12 07, 2016

Godalming Training – 6th July 2016

2016-07-12T18:00:56+00:00July 12th, 2016|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was another busy night in Godalming last Wednesday with our usual three streams of training.

Fran took the sidesword group, whilst Pim went through some tournament tactics for rapier and dagger.  Meanwhile, Lizzie worked with the beginners progressing them towards their safety test.

9 07, 2016

Reading Training – 4th July 2016

2016-07-06T09:45:40+00:00July 9th, 2016|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Monday night saw our regular training session in Reading with the start of new teaching blocks.

Matt worked with beginners progressing towards their safety test, Adrian started his teaching block on the use of the buckler and Stewart started a new set of lessons on Giganti’s rapier.

8 07, 2016

Instructor Seminar – 3rd July 2016

2016-07-06T09:39:03+00:00July 8th, 2016|Events, Godalming, Reading|

Training forms a very large part of the School of the Sword.  With multiple streams of training at two locations, this involves an ever growing number of instructors.

To ensure a consistent level of training, the senior instructors of School of the Sword ran the first of their Instructor seminars covering such things as health and safety, school curriculum, lesson planning and drill design.  Those who attended found it incredibly useful and came away feeling better prepared for upcoming teaching blocks.

7 07, 2016

School of the Sword Social – 2nd July 2016

2016-07-06T09:30:14+00:00July 7th, 2016|Events, Reading|

Whilst it is common for members to retreat to the pub after a hectic sparring or training session, Saturday night saw the School of the Sword venture into the wilds of Reading for dedicated social evening.

We started in the pub for some liquid refreshment before heading out for a meal together where we came away with a certificate of achievement for completing the Mississippi Platter.  A great night out with a lot of laughs.

6 07, 2016

Saturday Sparring – 2nd July 2016

2016-07-06T09:23:47+00:00July 6th, 2016|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Sparring this weekend saw it take place on Saturday in Reading for a change.  There was a good turnout and a number of different weapon combinations, including seated dussack to allow those with minor injuries to still participate.

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