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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.

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.