Monthly Archives: March 2017

30 03, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 26th March 2017

2017-03-26T21:54:07+00:00March 30th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday saw students from both Godalming and Reading gather in Hawley for our regular Sunday Sparring event.

Lots of weapons were in play today including single rapier, rapier & dagger, sword & buckler, and knife.  Students also got to play around with weapons they don’t normally train with.

A very fun and sweaty session was had by all


29 03, 2017

Another Studente Passes Safety Test

2017-03-26T21:50:19+00:00March 29th, 2017|Sword & Buckler|

Jim is the latest of our students to pass his 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.

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

28 03, 2017

Godalming Training – 22nd March 2017

2017-03-26T21:47:15+00:00March 28th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Wednesday saw our regular Godalming training session with three simultaneous streams of learning on offer to our students.

Sasha worked with students on single rapier, Adrian took the bolognese group through sword & buckler, and Fran and Richard worked with the beginners progressing towards their safety test.

27 03, 2017

Reading Training – 20th March 2017

2017-03-26T20:49:25+00:00March 27th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Last Monday saw our regular Reading training session with three separate streams of training for our students.

Jay took the bolognese stream through sword & buckler, Matt worked with the rapier students on single rapier and Christophe helped progress the beginners towards their safety test.

26 03, 2017

Reading Social – 18th March 2017

2017-03-26T20:36:52+00:00March 26th, 2017|Reading, social|

Reading students met up in the centre of Reading last weekend for the latest School of the Sword social.

Drinks were drunk, pizza was consumed and some very nerdy jokes about fencing masters were exchanged.

26 03, 2017

By The Sword – 18th / 19th March 2017

2017-03-26T20:33:32+00:00March 26th, 2017|Events, Rapier|

The School of the Sword instructors, Lizzie Wilson, Lynette Nusbacher and Fran Terminiello all gave classes at the inaugural By the Sword event last weekend. The first of its kind in the UK, the event was run for and by women.
There were classes in Spadone, grappling, pugilism, case of swords, sword and cape, rapier, longsword and smallsword, plus lots of cake and laughter!
By the Sword had a very positive and friendly vibe, and is ideal for newcomer and HEMA veteran alike.

22 03, 2017

Godalming Training – 15th March 2017

2017-03-22T00:14:24+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students gathered in Godalming last Wednesday for our regular weekly training session.

Sasha continued his lessons on single rapier, Adrian worked with the Bolognese group and Fran helped the beginners progressing towards their safety test.

19 03, 2017

Reading Training – 13th March 2017

2017-03-19T11:09:00+00:00March 19th, 2017|Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Monday saw our regular training night in Reading with three streams of training available for our students.

Jay took the Bolognese group, Matt worked with the single rapier group and Christophe worked with the beginners working their way towards their safety test.

Thanks to Josh for photo duties!

18 03, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 12th March 2017

2017-03-18T13:13:48+00:00March 18th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

There was another good turnout to Sunday Sparring last Sunday with students from both Reading and Godalming turning up to practise their skills and try new techniques.

As always our students were good at giving each other constructive feedback.  We believe that levelling up your sparring partner helps everyone in the long run.


11 03, 2017

Godalming Training – 8th March 2017

2017-03-11T15:32:54+00:00March 11th, 2017|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Another busy night at Godalming this past Wednesday with three streams of learning taking place simultaneously.

Fran worked with the beginners progressing towards their safety test, Adrian worked with the bolognese group on attacks and counters with sword and buckler, and Sasha took the rapier group through their paces.

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