Monthly Archives: November 2015

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10 11, 2015

Fabris Seminar – 7th November 2015

2015-11-10T10:44:15+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Dagger, Rapier|

Senior students from both groups gathered in Godalming this past weekend for a special seminar on Fabris from senior instructor, Phil Marhsall.

Salvatore Fabris was an Italian fencing master whose treatise,  Lo Schermo, overo Scienza d’Arme, was a bestseller, being reprinted for over 100 years.

For 6 hours, they contorted themselves into the various guards as they went through a number of techniques.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the session (though there were some reports of a lot of aches in the days that followed) and the day ended with a social in town.

10 11, 2015

Reading Group In The Press

2015-11-10T10:27:33+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Dagger, Press, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Our Reading group was recently in the news again with this great piece on the GetReading website talking about our training and new introductory courses.

Not only does the article feature a quote from instructor Fran but it also gives some nice background to HEMA by embedding the Back to the Source documentary that many of the school feature in.

Be sure to check it out!

http://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/reading-gets-taste-italian-swordmanship-10368320

5 11, 2015

Godalming Training – 4th November 2015

2015-11-05T08:49:53+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

In Godalming, this week, the rapier group worked on expanding their toolbox by looking at the use of the sword in rapier and dagger, while sword and buckler had a technical class prepping for the safety test.

5 11, 2015

Reading Training – 2nd November 2015

2015-11-05T08:40:53+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

We were back at Rivermead Leisure Centre this week which is likely to be our home until at least Xmas.

The beginners group went off to the dance studio to work on sword and buckler whilst the seniors contorted themselves into the various Fabris guards of 1st and 2nd.  There were a few of aches reported the following day but everyone agreed it was a great session.