for our weekly training session with three streams of learning on offer.

Pim took the rapier group through fundamentals of rapier & dagger, Stewart worked with the bolognese group, and Lizzie and Josh worked with the beginners on the foundations of swordplay.

18 08, 2017

The School Of The Sword On BBC Radio

2017-08-18T23:02:58+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Press|

Lead instructor Fran Terminiello was interviewed on BBC Surrey radio earlier this week.  She spoke to presenters James Cannon and Rosemary Crick regarding the school and our upcoming beginners’ course.

You can check out the programme here with Fran interviewed at around the 2 hours 52 minutes mark (near the end of the programme)


16 08, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 13th August 2017

2017-08-16T09:03:30+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

With a lot of our regular attendees away at Fightcamp this past weekend, it was done to a dedicated few to keep the home fires burning at Sunday Sparring this week.

Despite the reduced numbers there was a lot of swordfighting, interspersed with regular water breaks.  Thanks to Chris for the picture.

15 08, 2017

School Of The Sword In Local Press

2017-08-15T10:40:10+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Godalming, Press|

With last week’s Game of Thrones featuring a swordfight between two female characters, The School of the Sword took the opportunity to put a little video together for our social media channels to promote our upcoming beginners classes taking place in Godalming from September.  The school has a very diverse membership and we are keen to encourage more women to take up historical swordfighting.

The video got the attention of local news, and has been featured as part of an article on the school on the GetSurrey website.  Be sure to check out the article.

If you are interested in our upcoming beginners classes in Godalming (which are rapidly filling up) then please contact us

14 08, 2017

The School of The Sword Sees Fightcamp Success

2017-08-14T13:06:40+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Events, Rapier, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

The School of the Sword had a busy weekend this past weekend attending the annual Fightcamp event, held in the Midlands.  The event sees HEMA practitioners from around the world gather for a long weekend of camping, workshops and competitions.  The school was well represented by students from both Godalming and Reading.

Instructors Piermarco Terminiello and Jay Maxwell both taught classes.  The school also came away with a number of medals in the various competitions.

  • Maria Makarova – Silver, Eggleton Cup
  • Alexander Makarov – Silver Single Rapier; Gold Sabre
  • Matthew Crane – Bronze Single Rapier

Congratulations to all winners.


10 08, 2017

Godalming Training – 9th August 2017

2017-08-10T11:11:18+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was the last training session before a number of students head up to Fightcamp this weekend where they will be taking part in various tournaments and seminars.  So the focus of the evening was very much on sparring with a number of judged exchanges between students across a number of weapons disciplines.

There was a good quality of swordplay and sportsmanship across all experience levels, and all left feeling thoroughly exhausted.

8 08, 2017

Reading Training – 7th August 2017

2017-08-08T11:42:53+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Reading on Monday night for our weekly training session with three streams of learning on offer.

Lizzie and Chris worked with the beginners on the foundations of swordplay, Stewart took the Bolognese group through some sword & buckler, and Pim worked on some scenarios with the single rapier group.

6 08, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 6th August 2017

2017-08-06T17:15:51+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

There was a good turnout for our weekly sparring event this Sunday, which this week was held in Godalming.

Students put the time to good use, getting in some last minute prep before Fightcamp as well as trying out techniques learnt in our training sessions.

3 08, 2017

Godalming Training – August 2nd 2017

2017-08-03T21:44:48+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Wednesday night saw another of our regular training sessions in Godalming with two streams of training on offer to our students.

Adrian worked with the Bolognese group on chaining attacks together whilst Matt worked with the rapier group on proceeding with resolution.