Monthly Archives: September 2016

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30 09, 2016

Reading Training – 26th September 2016

2016-09-30T16:42:57+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students turned up on Monday night for our regular training session in Reading.

Pim continued his work with the rapier & dagger teaching stream on tactics, Matt and James took the students in our beginners course through the foundations of swordplay and Lizzie continued her work in the Bolognese stream on attacks from Manciolino.

28 09, 2016

Godalming Training – 21st September 2016

2016-09-28T08:49:26+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was another busy night at Godalming last Wednesday with three streams of training.

Fran worked with the beginners on the foundations of swordplay whilst Lizzie took the Bolognese group through attacks from Manciolino, and Pim continued his work on tactics in rapier & dagger.

20 09, 2016

Reading Training – 19th September 2016

2016-09-20T12:44:50+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

A good turnout at Reading on Monday night with the sports hall packed with practitioners of all levels.

Lizzie continued her work in the Bolognese stream on attacks from Manciolino, the rapier & dagger teaching stream were taken through counter-posture by Pim, and Matt and James continued to work with our recent intake of beginners.

19 09, 2016

Sunday Sparring – 18th September 2016

2016-09-19T17:53:56+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday Sparring went to Godalming this past weekend as students from both our Reading and Godalming salles met up to put in a bit of extra sparring time and try to put into practise techniques learnt at our training sessions.

There was a multitude of weapon combinations crammed into our 2.5 hour session including rapier & dagger, sidesword & buckler, single sidesword, single rapier,  rapier & cloak and even montante.

18 09, 2016

Godalming Training – 14th September 2016

2016-09-17T07:52:53+00:00 September 18th, 2016|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was a very intense session on Wednesday night with a good level of concentration from all students despite getting very hot and sweaty.

Pim worked with the rapier & dagger group on counter-posture whilst Lizzie continued her teach block on Manciolino’s attacks with the Bolognese group.  Fran taught the beginners who are working towards their safety test

 

17 09, 2016

Reading Training – 12th September 2016

2016-09-17T07:53:37+00:00 September 17th, 2016|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

It was an eventful night in Reading on Monday with a lot of activity in each of our three teaching streams.

James worked with the beginners on cutting between guards, Lizzie continued her work with the Bolognese group on Manciolino’s attacks, whilst Pim took the rapier & dagger class through counter-posture in rapier & dagger

 

13 09, 2016

Sunday Sparring – 11th September 2016

2016-09-12T09:34:27+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Sparring was back in Hawley on Sunday with a number of students from both our Reading and Godalming salles turning up to put techniques they’ve been using into practise.

It was an intense session with a good mix of weapons including rapier & dagger, as well as sword & buckler.

 

12 09, 2016

Godalming Training – 7th September 2016

2016-09-12T09:30:16+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Our Godalming salle saw in September with a good turnout on Wednesday night with our usual three streams of training.

Lizzie worked with the Bolognese group on Manciolino’s attacks from coda lunga e stretta, Fran worked with the beginners progressing toward their safety test and Pim took the Rapier & Dagger group through footwork.

5 09, 2016

Reading Training – 5th September 2016

2016-09-05T23:07:45+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

It was an extremely busy night at Reading on Monday night with twenty new students starting their six week beginners course, bringing our attendance for the evening to thirty-nine.  We only run these a few times a year, introducing people to the foundations of swordplay.

Whilst Matt & James started them off on their first week, Lizzie worked with the Bolognese group and Pim started a new teaching block on rapier & dagger

 

3 09, 2016

Godalming Training – 31st August 2016

2016-09-02T12:17:54+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Wednesday saw our regular Godalming training session and despite it being holiday season there was again a great turnout.

Pim took the rapier and dagger group through some footwork drills, Lizzie took the bolognese group and Fran progressed the beginners towards their safety test.