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

24 06, 2017

Reading Training – 19th June 2017

2017-06-24T10:54:02+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Monday night saw our regular training session in Reading.

We had two streams on offer:  Pim took the Bolognese group whilst Jay looked at single rapier.

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.

21 06, 2017

The School of The Sword Sees Wins In France

2017-06-21T09:18:20+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Rapier, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

The School of the Sword’s impressive 2017 medal haul continues with further wins in competition this past weekend.

Representing the school at the Villeneuve HEMA Tournament in France, Alexander ‘Sasha’ Makarov managed to come away with a gold in the rapier competition and a bronze in the sword & buckler.

Sasha is having a great year having recently finished 2nd in the Rapier & Dagger Nordic League.  Congratulations, Sasha.  We’re sure this won’t be the last of your medals in 2017

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.

14 06, 2017

Reading Training – 12th June 2017

2017-06-14T11:56:51+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Reading on Monday night for our regular training session.

We had two streams of training on offer.  Jay took the rapier group through some single rapier drills, whilst Pim worked with the Bolognese group on sword & buckler.


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.

11 06, 2017

The School of the Sword Takes Gold In Greece

2017-06-11T08:20:24+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Dagger, Events, Rapier, Trophies|

The School of the Sword hasn’t just been winning medals in Sweden this weekend.

We’ve also been represented at the HEMAthlon event in Athens this weekend where Apollon Makropoulos has taken gold in the rapier & dagger tournament.  This is Apollon’s first medal in HEMA.

Congratulations Apollon, we hope it’s the first of many and we look forward to seeing you at training on Wednesday.


11 06, 2017

The School of the Sword Pillages Sweden

2017-06-11T08:12:59+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Dagger, Events, Rapier, Trophies|

The School of the Sword will return from the Swedish Open 2017 with an impressive array of medals and trophies.

In the Rapier & Dagger competition, Piermarco ‘Pim’ Terminiello brings home gold, whilst Alexander ‘Sasha’ Makarov took bronze in the competition.

This means that in the 2017 Nordic League  (comprised of the results from the Helsinki Open, Scania Open, Norway Open and Sweden Open)  Piermarco Terminiello takes 1st place in rapier & dagger and Alexander Makarov takes 2nd, with The School of the Sword having taken gold in every single rapier & dagger tournament in the league.

As if this wasn’t enough, Pim is also bringing home a bronze from the Swedish Open 2017 Sabre competition.

Needless to say that we’re incredibly proud of both Pim and Sasha for their achievements and look forward to seeing them in training and sparring soon.



9 06, 2017

The School Of The Sword Guaranteed Medals In Sweden

2017-06-09T16:59:01+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Dagger, Events, Rapier, Trophies|

Members of The School of the Sword are fighting in Kristinehamn, Sweden this weekend at the Swedish Open 2017.

Alexander Makarov beat Kristofer Stanson for bronze in the rapier & dagger tournament, whilst Piermarco Terminiello will face Victor Hesel for the gold medal tomorrow.

This event represents the culmination of the 2017 Nordic League in which Alexander Makarov is now guaranteed second place in the rapier & dagger league and Piermarco Terminiello is guaranteed first place.

Congratulations all.  We’ll be wishing all the best for Pim for tomorrow.