Congratulations to Mikołaj Krukowski from our Godalming chapter who took bronze in the Open Sabre competition at last weekend’s Wessex League Southampton. Well done to all the School of the Sword participants and, as always, congratulations to all winners.
This year sees the 20th anniversary of School of the Sword, and whilst we’re planning a year long celebration with most of the activities in the summer, next month we will be hosting a freeplay session, open to members of other schools, followed by a meal in Reading in the evening.
For full details and booking information, please consult [THIS LINK]
Monday night saw the addition of new studenti after Paul, Magnus and Lenny passed their safety test and rose from the rank of Candidati.
After many weeks of hard work learning, Paul, Magnus and Lenny 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 all of them.
Members of our Oxford chapter met up today for some outdoor sparring. The days may be drawing in and getting colder but that didn;t stop their determination to get some extra practise and sparring in.
What with the pandemiic it’s been a long time since the school had a proper social. That all changed on Friday night when members of all chapters gathered in Reading for a night of food, drinks and sword related chat. It was good to catch up and meet members from other chapters we’d not encountered before. Thanks to Josh and Jubie for opening their house to us all.
Our Oxford students had a visitor from Oxford Sword and Staff to their regular outdoor weekly sparring session. They had great fun sparring with them across a number of different weapons.
School of the Sword saw a number of medals in the first round of the Wessex League, held in Didcot, Oxfordshire this past weekend.
Emilia Skirmunt head instructor at our Oxford chapter took silver in women’s saber, gold in women’s longsword, while Apollon Makropoulos, an instructor at our Godalming chapter, took bronze in Sword and Buckler.
Congratulations to both fencers in what, by all accounts, was an excellent event.
Members of our Oxford chapter met up today for some outdoor sparring. Students got some extra practise in with a number of weapons including longsword and daggers.
It was a busy night in Godalming tonight as the beginners’ group continued their introduction to swordplay, whilst the studente had the choice of two groups focusing on either sidesword or tournament prep.
Lots of people in class at Godalming tonight including our latest beginners group! Everyone got stuck in right away and was very enthusiastic about learning swords. We are looking forward to working with all of you over the coming weeks.