A busy night at our Godalming Chapter tonight with three different streams of learning. John & Lynette took students through tournament prep while Apollon and Jedd continued their work on Longsword, and April and Alex ran a study session
Students at our Reading chapter had a choice between single dagger and rapier at training tonight.
Tonight at Reading, students got to enjoy a mix of streams. Simon continued his work looking at the parrying gauntlet, whilst Chris gave students an introduction to Capoferro
It was a big night in Godalming tonight as Phil Hodder took his Laureando assessment. The rank is given to a student who has shown expertise with a number of weapon combinations and Phil’s assessment this evening required him to have a number of fights to showcase his range of skill.
Congratulations Phil on the hard work it has taken to get him to this stage.
Reading students started a new stream tonight, looking at an unusual weapon combination in Bolognase fencing (Sidesword and Parrying Gauntlet) from the Anonimo Bolognase and exploring the extrapolation of Bolognase techniques to dagger fighting and unarmed self-defence (based primarily on Marozzo, but with reference to other Italian fencing masters such as Fiore and Di Grassi)