Monthly Archives: November 2017

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11 11, 2017

Two More Reading Students Pass Safety Test

2017-11-11T09:45:47+00:00November 11th, 2017|Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Jason and Louise 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.

Jason and Louise will now be able to progress to taking part in our other training streams as well as full sparring.

10 11, 2017

Reading Training – 6th November 2017

2017-11-10T14:00:46+00:00November 10th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

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

Emilia continued her work with the rapier group on guarding against cuts, Jay took the Bolognese group and Stewart worked with the students progressing towards their safety test.

10 11, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 5th November 2017

2017-11-10T13:40:59+00:00November 10th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, 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.

8 11, 2017

School Of The Sword Sees Success At Swordfish In Sweden

2017-11-08T10:51:23+00:00November 8th, 2017|Dagger, Events, Rapier, Trophies|

Five of our students travelled to Gothenburg, Sweden to take part in the Swordfish tournament this past weekend.

Generally considered one of the premier events in the world, Swordfish draws the best HEMA fencers from around the globe in what is an ever-increasingly-difficult tournament.  Students represented the school brilliantly in the rapier & dagger competition, and Alexander Makarov managed to secure a bronze medal in the Longsword competition.  Congratulations Sasha!

8 11, 2017

Godalming Training – 1st November 2017

2017-11-08T10:29:08+00:00November 8th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Godalming last Wednesday for our weekly training session.

As always there were multiple streams on offer:  Beginners working towards their safety test so they can then spar with other students, Bolognese working on sword & buckler, as well as rapier & dagger.

2 11, 2017

Reading Training – 30th October 2017

2017-11-10T13:41:42+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Our Reading students were joined by a guest instructor on Monday night.  Emilia Skirmuntt took our rapier students through dealing with cuts.

Meanwhile Stewart worked with the beginners working towards their safety test and Jay worked with the bolognese group.

 

1 11, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 28th October 2017

2017-11-01T22:08:19+00:00November 1st, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Wessex League Reading might have only been the day before but with both Broadwater Bucklerthon and Swordfish tournaments looming, students took the opportunity to turn up in Godalming on Sunday morning to get in some extra sparring.

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.