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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.

8 08, 2017

Reading Training – 7th August 2017

2017-08-08T11:42:53+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

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

Lizzie and Chris worked with the beginners on the foundations of swordplay, Stewart took the Bolognese group through some sword & buckler, and Pim worked on some scenarios with the single rapier group.

1 08, 2017

Reading Training – 31st July 2017

2017-08-01T19:03:57+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

It was the start of a couple of new training blocks in Reading on Monday night.

Stewart started his Bolognese block with a look at second intentions.  Pim, meanwhile, took the single rapier group through a feedback session, while Lizzie and Josh worked with the beginners on the foundations of swordplay.

30 07, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 30th July 2017

2017-07-30T17:18:32+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students from both Godalming and Reading gathered in Hawley this weekend for our regular Sunday sparring event.

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.

26 07, 2017

Reading Training – 24th July 2017

2017-07-26T09:47:21+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Another busy night in Reading with three streams of training on offer to our students.

Josh & Lizzie worked with the beginners on their foundations of swordplay, Simon continued his block on the use of the dagger, and Matt ran a single rapier tournament in preparation for Fightcamp.

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
21 07, 2017

Reading Training – 17th July 2017

2017-07-21T15:51:14+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

It was another busy night on Monday with students participating in one of three training streams.

Lizzie and Josh took the beginners through the foundations of swordplay, Pim ran a practise tournament for the rapier & dagger students, and Simon continued with his block on the dagger, this time including the cloak!

 

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.

17 07, 2017

Montante Seminar – 15th July 2017

2017-07-17T17:16:37+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Events, Reading|

The School of the Sword was proud to host Luke Ireland of The Exiles for a one day seminar on the Iberian montante on Saturday.

The aim was to provide an introduction to Dom Diogo Gomes de Figueiredo’s Memorial Da Prattica do Montante. Over the course of the day, students worked on many of the simple rules included in Figueiredo’s treatise, as well as expanding upon their use beyond the confines of the rules.

It was a great day and everyone really enjoyed having Luke instruct us.

15 07, 2017

Reading Training – 10th July 2017

2017-07-15T09:37:33+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

We had a guest at our training in Reading tonight in the form of Enrico Stradioli  from ASD Sala d’Arme Achille Marozzo Romagna Sforzesca.

Pim took the rapier & dagger group through some tournament prep, Simon continued his block on the dagger, and Lizzie and Josh worked with the new beginners on the fundamentals of swordfighting.