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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

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.

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.

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.

8 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 7th June 2017

2017-06-08T16:45:19+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Godalming on Wednesday night for our regular training session and our three training streams on offer.

Lizzie worked with students progressing toward their safety test, Adrian took the Bolognese group through some sword & buckler attacks and counters, whilst Fran ran an introduction to rapier session.

 

4 06, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 4th June 2017

2017-06-04T16:05:21+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

The School of the Sword members met up in Hawley on Sunday for an intense session of sparring.  Single rapier, single sidesword, sword & buckler, and rapier & dagger were all in play.

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.

2 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 31st May 2017

2017-06-02T21:22:07+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Due to a medical emergency with the 5-A-Side football group that has the hall before us, our Godalming students took their training to the tennis courts for some outdoor training on Wednesday night.

Fran worked with the beginners working towards their safety test, Sasha worked with the rapier group, and Simon worked with the Bolognese group.

 

2 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 24th May 2017

2017-06-02T20:14:10+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Godalming on a very warm evening on the 24th May for our weekly Wednesday night training session.

Fran worked with the beginners working towards their safety test; Simon taught the Bolognese class looking at attacks and counters from guardia di sotto braccio; and Sasha took the rapier group through body mechanics and structure.