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.


8 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 7th June 2017

2017-06-08T16:45:19+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Godalming on Wednesday night for our regular training session and our three training streams on offer.

Lizzie worked with students progressing toward their safety test, Adrian took the Bolognese group through some sword & buckler attacks and counters, whilst Fran ran an introduction to rapier session.


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.

4 06, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 4th June 2017

2017-06-04T16:05:21+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

The School of the Sword members met up in Hawley on Sunday for an intense session of sparring.  Single rapier, single sidesword, sword & buckler, and rapier & dagger were all in play.

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.

2 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 31st May 2017

2017-06-02T21:22:07+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Due to a medical emergency with the 5-A-Side football group that has the hall before us, our Godalming students took their training to the tennis courts for some outdoor training on Wednesday night.

Fran worked with the beginners working towards their safety test, Sasha worked with the rapier group, and Simon worked with the Bolognese group.


2 06, 2017

The School Of The Sword Brings Home Medals From May Melee

2017-06-02T21:15:35+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Events, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

The School Of The Sword added to their medal tally this past weekend, with a couple of medals from the May Melee.

Alexander Makarov took gold and Jay Maxwell took silver in the sword and buckler tournament. Ties Kool of HVN took bronze.  Congratulations to all winners.



2 06, 2017

The School Of The Sword At May Melee

2017-06-02T21:11:23+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Events, Rapier|

Last weekend, members of The School of the Sword attended the May Melee in Gloucestershire, with three of our instructors running classes at the event.

Lizzie Rose taught Montante, Jay Maxwell did a session on sidesword and rotella, and Alexander Makarov looked at Italian Rapier.


2 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 24th May 2017

2017-06-02T20:14:10+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Godalming on a very warm evening on the 24th May for our weekly Wednesday night training session.

Fran worked with the beginners working towards their safety test; Simon taught the Bolognese class looking at attacks and counters from guardia di sotto braccio; and Sasha took the rapier group through body mechanics and structure.

2 06, 2017

Reading Adds Two More Studenti

2017-06-02T18:59:02+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Reading, Sword & Buckler|

The Monday 22nd May 2017 training session saw the addition of two new studenti after both Dan and Chris passed their safety test and risen from the rank of Candidati.

After many weeks of hard work learning, Dan & Chris have shown that they have understood the foundations of swordplay and are now ready to engage in a wider range of training as a Studente.

Congratulations to the pair of them.