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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.

5 07, 2017

Reading Training – 3rd July 2017

2017-07-05T09:41:34+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading|

At Reading on Monday we had an influx of new candidati.  They’ll spend the next six weeks working with Lizzie and Josh on the fundamentals of sword play.

Meanwhile, the studenti had the option of two training streams:  Pim took the rapier & dagger group through some tournament prep, whilst Simon starts his block of lessons on the dagger.

 

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.

28 06, 2017

Reading Training – 26th June 2017

2017-06-28T09:02:43+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Monday night saw our regular Reading session with two streams of training available.

Pim took the bolognese group through some sword & buckler whilst Jay went through single rapier.

27 06, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 25th June 2017

2017-06-27T08:46:27+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Reading on Sunday for our latest 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.

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.

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.

 

6 06, 2017

Reading Training – 5th June 2017

2017-06-06T09:10:16+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Our Reading students gathered for our regular Monday night training session last night with two streams of training on offer.

Pim worked with the Bolognese group on sword & buckler whilst  Jay worked with the single rapier group on cuts.