Monthly Archives: July 2022

30 07, 2022

Oxford Training – 27th July 2022

2022-07-30T09:23:18+00:00July 30th, 2022|Longsword, Oxford|

Tonight saw the start of our new beginners course in Oxford where students got their first taste of fighting with longsword.

21 07, 2022

Oxford Training – 21st July 2022

2022-07-22T16:17:30+00:00July 21st, 2022|Dagger, Longsword, Oxford|

Tonight our Oxford chapter was learning defences with a sword in scabbard!

Remember, our new Oxford beginner’s course starts next Wednesday.  So if you want to learn swordfighting with us just register HERE

20 07, 2022

Godalming Training – 20th July 2022

2022-07-22T16:07:36+00:00July 20th, 2022|Godalming, Longsword, Rapier|

Tonight we had three groups: study group, longsword and tournament practice.

In the study group, we are free to practice whatever we fancy drawing from a selection of sources. Tonight it was Cavalcabo, Bartitsu and Domenico Angelos smallsword.

The longsword group worked on cuts following the Meyer square, putting a music stand to good use!

And John introduced members to the rules, practices and roles of a tournament.


18 07, 2022

Oxford Accepting New Students

2022-07-18T18:37:27+00:00July 18th, 2022|Longsword, Oxford|

Our chapters only take in students a couple of times a year, with some having long backlogs. Our Oxford chapter is now taking registrations for beginners. Starting at the end of July, you’ll begin with Italian longsword.

Our instructors are invited to teach worldwide, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the best. Places are very limited, so act now as it may be a while before places open in Oxford again.

Further Details and Sign Up


17 07, 2022

Reading Training For 18th July Cancelled

2022-07-18T18:56:46+00:00July 17th, 2022|Reading|

Due to the current extreme heat the country is experiencing, this week’s training at Reading is cancelled. It’s difficult not to dehydrate in protective gear at the best of times and with the forecast temperatures due to reach around 40 degrees, conditions in the hall will be far from comfortable. Training will resume as normal next week.

13 07, 2022

Godalming Training – 13th July 2022

2022-07-18T18:50:08+00:00July 13th, 2022|Godalming, Longsword|

In Godalming tonight we had two classes: a continuation of longsword basics, as well as a study group looking at the various sources.

10 07, 2022

Introduction to Historical European Martial Arts Course

2022-07-11T05:47:33+00:00July 10th, 2022|Dagger, Events, Sword & Buckler|

School of the Sword lead instructor, Fran Lacuata, was in Dorset this weekend teaching an introduction to Historical European Martial Arts course at the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne.

The course focused on teaching renaissance swordplay where participants could learn the basics of greatsword, sidesword, dagger, buckler and more!

6 07, 2022

Godalming Training – 6th July 2022

2022-07-06T20:17:56+00:00July 6th, 2022|Godalming, Longsword|

In Godalming this week we had two classes: longsword basics,and a study group where everyone dove into the texts with the challenge of coming up with a drill to practice at home.

6 07, 2022

School Of The Sword Heads To Dorset

2022-07-06T17:39:05+00:00July 6th, 2022|Dagger, Events, Longsword, Sword & Buckler|

Francesca Lacuata, a lead instructor at The School of the Sword and founder of the By the Sword podcast, will be at the courses at the Ancient Technology Centre in Dorset this weekend, teaching a course on renaissance swordplay where people can learn the basics of greatsword, sidesword, dagger, buckler and more!
This course is for those 18+, and is for those of any experience, ability and fitness level. It also comes with the opportunity to stay in a unique Viking longhouse as well as being catered (details in the link below) and will run over two days.
When: 9th-10th July, 2022
Where: Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, Dorset
How much: £220
4 07, 2022

Reading Training – 4th July 2022

2022-07-06T17:14:11+00:00July 4th, 2022|Dagger, Rapier, Reading|

Tonight at our Reading Chapter we saw the start of a new introductory course for beginners, together with dagger fighting and some serious studying of Capoferro for our more experienced students

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