Monthly Archives: December 2015

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4 12, 2015

Conditioning Session – 3rd December 2015

2015-12-04T19:13:24+00:00December 4th, 2015|Fitness, Godalming, Reading|

On Thursday night a mixed group of senior and intermediate students met for our first conditioning session. The aim of the group is to improve our agility, stamina and strength to support our learning of renaissance sword work.

The class consisted of a dynamic warm up, agility and footwork drills and some high intensity interval training. There was a wide range of different ability levels in the group but everyone was able to work at a pace suitable for them, giving everyone a thorough workout.

There is one more conditioning session before Christmas on December the 10th at Sandhurst Sports Centre, starting at 19:30.

3 12, 2015

Godalming Training – 2nd December 2015

2015-12-03T11:23:25+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

A good turnout on Wednesday for our Godalming Class including a guest from Switzerland.

The seniors focused on counters in rapier and dagger.  The sword and buckler group worked on cutting with some brilliant progress all the way through.

3 12, 2015

Reading Training – 30th November 2015

2015-12-03T11:17:12+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Another busy night in Reading on Monday.  Whilst Fran and Stewart worked with the beginner’s group over at Rivermead Leisure Centre, across town the intermediates and seniors also met.

The intermediates were working on a drill from dall’Agocchie regarding thrusts, whilst the seniors were working from Fabris on defending against cuts.  A busy night but a lot of progress reported during our debrief.

Thanks to David for some pictures!