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8 11, 2017

School Of The Sword Sees Success At Swordfish In Sweden

2017-11-08T10:51:23+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Dagger, Events, Rapier, Trophies|

Five of our students travelled to Gothenburg, Sweden to take part in the Swordfish tournament this past weekend.

Generally considered one of the premier events in the world, Swordfish draws the best HEMA fencers from around the globe in what is an ever-increasingly-difficult tournament.  Students represented the school brilliantly in the rapier & dagger competition, and Alexander Makarov managed to secure a bronze medal in the Longsword competition.  Congratulations Sasha!

8 11, 2017

Godalming Training – 1st November 2017

2017-11-08T10:29:08+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Godalming last Wednesday for our weekly training session.

As always there were multiple streams on offer:  Beginners working towards their safety test so they can then spar with other students, Bolognese working on sword & buckler, as well as rapier & dagger.

2 11, 2017

Reading Training – 30th October 2017

2017-11-10T13:41:42+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Our Reading students were joined by a guest instructor on Monday night.  Emilia Skirmuntt took our rapier students through dealing with cuts.

Meanwhile Stewart worked with the beginners working towards their safety test and Jay worked with the bolognese group.

 

1 11, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 28th October 2017

2017-11-01T22:08:19+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Wessex League Reading might have only been the day before but with both Broadwater Bucklerthon and Swordfish tournaments looming, students took the opportunity to turn up in Godalming on Sunday morning to get in some extra sparring.

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.

30 10, 2017

The School Of The Sword Collects Medal Haul At Wessex League Reading

2017-10-30T17:07:40+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Dagger, Events, Rapier, Trophies|

Saturday saw the latest leg of the new Wessex league tournament in Reading where a large number of the School of the Sword students took part.    The Wessex League is a series of tournaments aimed at all HEMA practitioners that want to experience competition for the first time or to step up their game. It has the format of international HEMA competition while remaining accessible and friendly.

Members of the school performed well in competition, with us taking away a number of medals and continuing to be ranked a very solid first in the team competition.

  • Fran Terminiello – Gold Ladies Longsword
  • Maria Makarova – Gold Ladies Rapier & Dagger, Bronze Ladies Longsword
  • Lizzie Wilson – Bronze Ladies Rapier & Dagger
  • Stewart Hotston  – Gold Open Rapier & Dagger
  • Matthew Crane – Silver Open Rapier & Dagger
  • Jay Maxwell – Bronze Open Rapier & Dagger

Congratulations to all the winners!

26 10, 2017

Godalming Training – 25th October 2017

2017-10-27T09:24:31+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students turned up in Godalming on Wednesday night for our regular training session.

Fran worked with the beginners progressing towards their safety test, Simon took the bolognese class, and Pim worked with the rapier & dagger group.

24 10, 2017

Reading Training – 23rd October 2017

2017-10-24T20:35:49+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

On Monday, our students gathered in Reading for our regular training session.

Stewart worked with the beginners progressing towards their safety test.  Meanwhile the studenti took advantage of a sparring night to get in some practise ahead of a number of tournaments as well as try out things they have learnt in training.

24 10, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 22nd October 2017

2017-10-24T20:10:19+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday sparring was in Hawley this past Sunday, with a large turnout of students.

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.

24 10, 2017

Godalming Training – 18th October 2017

2017-10-24T20:02:39+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students met up in Godalming for our regular Wednesday training session.

Lynette worked with the rapier & dagger group, Fran had the beginners and the bolognese group working together, and  a number of senior students who have upcoming tournaments ran a feedback session.

24 10, 2017

Reading Training – 16th October 2017

2017-10-24T19:50:05+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Reading for our regular Monday night training session.

Matt taught Fabris rapier & dagger, Josh took the bolognese class, and Fran worked with the beginner’s progressing towards their safety test