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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.

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.

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.

6 08, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 6th August 2017

2017-08-06T17:15:51+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

There was a good turnout for our weekly sparring event this Sunday, which this week was held in Godalming.

Students put the time to good use, getting in some last minute prep before Fightcamp as well as trying out techniques learnt in our training sessions.

3 08, 2017

Godalming Training – August 2nd 2017

2017-08-03T21:44:48+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Dagger, 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.

Adrian worked with the Bolognese group on chaining attacks together whilst Matt worked with the rapier group on proceeding with resolution.

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.

29 07, 2017

Godalming Training – 26th July 2017

2017-07-29T14:33:10+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was another fun night on Wednesday as students turned up at Godalming to participate in one of two streams of learning available.

Adrian finished his block on tournaments with the final competition and the announcement of the winners of the internal “Haribo” League.  Matt, meanwhile, worked with the rapier group.

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.