Monthly Archives: June 2017

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30 06, 2017

Godalming Sees Influx of New Studenti

2017-06-30T18:19:43+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Godalming, Sword & Buckler|

Wednesday saw four of our Godalming Candidati pass their their safety test and progress to the rank of Studente

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

Isabella, Sam, Michael, and Jacob will now be able to take part in many of our other training streams as well as full sparring.  Congratulations to them all!

29 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 28th June 2017

2017-06-29T22:22:54+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students came to Godalming on Wednesday night for our weekly training session, with three streams of study available.

Lizzie and Kaston worked with the beginners on preparing for their safety test, Adrian worked with the bolognese group and Fran took the rapier group.

28 06, 2017

Reading Training – 26th June 2017

2017-06-28T09:02:43+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Monday night saw our regular Reading session with two streams of training available.

Pim took the bolognese group through some sword & buckler whilst Jay went through single rapier.

27 06, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 25th June 2017

2017-06-27T08:46:27+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Reading on Sunday for our latest Sunday sparring session.

These free sessions for students allow them to get in some valuable sparring time, practising the techniques they’ve learnt in our training sessions.  It also allows them to spar with people they don’t normally train with as well as try out some fun weapon combinations that are not part of our curriculum.

25 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 21st June 2017

2017-06-25T16:11:33+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Given the rare heatwave, students at Wednesday night’s training session got to train outdoors.

Fran worked with the rapier group on use of the dagger, Adrian continued his work on Manciolino with the bolognese group and Lizzie worked with the beginners approaching their safety test

24 06, 2017

Reading Training – 19th June 2017

2017-06-24T10:54:02+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Monday night saw our regular training session in Reading.

We had two streams on offer:  Pim took the Bolognese group whilst Jay looked at single rapier.

22 06, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 18th June 2017

2017-06-22T10:23:22+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students from both Reading and Godalming gathered in Hawley on Sunday for our regular Sunday Sparring session.

With a number of tournaments coming up over the summer, Sunday sparring is the perfect opportunity to practise techniques learnt in our training sessions as well as get experience from fighting a range of opponents.

21 06, 2017

The School of The Sword Sees Wins In France

2017-06-21T09:18:20+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Rapier, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

The School of the Sword’s impressive 2017 medal haul continues with further wins in competition this past weekend.

Representing the school at the Villeneuve HEMA Tournament in France, Alexander ‘Sasha’ Makarov managed to come away with a gold in the rapier competition and a bronze in the sword & buckler.

Sasha is having a great year having recently finished 2nd in the Rapier & Dagger Nordic League.  Congratulations, Sasha.  We’re sure this won’t be the last of your medals in 2017

20 06, 2017

Godalming Sees More Students Pass Safety Test

2017-06-20T11:14:11+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Godalming, Sword & Buckler|

John and Phil are the latest of our students to pass their 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.

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

18 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 14th June 2017

2017-06-18T19:28:55+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Wednesday saw our regular Godalming training session with three streams on offer.

Simon and Kastan worked with beginners progressing towards their safety test, Adrian worked with the Bolognese group on sword & buckler, and Fran continued her lesson on introduction to single rapier.