Monthly Archives: August 2016

28 08, 2016

Godalming Training – 24th August 2016

2016-08-25T09:33:03+00:00August 28th, 2016|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was an incredibly hot night at Godalming on Wednesday night, but despite the heat and thunderstorms we still saw students turn out en masse.

Pim started a new teaching block on rapier & dagger whilst Fran worked on utilising a wide range of guards when sparring with sword & buckler.  Lizzie taught the beginners working towards their safety test.

We were all so exhausted by the end we decided to sit down when it came to our circle debrief at the end of the night.


27 08, 2016

Another Godalming Student Passes Safety Test

2016-08-25T09:28:05+00:00August 27th, 2016|Godalming, Sword & Buckler|

Our Godalming salle saw yet another of our beginners pass their safety test on Wednesday night.

In order to pass the safety test students must demonstrate control, efficacy and knowledge of the cuts and guards of bolognese swordplay.

Congratulations to Ian who rises to the rank of Studente and will now be able to progress to taking part in many of our other training streams as well as full sparring.

26 08, 2016

Reading Training – 22nd August 2016

2016-08-25T09:33:36+00:00August 26th, 2016|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

It was an active night at Reading on Monday with three streams of training.

Pim took the bolognese class through some sword & buckler, whilst Matt continued his work with the rapier group on different ways to find the sword.  Simon, meanwhile, worked with the beginners.

25 08, 2016

Reading Welcomes New Studente

2016-08-25T09:19:22+00:00August 25th, 2016|Reading, Sword & Buckler|

We’ve recently had a spate of students who started with our last Beginners’ Course passing their safety test and joining the ranks of the studenti.  They have had to demonstrate control of the blade as well as a knowledge of the different cuts and guards of  bolognese swordplay.

On Monday night, Mirko was the latest of our Candidati to pass their safety test and rise to the rank of Studente

Congratulations, Mirko!


23 08, 2016

Godalming Training – 17th August 2016

2016-08-23T00:45:47+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was an interesting night for both the rapier and bolognese groups at Godalming last Wednesday when students not only got some one-to-one coaching from instructors, Pim and Fran, but also got constructive feedback from other students as well.  There was a marked improvement in everyone’s fencing by the end of the night.

Lizzie, meanwhile, progressed the beginners towards their safety test.

19 08, 2016

Godalming Sees Another Student Pass Safety Test

2016-08-19T21:28:25+00:00August 19th, 2016|Godalming, Sword & Buckler|

Kobi is the latest of our students to pass her safety test and join the ranks of our Studenti.

In order to pass the safety test students must demonstrate control, efficacy and knowledge of the cuts and guards of bolognese swordplay.

Kobi will now be able to progress to taking part in many of our other training streams as well as full sparring.  Congratulations Kobi!

18 08, 2016

Reading Training – 15th August 2016

2016-08-18T22:01:32+00:00August 18th, 2016|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Despite it being only 24 hours after the end of Fightcamp, Reading saw a good turnout on Monday night.

Matt took the rapier group through various binds with the sword whilst Lizzie took the Bolognese group through some sword and buckler and Simon worked with the beginners.

17 08, 2016

The School of Sword Returns From Fightcamp With Medal Haul

2016-08-17T08:49:12+00:00August 17th, 2016|Events, Rapier, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

This past weekend, The School of the Sword ‘invaded’ Fightcamp.  With over 20 members in attendance we created our very own tent city within the campsite and partook in a wide variety of workshops, classes and tournaments.

We came away with good memories, a few lost ones, new friendships, a few aches and pains, and five medals.

Sasha took gold in  single rapier and bronze in both the Assault at Arms and longsword. Pim took silver in single rapier whilst Jay received silver in the  Eggleton Cup.  We also had a number of students make it out of the pools in a variety of disciplines.

Thanks to those we competed against for providing such brilliant competition and congratulations to all winners.

Some photos by Richard Hughes and Christophe Loyce.

15 08, 2016

Godalming Training – 10th August 2016

2016-08-15T15:11:58+00:00August 15th, 2016|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

We had a very busy class in Godalming last Wednesday, including Shanee who dropped in from California before the School of the Sword road trip to Fightcamp 2016.

We also had a visit from Robert Wrightson of Sussex Sword Academy. The evening was spent mostly prepping for tournament and we got in lots of friendly exchanges.

Thanks to Richard for the photos.

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