21 09, 2023

Oxford Training – 21st September 2023

2023-09-24T22:29:02+00:00September 21st, 2023|Oxford, Rapier|

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!

20 09, 2023

Swindon Training – 20th September 2023

2023-09-24T23:11:02+00:00September 20th, 2023|Swindon, Sword & Buckler|

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.

20 09, 2023

Godalming Training – 20th September 2023

2023-09-24T22:14:01+00:00September 20th, 2023|Godalming, Rapier, Sidesword, Sword & Buckler|

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!

18 09, 2023

Reading Training – 18th September 2023

2023-09-24T22:04:24+00:00September 18th, 2023|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

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.

13 09, 2023

Swindon Training – 13th September 2023

2023-09-24T23:03:16+00:00September 13th, 2023|Swindon, Sword & Buckler|

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.

10 09, 2023

School of the Sword heads to Swordpunk

2023-09-24T22:49:34+00:00September 10th, 2023|Events, Oxford|

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.

10 09, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 10th September 2023

2023-09-24T22:21:16+00:00September 10th, 2023|Longsword, Oxford, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

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.

6 09, 2023

Swindon Training – 6th September 2023

2023-09-24T22:57:19+00:00September 6th, 2023|Swindon, Sword & Buckler|

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.

4 09, 2023

Reading Training – 4th September 2023

2023-09-05T07:44:50+00:00September 4th, 2023|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

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.

3 09, 2023

School of the Sword heads to Dortmund

2023-09-24T22:38:13+00:00September 3rd, 2023|Dagger, Events, Oxford|

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

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