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28 02, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 26th February 2017

2017-02-26T21:30:09+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday sparring was in Hawley again this past Sunday where students got another chance to put skills learnt during our training sessions into action.

Students put the two hours to good use with a large mix of weapons in play:  Sideword & buckler, rapiers, daggers, cloaks, smallsword, and even some Montante.

 

27 02, 2017

Godalming Training – 22nd February 2017

2017-02-26T21:23:34+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It was another busy night in Godalming with not three, but four streams of training!

Lynette continued her work on single rapier whilst Lizzie worked with students approaching their safety test.  Fran and Kasten worked with the latest batch of candidati working on their beginner’s course on the foundations of swordplay, and Adrian took the Bolognese group through some Sword & Buckler.  Guardia Alta was a theme across all groups.

26 02, 2017

Godalming Sees Another Student Pass Safety Test

2017-02-26T21:33:08+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Godalming, Sword & Buckler|

After many weeks of hard work learning the foundations of swordplay we’ve seen a number of students ready to take the safety test that they need to pass in order to progress onto sparring and other training streams.  The safety test shows they have understood the foundations of swordplay and are now ready to engage in a wider range of training as a Studente.

Congratulations to April who on Wednesday night became the latest member to pass their safety test and rise from the rank of Candidati to Studente.

22 02, 2017

Reading Training – 20th February 2017

2017-02-21T11:51:56+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

The hall was packed once again on Monday night at our regular Reading training session.

Matt worked with the Bolognese group on sword & buckler, Pim continued his stream on single rapier and Dan & Stewart worked with the beginners working their way through their foundation to swordplay.

21 02, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 19th February 2017

2017-02-21T11:41:58+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

One of the fun things about Sunday sparring is that it often gives students a chance to experience weapons they’ve not trained with before, or even weapons that we don’t train as a school.  So as well as the usual mix of sidesword, single sidesword and buckler, rapier, and rapier & dagger, Sunday saw us playing with sabres, longswords and smallswords.

It was a fun, energetic session that left us all covered in sweat but with smiles on our faces.

19 02, 2017

Godalming Training – 15th February 2017

2017-02-18T16:21:45+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Guardia Alta was a consistent theme tonight at our regular Wednesday night training session in Godalming with all of our training streams working with it.

Lynette continued with her work on introduction to single rapier whilst Adrian worked with the bolognese group on attacks from the guard.  Lizzie worked with beginners preparing for their safety test, whilst Fran worked with the new beginners on their introduction to swordplay.

18 02, 2017

Reading Training – 13th February 2017

2017-02-18T16:17:12+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

It was another busy night in Reading on Monday where we warmed up with a couple of hectic games of Bucklerball!

Matt took the Bolognese stream, whilst Pim worked with those students interested in progressing their single rapier.  Meanwhile Stewart and Dan worked with the beginners on their foundation of swordplay.

12 02, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 12th February 2017

2017-02-12T19:51:03+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students from both Godalming and Reading turned out on Sunday morning for the latest in our regular sparring sessions.   These provide an excellent opportunity for students to get some practical experience of using methods they learn in our training sessions.

There was a good mix of single rapier, rapier & dagger, and sword & buckler fights taking place over a fun, intense two hours.

10 02, 2017

Godalming Training – 8th February 2017

2017-02-10T18:03:59+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was a busy night at Godalming on Wednesday with two new blocks of training and the start of a new beginner’s group.

Fran took the new candidati through week 1 of their introduction to swordplay, Adrian worked with the Bolognese group on cuts from Manciolino whilst Lynette started an introduction to single rapier.

9 02, 2017

Another Godalming Student Passes Safety Test

2017-02-09T19:58:07+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Godalming, Sword & Buckler|

Our Godalming salle saw yet another of our beginners 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 Rowan 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.