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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.

 

 

26 08, 2017

Reading Training – 21st August 2017

2017-08-26T22:22:06+00:00 August 26th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

With the bank holiday next week, Monday night saw our last training session for the month.

As always we had three simultaneous training streams on offer for students:  Beginners, Bolognese, and Rapier & Dagger.

Thanks to Matt for the pictures!

25 08, 2017

School of the Sword Instructs At Swiss Blades

2017-09-02T21:54:36+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Events, Rapier|

The School of the Sword was in Switzerland the weekend of the 19th & 20th August attending the Swiss Blades event.

The Swiss Blades is an international Historical European Martial Arts event, organised by the HEMA division of the Association Médiévale Romande with 15 workshops over 2 days and a feder tournament.

School of the Sword world-acknowledged instructor, Jay Maxwell, taught a workshop on the cutting rapier, examining the body and blade mechanics, and optimise movement and posture using analysis of solo and partner drills to improve speed, strength and efficiency.

Thanks to Swiss Blades for the images.

24 08, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 20th August 2017

2017-08-24T21:30:33+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday Sparring was in Reading this week with a number of weapon disciplines in play including rapier, dagger, sidesword, buckler and others.

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.

 

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

21 08, 2017

Reading Training – 14th August 2017

2017-08-21T20:43:05+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Reading last Monday night for our weekly training session with three streams of learning on offer.

Pim took the rapier group through fundamentals of rapier & dagger, Stewart worked with the bolognese group, and Lizzie and Josh worked with the beginners on the foundations of swordplay.

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.

14 08, 2017

The School of The Sword Sees Fightcamp Success

2017-08-14T13:06:40+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Events, Rapier, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

The School of the Sword had a busy weekend this past weekend attending the annual Fightcamp event, held in the Midlands.  The event sees HEMA practitioners from around the world gather for a long weekend of camping, workshops and competitions.  The school was well represented by students from both Godalming and Reading.

Instructors Piermarco Terminiello and Jay Maxwell both taught classes.  The school also came away with a number of medals in the various competitions.

  • Maria Makarova – Silver, Eggleton Cup
  • Alexander Makarov – Silver Single Rapier; Gold Sabre
  • Matthew Crane – Bronze Single Rapier

Congratulations to all winners.

 

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.