Monthly Archives: June 2017

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14 06, 2017

Reading Training – 12th June 2017

2017-06-14T11:56:51+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

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

We had two streams of training on offer.  Jay took the rapier group through some single rapier drills, whilst Pim worked with the Bolognese group on sword & buckler.

 

13 06, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 11th June 2017

2017-06-13T21:12:47+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Godalming played host to Sunday sparring this week.  The sparring provides an ideal opportunity for students to fight people they don’t normally fight as well as put into practise techniques they have learnt during training.

There was a good mix of weapons and a lot of energy despite many of our regulars being away at competition.

12 06, 2017

Godalming Adds Two More Studenti

2017-06-12T11:50:23+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Godalming, Sword & Buckler|

Wednesday’s training session saw the addition of two new studenti after both Ben and Mikolaj passed their safety test and risen from the rank of Candidati.

After many weeks of hard work learning, Ben & Mikolaj have shown that they have understood the foundations of swordplay and are now ready to engage in a wider range of training as a Studente.

Congratulations to the pair of them.

11 06, 2017

The School of the Sword Takes Gold In Greece

2017-06-11T08:20:24+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Dagger, Events, Rapier, Trophies|

The School of the Sword hasn’t just been winning medals in Sweden this weekend.

We’ve also been represented at the HEMAthlon event in Athens this weekend where Apollon Makropoulos has taken gold in the rapier & dagger tournament.  This is Apollon’s first medal in HEMA.

Congratulations Apollon, we hope it’s the first of many and we look forward to seeing you at training on Wednesday.

 

11 06, 2017

The School of the Sword Pillages Sweden

2017-06-11T08:12:59+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Dagger, Events, Rapier, Trophies|

The School of the Sword will return from the Swedish Open 2017 with an impressive array of medals and trophies.

In the Rapier & Dagger competition, Piermarco ‘Pim’ Terminiello brings home gold, whilst Alexander ‘Sasha’ Makarov took bronze in the competition.

This means that in the 2017 Nordic League  (comprised of the results from the Helsinki Open, Scania Open, Norway Open and Sweden Open)  Piermarco Terminiello takes 1st place in rapier & dagger and Alexander Makarov takes 2nd, with The School of the Sword having taken gold in every single rapier & dagger tournament in the league.

As if this wasn’t enough, Pim is also bringing home a bronze from the Swedish Open 2017 Sabre competition.

Needless to say that we’re incredibly proud of both Pim and Sasha for their achievements and look forward to seeing them in training and sparring soon.

 

 

9 06, 2017

The School Of The Sword Guaranteed Medals In Sweden

2017-06-09T16:59:01+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Dagger, Events, Rapier, Trophies|

Members of The School of the Sword are fighting in Kristinehamn, Sweden this weekend at the Swedish Open 2017.

Alexander Makarov beat Kristofer Stanson for bronze in the rapier & dagger tournament, whilst Piermarco Terminiello will face Victor Hesel for the gold medal tomorrow.

This event represents the culmination of the 2017 Nordic League in which Alexander Makarov is now guaranteed second place in the rapier & dagger league and Piermarco Terminiello is guaranteed first place.

Congratulations all.  We’ll be wishing all the best for Pim for tomorrow.

 

8 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 7th June 2017

2017-06-08T16:45:19+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Godalming on Wednesday night for our regular training session and our three training streams on offer.

Lizzie worked with students progressing toward their safety test, Adrian took the Bolognese group through some sword & buckler attacks and counters, whilst Fran ran an introduction to rapier session.

 

6 06, 2017

Reading Training – 5th June 2017

2017-06-06T09:10:16+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Our Reading students gathered for our regular Monday night training session last night with two streams of training on offer.

Pim worked with the Bolognese group on sword & buckler whilst  Jay worked with the single rapier group on cuts.

4 06, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 4th June 2017

2017-06-04T16:05:21+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

The School of the Sword members met up in Hawley on Sunday for an intense session of sparring.  Single rapier, single sidesword, sword & buckler, and rapier & dagger were all in play.

The sparring provides an ideal opportunity for students to fight people they don’t normally fight as well as put into practise techniques they have learnt during training.

2 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 31st May 2017

2017-06-02T21:22:07+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Due to a medical emergency with the 5-A-Side football group that has the hall before us, our Godalming students took their training to the tennis courts for some outdoor training on Wednesday night.

Fran worked with the beginners working towards their safety test, Sasha worked with the rapier group, and Simon worked with the Bolognese group.