Monthly Archives: September 2018

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20 09, 2018

Opening Night at Oxford

2018-09-20T22:54:43+00:00September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Lead instructor Emilia taught the first class of the beginners course at our new chapter in Oxford this evening. We were fully booked as eager new students picked up the longsword for the first time and learned about the principles of longsword according to Fiore dei Liberi.

Classes take place each Thursday at Magdalen College School.

10 09, 2018

Six Medals for SotS at Wessex London 2018

2018-09-10T14:40:40+00:00September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Sots brought home wins from the first leg of the Wessex League 2018 hosted by London Historical Fencing Club this weekend in south London.

Reigning league champion for open r&d Stewart Hotston took gold in open rapier and dagger as well as silver in open sword and buckler.

And women’s longsword league winner 2017 Fran Terminiello took gold again in women’s longsword. Emilia Skirmuntt placed bronze. And for women’s rapier and dagger Fran and Emilia placed silver and bronze respectively. Well done to all SoTS members who not only competed admirably and with great skill but also worked hard to staff this event.

The league, in its second year, has several School members on the organising committee, Sots hosted the second chapter last year in Reading.

The next chapter takes place in Taunton on 29/30 September and is hosted by Taunton Longsword Association.

2 09, 2018

Sunday Sparring

2018-09-02T20:09:28+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

We had a busy session this afternoon in Godalming, with the Wessex League starting next Saturday in London it was probably not surprising that a lot of us wanted to hone our skills.

It was also the end of Mark’s block on Agrippa single sword so lots of people wanted to use the time to try out what they had learned.

On Wednesday Lynette will continue her block on rapier & dagger, and Simon will be joining us to look at sidesword and parrying gauntlet according to the Anonimo Bolognese as translated by Piermarco.