A very dramatic-looking class tonight in Oxford. Emilia was teaching stepping offline and inquartata or the most impressive move you can pull off in a rapier fight!
Another busy night at our Swindon chapter. Our newly graduated studente continued our work looking at active use of the buckler, as well as starting a look at proto-sports psychology with a look at the four humors.
Two of the three classes in Godalming tonight: sidesword and rapier. We also welcomed a new cohort of beginners who are off to a fantastic start!
It was a busy night tonight in Reading. Josh lead students through some single rapier according to Alfieri whilst matt took the Sword & Buckler block through styles of fighting, understanding yours, reading your opponents and how to change up a fight.
It was a big night for our Swindon students tonight as they took and passed their safety tests.
After many weeks of hard work learning, Ross, Doug, Chris, Valentina, Jonathan & Darren 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.
Oxford head instructor, Emilia Skirmuntt, was in Monks Kirby this weekend teaching at the Swordpunk event. She gave a class on Bolognese fencing, aka fighting like a noble!
Swordpunk is an, inclusive, out-of-doors, into nature, outside of the office world alternative festival of edged weapons and circus skills like no other. Their mission is to allow everyone to join in the fun and adventure of learning combat based and circus skills at their own level and intensity.
Our Oxford students met up again today for their regular weekend sparring. Sparring gives them a chance to exchange with students they might not have sparred with before, practise weapons that might not currently be in the training curriculum, as well as get some much needed time to incorporate new techniques and tactics into their swordplay.
Students had a busy night at our Swindon chapter tonight. We continued our work on active use of the buckler and did some final preparations before safety tests next week.
It was a busy night at our Reading Chapter tonight. Matt looked at Marozzo, feints and fighting styles leading onto a friendly Bolognese tournament, whilst Simon and Josh continued their block on single rapier. However, all attention was on the newly-improved peasant flails (first debuted at the Coming of Age event), which made a welcome return to sparring at the end.
Last weekend, Oxford head instructor, Emilia Skirmuntt, was invited by Tremonia Fechten to teach Fiore’s dagger and unarmed lessons in Dortmund, Germany. It was friendly and relaxed event in a beautiful location. The students seemed to have a lot of fun as well