Godalming Group

2 09, 2017

Godalming Training – 30th August 2017

2017-09-06T00:45:45+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|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.

Fran worked with the Bolognese students, whilst Lizzie took the rapier stream.

1 09, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 27th August 2017

2017-09-06T00:40:26+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

What better way to spend a bank holiday weekend, than with a bit of free sparring.  Students from both Reading and Godalming met up in Hawley for our regular Sunday Sparring session.

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.

30 08, 2017

Godalming Training – 23rd August 2017

2017-09-02T21:21:41+00:00 August 30th, 2017|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.

Pim worked with the rapier students whilst Fran worked with the Bolognese stream.



23 08, 2017

The School Of The Sword Makes Local Newspaper

2017-08-23T22:44:06+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Godalming, Press|

It seems our upcoming Beginners course in Godalming has been generating a lot of press interest due to Game of Thrones currently airing.  The Surrey Advertiser did a piece on us last week.

Our beginners courses fill out ridiculously quick and because we’re invested in making people competent swordfighters we don’t run them that often.  If you want to register your interest for our 2018 courses in either Reading or Godalming be sure to contact us.


22 08, 2017

Godalming Training – 16th August 2017

2017-08-22T20:12:50+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

A delivery of new swords last Wednesday had students excited and eager to try out their new purchases in one of two training streams.

Jay worked with the rapier group on cuts with the rapier whilst Fran taught the Bolognese class

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.