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16 08, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 13th August 2017

2017-08-16T09:03:30+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

With a lot of our regular attendees away at Fightcamp this past weekend, it was done to a dedicated few to keep the home fires burning at Sunday Sparring this week.

Despite the reduced numbers there was a lot of swordfighting, interspersed with regular water breaks.  Thanks to Chris for the picture.

3 08, 2017

Godalming Training – August 2nd 2017

2017-08-03T21:44:48+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Wednesday night saw another of our regular training sessions in Godalming with two streams of training on offer to our students.

Adrian worked with the Bolognese group on chaining attacks together whilst Matt worked with the rapier group on proceeding with resolution.

30 07, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 30th July 2017

2017-07-30T17:18:32+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students from both Godalming and Reading gathered in Hawley this weekend for our regular Sunday sparring event.

These free sessions for students allow them to get in some valuable sparring time, practising the techniques they’ve learnt in our training sessions.  It also 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.

29 07, 2017

Godalming Training – 26th July 2017

2017-07-29T14:33:10+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was another fun night on Wednesday as students turned up at Godalming to participate in one of two streams of learning available.

Adrian finished his block on tournaments with the final competition and the announcement of the winners of the internal “Haribo” League.  Matt, meanwhile, worked with the rapier group.

26 07, 2017

Reading Training – 24th July 2017

2017-07-26T09:47:21+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Another busy night in Reading with three streams of training on offer to our students.

Josh & Lizzie worked with the beginners on their foundations of swordplay, Simon continued his block on the use of the dagger, and Matt ran a single rapier tournament in preparation for Fightcamp.

24 07, 2017

The School Of The Sword Wins Big At Astolat

2017-07-24T14:04:55+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

The School of the Sword had a large presence at this weekend’s Astolat tournament with not only a bunch of medal wins but a number of students making it through to the latter stages of the various competitions, a number for the first time.  There was great camaraderie throughout the whole weekend, with a number of students just turning up to support those competing or to help with judging.

Congratulations to the following:

  • Maria Makarova – Rapier & Dagger (Women) Gold, Longsword (Women) Gold
  • Lynette Nusbacher – Sword & Buckler (Women) Gold
  • Fran Terminiello – Rapier & Dagger (Women) Silver, Sword & Buckler (Women) Silver, Longsword (Women) Silver
  • Lizzie Rose – Rapier & Dagger (Women) Bronze
  • Piermarco Terminiello – Rapier & Dagger (Mixed) Gold, Sword & Buckler (Mixed) Gold
  • Matthew Crane – Rapier & Dagger (Mixed) Silver
24 07, 2017

Godalming Training – 19th July 2017

2017-07-24T13:36:54+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was the last training session before Astolat on Wednesday night in Godalming, so the evening featured a couple of tournament related streams.

Adrian looked at tactics with his Sword & Buckler doubles competition, whilst Fran ran timed bouts for the rapier group

21 07, 2017

Reading Training – 17th July 2017

2017-07-21T15:51:14+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

It was another busy night on Monday with students participating in one of three training streams.

Lizzie and Josh took the beginners through the foundations of swordplay, Pim ran a practise tournament for the rapier & dagger students, and Simon continued with his block on the dagger, this time including the cloak!

 

19 07, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 16th July 2017

2017-07-19T08:30:29+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Hawley on Sunday for the last sparring session before the Astolat tournament next week, which a lot of students will be participating in.

These free sessions for students allow them to get in some valuable sparring time, practising the techniques they’ve learnt in our training sessions.  It also 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.

16 07, 2017

Godalming Training – 12th July 2017

2017-07-16T20:39:27+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students trained outside again on Wednesday night at our regular Godalming training session.

It was a night for some fun tournament practise with the bolognese group competing in the “Haribo Starmix Open” and the rapier & dagger group competing in the “Coca Cola Cup”.