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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.

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”.

12 07, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 9th July 2017

2017-07-12T09:54:55+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday sparring was in Godalming this week with a number of students turning out to take advantage of the good weather and the opportunity to get some sparring 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.

11 07, 2017

Godalming Training – 5th July 2017

2017-07-11T18:55:39+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was a hot night so we took to the tennis courts for our training session last Wednesday.

Fran took the rapier class whilst Adrian took the bolognese group through some tournament preparation.

4 07, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 2nd July 2017

2017-07-04T09:08:31+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students from both Reading & Godalming met up in Hawley this past weekend to spar.  There were a number of weapon combinations in play:  single sidesword, sidesword & buckler, and rapier & dagger.

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 06, 2017

Godalming Sees Influx of New Studenti

2017-06-30T18:19:43+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Godalming, Sword & Buckler|

Wednesday saw four of our Godalming Candidati pass their their safety test and progress to the rank of Studente

In order to pass the safety test students must demonstrate control, efficacy and knowledge of the cuts and guards of bolognese swordplay.

Isabella, Sam, Michael, and Jacob will now be able to take part in many of our other training streams as well as full sparring.  Congratulations to them all!

29 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 28th June 2017

2017-06-29T22:22:54+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students came to Godalming on Wednesday night for our weekly training session, with three streams of study available.

Lizzie and Kaston worked with the beginners on preparing for their safety test, Adrian worked with the bolognese group and Fran took the rapier group.

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