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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.

15 08, 2017

School Of The Sword In Local Press

2017-08-15T10:40:10+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Godalming, Press|

With last week’s Game of Thrones featuring a swordfight between two female characters, The School of the Sword took the opportunity to put a little video together for our social media channels to promote our upcoming beginners classes taking place in Godalming from September.  The school has a very diverse membership and we are keen to encourage more women to take up historical swordfighting.

The video got the attention of local news, and has been featured as part of an article on the school on the GetSurrey website.  Be sure to check out the article.

If you are interested in our upcoming beginners classes in Godalming (which are rapidly filling up) then please contact us

10 08, 2017

Godalming Training – 9th August 2017

2017-08-10T11:11:18+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was the last training session before a number of students head up to Fightcamp this weekend where they will be taking part in various tournaments and seminars.  So the focus of the evening was very much on sparring with a number of judged exchanges between students across a number of weapons disciplines.

There was a good quality of swordplay and sportsmanship across all experience levels, and all left feeling thoroughly exhausted.

6 08, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 6th August 2017

2017-08-06T17:15:51+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

There was a good turnout for our weekly sparring event this Sunday, which this week was held in Godalming.

Students put the time to good use, getting in some last minute prep before Fightcamp as well as trying out techniques learnt in our training sessions.

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.

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

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.