Monthly Archives: May 2016

7 05, 2016

Fitness Training – 5th May 2016

2016-05-06T12:35:20+00:00May 7th, 2016|Fitness, Reading|

With two classes a week as well as regular sparring sessions and seminars, you are hard pushed to find a day when something isn’t going on in the School of the Sword.  However, for a number of our students, they decided that it wasn’t enough and organised a fitness session in a local park.

They battled against the midges to work on multiple areas of their training and fitness.  They started with some low intensity sparring to warm up, before working on form. The second half of the session was filled with agility, footwork, explosive movement and conditioning drills, ending with some strength exercises.

6 05, 2016

Godalming Training – 4th May 2016

2016-05-05T22:37:22+00:00May 6th, 2016|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was the start of some new training blocks on Wednesday night with a couple of students from our Reading Salle deciding to come and join us.

Fran took the sword & buckler class looking at tempe, whilst Lizzie started a block on single rapier foundations.  Pim worked with the beginners who are working toward their safety test.

There was a lot of energy and hard work in all our training streams.


5 05, 2016

Another Student Passes Safety Test

2016-05-05T21:53:12+00:00May 5th, 2016|Godalming|

Our Godalming salle saw another of our candidati pass their safety test on Wednesday night.

In order to pass the safety test students must demonstrate control, efficacy and knowledge of the cuts and guards of bolognese swordplay.

Congratulations to Charlie who rises to the rank of Studente and will now be able to progress to taking part in many of our other training streams as well as full sparring.


4 05, 2016

Come And Grapple With The School of the Sword

2016-05-04T16:04:25+00:00May 4th, 2016|Events, Godalming|

Our events team has been incredibly busy of late.  Aside from our two training classes a week, we’re increasing the number of sparring sessions and seminars for our members.

However, we’ve got a number of events coming up that will be open to wider than just school members!

The first of these will be the Grappling Workshop on the afternoon of  the 12th June 2016 at our Godalming (and International Rapier Seminar) venue.  Peter Smallridge will be joining us for a 2 hour grappling workshop after which we’ll have 3 hours of sparring.

We’re taking registrations and payment for this event through our attendance system and booking is now open to members of other HEMA schools to come and join us!  It would be great to see you.

For further details and booking: