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9 09, 2017

Godalming Training – 6th September 2017

2017-09-09T11:13:02+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was a busy night on Wednesday with the start of our new beginner’s course.  Over the next 6 weeks Fran will be taking our new candidati through the foundations of swordplay.

Meanwhile, Pim taught the rapier students whilst Adrian worked with the Bolognese students on the use of the buckler.

6 09, 2017

Reading Training – 4th September 2017

2017-09-06T00:52:25+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was the first training session of the month in Reading on Monday night, with our usual three streams of training on offer to students.

Pim took the rapier and dagger group, whilst Jay worked with the Bolognese students.  Simon was also busy preparing our candidati for their safety tests.

6 09, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 3rd September 2017

2017-09-06T00:48:55+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Godalming played host to Sunday sparring this past weekend, with a large turnout from both our Reading and Godalming groups.

These free sessions for students  who have passed their safety test allow them to get in some valuable sparring time, practising the techniques they’ve learnt in our training sessions.  It 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.

2 09, 2017

Godalming Training – 30th August 2017

2017-09-06T00:45:45+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|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.

Fran worked with the Bolognese students, whilst Lizzie took the rapier stream.

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.

 

23 08, 2017

The School Of The Sword Makes Local Newspaper

2017-08-23T22:44:06+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Godalming, Press|

It seems our upcoming Beginners course in Godalming has been generating a lot of press interest due to Game of Thrones currently airing.  The Surrey Advertiser did a piece on us last week.

Our beginners courses fill out ridiculously quick and because we’re invested in making people competent swordfighters we don’t run them that often.  If you want to register your interest for our 2018 courses in either Reading or Godalming be sure to contact us.