Monthly Archives: February 2016

11 02, 2016

Reading Training – 8th February 2016

2016-02-11T17:00:21+00:00February 11th, 2016|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Another good turnout at all levels on Monday night with students making some excellent progress.  The beginners were busy putting the finishing touches on their form ahead of their safety test, the Bolognese group were studying lunge mechanics and the Rapier & Dagger group went through tournament judging.

9 02, 2016

That Bizarre Moment When…

2016-02-09T08:51:39+00:00February 9th, 2016|Reading|

… you turn up in the car park ahead of training and think you’ve either walked into a mashup of Highlander meets Fight Club…  OR … Matt’s turned up with the school order of Montantes from Black Fencer.


4 02, 2016

Godalming Training – 3rd February 2016

2016-02-04T21:04:56+00:00February 4th, 2016|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

The theme on Wednesday night at Godalming was all about movement.  The beginners worked with Lizzie on the form needed for their safety test.  Fran worked with the rapier group on some voiding drills.  And Pim worked with the sword and buckler group on fighting at different measures.

4 02, 2016

Reading Training – 1st February 2016

2016-02-04T21:05:31+00:00February 4th, 2016|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Another busy night at Reading on Monday.  Our beginners worked toward their safety test with Lorcan.  Jay worked with the Bolognese group on grapples and Matt covered Alfieri’s humors with the rapier group.


1 02, 2016

School Of The Sword Instructing At Spring Exchange

2016-02-01T13:47:32+00:00February 1st, 2016|Events|

This Easter, three of our instructors will be heading up to York to instruct at the 2016 Spring Exchange.

Jay Maxwell will be looking at single and dual Sword use in the Florentine System in “A Case of Sideswords”.   Matt Crane will be doing a session on Fabris Rapier & Cloak entitled “Always know where your towel is!”  And Lizzie Wilson will be doing an Introduction to Bolognese Sword and Buckler.

For further details and booking instructions check out the BFHS Website

1 02, 2016

Sunday Sparring – 31st January 2016

2016-02-01T13:28:09+00:00February 1st, 2016|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Members from both our Reading and Godalming classes met up on Sunday for three hours of sparring across a number of disciplines.   A good chance to practise skills picked up in classes over the past few weeks, there was a lot of hard work crammed into the session.