Monthly Archives: October 2017

//October
30 10, 2017

The School Of The Sword Collects Medal Haul At Wessex League Reading

2017-10-30T17:07:40+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Dagger, Events, Rapier, Trophies|

Saturday saw the latest leg of the new Wessex league tournament in Reading where a large number of the School of the Sword students took part.    The Wessex League is a series of tournaments aimed at all HEMA practitioners that want to experience competition for the first time or to step up their game. It has the format of international HEMA competition while remaining accessible and friendly.

Members of the school performed well in competition, with us taking away a number of medals and continuing to be ranked a very solid first in the team competition.

  • Fran Terminiello – Gold Ladies Longsword
  • Maria Makarova – Gold Ladies Rapier & Dagger, Bronze Ladies Longsword
  • Lizzie Wilson – Bronze Ladies Rapier & Dagger
  • Stewart Hotston  – Gold Open Rapier & Dagger
  • Matthew Crane – Silver Open Rapier & Dagger
  • Jay Maxwell – Bronze Open Rapier & Dagger

Congratulations to all the winners!

26 10, 2017

Godalming Training – 25th October 2017

2017-10-27T09:24:31+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students turned up in Godalming on Wednesday night for our regular training session.

Fran worked with the beginners progressing towards their safety test, Simon took the bolognese class, and Pim worked with the rapier & dagger group.

24 10, 2017

Reading Training – 23rd October 2017

2017-10-24T20:35:49+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

On Monday, our students gathered in Reading for our regular training session.

Stewart worked with the beginners progressing towards their safety test.  Meanwhile the studenti took advantage of a sparring night to get in some practise ahead of a number of tournaments as well as try out things they have learnt in training.

24 10, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 22nd October 2017

2017-10-24T20:10:19+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday sparring was in Hawley this past Sunday, with a large turnout of students.

These free sessions for students  who have passed their safety test allow them to get in some valuable sparring time, practising the techniques they’ve learnt in our training sessions.  It 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.

24 10, 2017

Godalming Training – 18th October 2017

2017-10-24T20:02:39+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students met up in Godalming for our regular Wednesday training session.

Lynette worked with the rapier & dagger group, Fran had the beginners and the bolognese group working together, and  a number of senior students who have upcoming tournaments ran a feedback session.

24 10, 2017

Reading Training – 16th October 2017

2017-10-24T19:50:05+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

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

Matt taught Fabris rapier & dagger, Josh took the bolognese class, and Fran worked with the beginner’s progressing towards their safety test

22 10, 2017

School Of The Sword Instructs In Romania

2017-10-22T07:53:27+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Events, Rapier|

The School of the Sword was in Romania when instructors Piermarco Terminiello and Adrian Faulkner attended Optimus – Bucharest HEMA Open 2017.

This new HEMA event, organised by HEMA – Societas Milites Getae, was held in the ground of a Romanian Palace and saw our instructors not only give a couple of seminars on the use of the sidesword & rapier, but also help judge the longsword competition.

With an amazing location, good attendance from across Europe, great weather and excellent organisation this proved to be an event to be remembered and we’d like to thank both organisers and participants for making us feel so royally welcome.

22 10, 2017

Reading Training – 9th October 2017

2017-10-22T07:42:48+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

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

Matt taught Fabris rapier & dagger, Josh took the bolognese class, and Simon worked with the beginner’s progressing towards their safety test

18 10, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 8th October 2017

2017-10-18T16:23:39+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday sparring was in Hawley the other Sunday.

These free sessions for students  who have passed their safety test allow them to get in some valuable sparring time, practising the techniques they’ve learnt in our training sessions.  It 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.

Thanks to Christophe for the pictures

17 10, 2017

Godalming Training – 4th October 2017

2017-10-17T20:26:11+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students met up in Godalming for our regular Wednesday training session.

Lynette worked with the rapier & dagger group, Adrian worked with the bolognese students and Fran took the beginners currently on their introduction to swordplay.