Monthly Archives: August 2015

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27 08, 2015

Reading Training – 24th August 2015

2015-08-27T11:56:03+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Reading|

The second of our case of swords workshops at School of the Sword Reading tonight. We looked at attacking and finished with some flow work and free play.

Congratulations to Kasten who passed his safety test!

21 08, 2015

Godalming Training – 19th August 2015

2015-08-21T08:50:56+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Godalming|

The two swords fun continues in our Godalming class, and everyone, including some brand new students, got involved.

Hard work and lots of energy tonight.

19 08, 2015

Reading Training – 17th August 2015

2015-08-19T10:01:11+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Reading|

A record turnout for Reading as the group followed the Godalming group and had their first lesson in fighting with two swords.

Circle debrief at the end of the lesson revealed that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and is looking forward to continuing next week.

16 08, 2015

Godalming Training – 12th August 2015

2015-08-16T11:07:30+00:00 August 16th, 2015|Godalming|

A fun night where both beginners and seniors got to work together.  Tonight at Godalming everyone got to start on a couple of week’s worth of training focusing on using two swords.  Not only is dual-wielding fun and historically accurate, it’s also very difficult for novice and experienced sword fighters alike.

16 08, 2015

Reading Training – 10th August 2015

2015-08-16T11:00:58+00:00 August 16th, 2015|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

A busy night despite it being only a day after the end of Fightcamp.  Whilst the beginner’s group continued to work on cutting, Fran gave a mix of intermediates and seniors the class she gave at Fightcamp on rapier basics.  This lead to some very impressive voiding during the low speed drills.  Finally, a group of seniors studied a section from Alfieri on wounding and disarming seeing if they could put it to practical use.

16 08, 2015

SotS Takes Rapier Silver At Fightcamp

2015-09-06T16:59:49+00:00 August 16th, 2015|Events, Rapier, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

Last weekend, School of the Sword turned out in force at the annual Fightcamp event near Coventry. Instructors, Pim and Fran, gave a beginner’s rapier class to attendees as part of the programme of events.

School of the Sword was also well represented in the various tournaments making it to the semi-finals in a number of disciplines. We also made the medals, with Piermarco Terminello taking Silver in the rapier competition.

12 08, 2015

Reading Training – 3rd August 2015

2015-08-12T12:19:09+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Rapier, Reading|

The week before fightcamp and the seniors were putting in some last minute practise with rapier.  The beginners group continued to work toward their safety test