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12 04, 2018

Godalming Training – 11 April 2018

2018-04-12T09:27:32+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

This was the last night of the current teaching block and we enjoyed a very full class.

Kasten took the Bolognese group through tactics in single sidesword, whilst Lynette finished her course on at Fabris’s proceeding with single rapier.

Next week will be a “Technical Tournament”, and the week after will be a Sparring Night. May heralds the beginning of our next Beginner Course, Emilia’s course on single rapier and Jack’s course on the Spadone.

31 03, 2018

By the Sword 2018 – women’s HEMA weekend

2018-03-31T09:03:44+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Events, Godalming, Rapier, social|

Senior Sots instructors Fran and Lizzie held this event for its second year in Godalming on 17 & 18 March. It was attended by over forty women – several Sots members among them – and all the classes were led by female instructors, including Emilia Skirmuntt who has taught as a guest instructor in Reading (and will soon be teaching rapier again in Godalming) and Maria Makarova: also from the School. Other instructors were Steph West from 1595 Club and TerryAnn Towers St Amand, who led the warm up and cooldown. There were classes in Fiore Longsword grapples, Saviolo Sidesword and Italian rapier.

The second day started with a Q&A panel with the instructors, chaired by Fran, followed by a novice tournament using boffers, and a steel tournament. In each competition there were randomly chosen but paired weapons.

Next year’s event is already in the can, with ten instructors and speakers! Watch this space.

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.

16 02, 2018

Godalming Training – 14th February 2018

2018-02-16T01:35:49+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Valentine’s day didn’t keep our students way from Godalming on Wednesday night with two streams of training on offer.

Lizzie & Kasten took the Bolognaise group through defending ready for an attack in sword & buckler, whilst Lynette looked at proceeding with rapier.

25 01, 2018

Godalming Training – 24th January 2018

2018-01-25T10:28:58+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered last night our regular Wednesday night training session in Godalming.

Fran taught a class on sword & buckler and Adrian continued his introduction to rapier.

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

Phil Marshall Rapier Seminar – 13th January 2018

2018-01-19T01:01:18+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Godalming, Rapier|

The School of the Sword held a special rapier and dagger seminar in Godalming on Saturday with founding instructor Phil Marshall.

Phil took students through an afternoon filled with a number of drills and tactics designed to improve their fencing.

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.