Monthly Archives: February 2017

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8 02, 2017

Reading Training – 6th February 2017

2017-02-07T22:17:33+00:00February 8th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

It was another busy night in Reading on Monday night with three streams of training on offer.

Stewart and Dan worked with the beginners on their introduction course, whilst Pim taught single rapier and Matt taught Bolognese sword & buckler.

7 02, 2017

School of The Sword Features Heavily In New International Rankings

2017-02-07T21:34:07+00:00February 7th, 2017|Dagger, Events, Rapier, Trophies|

The School of the Sword is a very diverse school, not just in terms of our students, but also in our aims.  Some students just come along for a bit of exercise and fun once a week, some are interested in translating and interpreting historical documents, and others are interested in taking part in tournaments around the world.

With so many different independent circuits, rule sets and events it’s been difficult to try and work out overall how HEMA practitioners stack up against each other.  However, a new site, called HEMAratings, has just been launched aimed at giving the international ranking for fighters across a range of disciplines.

The School of the Sword features heavily in a number of categories, including being the 3rd most represented school in the Rapier & Dagger category.  Even better, our very own Piermarco Terminiello has been ranked #1 in the discipline.

With more students reaching the skill level to be able to take part in international competitions we’re hopeful that our standing on the world stage will continue to improve through 2017 and into the future.

6 02, 2017

Untournament – 5th February 2017

2017-02-06T00:26:01+00:00February 6th, 2017|Dagger, Events, Rapier, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

A number of School of the Sword students took part in the Untournament on Sunday.

Designed as a practise session for judges ahead of the Astolat HEMA open, it gave participants the opportunity to practise their skills with longsword, sword & buckler, or rapier & dagger against one another under tournament conditions.

All our students, from seasoned tournament fighters to those in their first competition, did the school proud with a number of students making the semi-finals in the Rapier & Dagger and Sword & Buckler competition.

Against skilled competition from across the UK, Piermarco Terminiello took first place in both the Rapier & Dagger, and Sword & Buckler competitions, whilst Stewart Hotston took third place in Sword & Buckler.

4 02, 2017

Godalming Training – 1st February 2017

2017-02-03T00:08:21+00:00February 4th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Our Godalming students came together on Wednesday night for our regular training session with three streams of training on offer.

Adrian worked with the beginners approaching their safety tests, Lizzie worked with the Bolognese group and Pim continued his work on the single rapier.

3 02, 2017

Another Studente Passes Safety Test

2017-02-03T00:04:02+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Godalming|

Paul is the latest of our students to pass his safety test and join the ranks of our Studenti.

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

Paul will now be able to progress to taking part in many of our other training streams as well as full sparring.

1 02, 2017

Reading Training – 30th January 2017

2017-02-01T10:43:53+00:00February 1st, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

The sports hall was packed on Monday night as we ran our regular three streams of training.

Stewart and Dan worked with the beginners on week 4 of their introduction to swordplay.  Meanwhile Matt took the Bolognese group whilst Pim taught single rapier.