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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.

2 07, 2017

The School Of The Sword Wins Medals In Ireland

2017-07-02T08:01:44+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Events, Rapier, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

The School of the Sword is in Ireland this weekend at the Feile na Gascgeigh event where we are not only fighting in tournaments but  also running a number of workshops.

Matthew Crane won silver in the Sword & Buckler competition, whilst Oli Barker also took silver in the rapier & companion weapon tournament.  Congratulations to both of them.

30 06, 2017

Godalming Sees Influx of New Studenti

2017-06-30T18:19:43+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Godalming, Sword & Buckler|

Wednesday saw four of our Godalming Candidati pass their their safety test and progress to the rank of Studente

In order to pass the safety test students must demonstrate control, efficacy and knowledge of the cuts and guards of bolognese swordplay.

Isabella, Sam, Michael, and Jacob will now be able to take part in many of our other training streams as well as full sparring.  Congratulations to them all!

29 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 28th June 2017

2017-06-29T22:22:54+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students came to Godalming on Wednesday night for our weekly training session, with three streams of study available.

Lizzie and Kaston worked with the beginners on preparing for their safety test, Adrian worked with the bolognese group and Fran took the rapier group.

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.

25 06, 2017

Godalming Training – 21st June 2017

2017-06-25T16:11:33+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Given the rare heatwave, students at Wednesday night’s training session got to train outdoors.

Fran worked with the rapier group on use of the dagger, Adrian continued his work on Manciolino with the bolognese group and Lizzie worked with the beginners approaching their safety test

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.