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30 03, 2018

English Sidesword Open

2018-03-30T21:01:14+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Dagger, Events, Godalming, Trophies|

The inaugural English Sidesword Open took place in Godalming on the 24 and 25 February. We had so much fun running it and taking part that plans are already in afoot for ESO2019: it’s going to be even bigger and better!

The event consisted of workshops and tournaments: we were honoured to have guest instructors in the form of Devis Carli and Pietro Bruzzi from Sala d’Arme di Achille Marozzo in Italy, Rob Runacres from Renaissance Sword Club UK, Aaron Coode from KDF Bournemouth UK, and Chris Chatfield from 1595 Club Brighton UK.

There were six tournaments in all, a nylon and a steel stream in single Sidesword, sidesword and dagger and Sidesword and Rotella. Thanks to a dedicated army of volunteers largely made up of Sots members, we were well staffed and everything ran on time. We saw some beautiful fencing throughout the weekend.

28 01, 2018

Sunday Sparring – 28th January 2018

2018-01-28T16:06:26+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Dagger, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday sparring was in Hawley this week with a number of students turning up looking to get in some extra practise.

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.

23 01, 2018

Reading Training – 22nd January 2018

2018-01-23T12:06:35+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Our Reading students met up last night for our regular training sessions, with three streams of training on offer.

Matt & Andy continued working with the beginners on their introduction to swordplay, James taught sidesword and Christophe took the rapier group.

22 01, 2018

Sunday Sparring – 21st January 2018

2018-01-22T15:26:28+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday sparring was in Godalming this week with a number of students turning up looking to get in some extra practise.

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.

 

22 01, 2018

Godalming Training – 17th January 2018

2018-01-22T15:20:28+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered at our Godalming venue on Wednesday for our regular training session.

Fran taught a class on sword & buckler, Simon continued his block on dagger and Adrian taught an introduction to rapier.

19 01, 2018

Godalming Training – 10th January 2018

2018-01-19T00:57:47+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered at our Godalming venue the other Wednesday for our regular training session.

Fran taught a class on sword & buckler, Simon started his block on dagger and Adrian started an introduction to rapier.

9 01, 2018

Godalming Training – 3rd January 2018

2018-01-09T10:33:20+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was time for our first training session of 2018 on Wednesday with 3 streams of training available to our Godalming students.

Fran taught a class on sword & buckler, Simon started his block on dagger and Adrian started an introduction to rapier.

5 12, 2017

Reading Training – 4th December 2017

2017-12-05T16:12:26+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading|

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

Emilia continued her work with the rapier group whilst Jay took the Bolognese group through sword & rotella

3 12, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 3rd December 2017

2017-12-03T18:13:14+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday sparring was in Hawley today with a number of students turning up looking to get in some extra practise.

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.

3 12, 2017

Reading Training – 27th November 2017

2017-12-03T17:47:33+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

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

Emilia continued her work with the rapier group whilst Jay took the Bolognese group through sword & rotella