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1 10, 2017

Broadwater Bucklerthon 2017

2017-10-01T19:10:35+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Events|

This year’s Broadwater Bucklerthon will be held at our Godalming training location on 18th November 2017 from 12 noon until 5pm

Broadwater Bucklerthon is an informal sword and buckler tournament aimed at people that have yet to reach a quarter final in any weapon, who will compete in a nylon open.

Minimum kit: gloves, mask, gorget, chest protector, jacket, back of head
Recommended kit: knee, elbow, shin protection, groin guard

The tournament will run in a king of the hill format: winner stays on. Judges/scorekeepers will record who won and who lost each exchange to be totalled up at the end to see who goes through to compete in quarter finals.

There will be a maximum of 10 people to a pool. Fighting will last for 60 minutes or to 60 bouts – whichever comes first. Competitors will have numbers attached.

Scoring will be as follows (note this is much the same as the system used at the International Rapier Seminar recently)
clean hit = win,
double/afterblow = both lose and next pair on

The judge may ask fencers to confirm using an honour system. Each fencer will be allowed one protest if a score goes against them but good sportsmanship will be encouraged i.e. honesty about hits received

The judge will confide good technicality to the scorekeeper and the competitor with the most technical points will win a technical prize.

Register here, the cost of entry is £10: https://manager.dojoexpert.com/student/register.aspx?g=ab9364b2-8766-4faf-8c5d-12245f493f5d&j

The event will be followed by dinner at a local pub.

9 09, 2017

School Of The Sword Fighting For Bronze In Seattle

2017-09-09T11:26:17+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Events, Rapier|

Senior Instructor and ‘matriarch’ of the School of the Sword, Fran Terminiello, is in Seattle, Washington this weekend participating in the Swordsquatch event where she is running a workshop on rapier body mechanics.

Whilst not one of the core weapons we study, word has reached us that Fran will be fighting for bronze in the ladies’ longsword competition.  We wish Fran the best of luck!

25 08, 2017

School of the Sword Instructs At Swiss Blades

2017-09-02T21:54:36+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Events, Rapier|

The School of the Sword was in Switzerland the weekend of the 19th & 20th August attending the Swiss Blades event.

The Swiss Blades is an international Historical European Martial Arts event, organised by the HEMA division of the Association Médiévale Romande with 15 workshops over 2 days and a feder tournament.

School of the Sword world-acknowledged instructor, Jay Maxwell, taught a workshop on the cutting rapier, examining the body and blade mechanics, and optimise movement and posture using analysis of solo and partner drills to improve speed, strength and efficiency.

Thanks to Swiss Blades for the images.

14 08, 2017

The School of The Sword Sees Fightcamp Success

2017-08-14T13:06:40+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Events, Rapier, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

The School of the Sword had a busy weekend this past weekend attending the annual Fightcamp event, held in the Midlands.  The event sees HEMA practitioners from around the world gather for a long weekend of camping, workshops and competitions.  The school was well represented by students from both Godalming and Reading.

Instructors Piermarco Terminiello and Jay Maxwell both taught classes.  The school also came away with a number of medals in the various competitions.

  • Maria Makarova – Silver, Eggleton Cup
  • Alexander Makarov – Silver Single Rapier; Gold Sabre
  • Matthew Crane – Bronze Single Rapier

Congratulations to all winners.

 

17 07, 2017

Montante Seminar – 15th July 2017

2017-07-17T17:16:37+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Events, Reading|

The School of the Sword was proud to host Luke Ireland of The Exiles for a one day seminar on the Iberian montante on Saturday.

The aim was to provide an introduction to Dom Diogo Gomes de Figueiredo’s Memorial Da Prattica do Montante. Over the course of the day, students worked on many of the simple rules included in Figueiredo’s treatise, as well as expanding upon their use beyond the confines of the rules.

It was a great day and everyone really enjoyed having Luke instruct us.

2 07, 2017

The School Of The Sword Wins Medals In Ireland

2017-07-02T08:01:44+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Events, Rapier, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

The School of the Sword is in Ireland this weekend at the Feile na Gascgeigh event where we are not only fighting in tournaments but  also running a number of workshops.

Matthew Crane won silver in the Sword & Buckler competition, whilst Oli Barker also took silver in the rapier & companion weapon tournament.  Congratulations to both 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.

 

2 06, 2017

The School Of The Sword Brings Home Medals From May Melee

2017-06-02T21:15:35+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Events, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

The School Of The Sword added to their medal tally this past weekend, with a couple of medals from the May Melee.

Alexander Makarov took gold and Jay Maxwell took silver in the sword and buckler tournament. Ties Kool of HVN took bronze.  Congratulations to all winners.