Monthly Archives: January 2023

27 01, 2023

Interview With Godalming Head Instructor

2023-03-15T18:33:07+00:00January 27th, 2023|Godalming|

Martial Arts of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow recently sat down with Godalming Head Instructor and all-round “Matriach” of School of the Sword, Fran Lacuta, to discuss the state of HEMA in the UK and her work promoting women and non-binary individuals through events and organisations.

You can check out the interview HERE

26 01, 2023

Oxford Training – 26th January 2022

2023-02-04T12:26:25+00:00January 26th, 2023|Oxford|

When we first learn a new technique we will often drill it at a slower (or “flow”) pace. This is about learning and perfecting the technique. Tonight, however, our Oxford students took some of their drills to the next level by upping them to full (or “sparring”). It’s always interesting to see how drills can become sloppy when done faster, hence the importance of the flow drills.

22 01, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 22nd January 2023

2023-02-04T12:18:05+00:00January 22nd, 2023|Oxford|

The recent freeze hasn’t put off our Oxford students who were back out again today to do some open air sparring, practising and refining the skills they’ve learnt in class.

18 01, 2023

New Beginners Start At Godalming

2023-02-04T11:31:46+00:00January 18th, 2023|Godalming|

Godalming welcomed their latest batch of new starters tonight, with the start of their latest beginners classes. They will be taken through the foundations of swordplay in the coming weeks

We look forward to their journey in historical fencing.

16 01, 2023

The School Of The Sword Welcomes Four New Laureandos

2023-02-04T11:20:40+00:00January 16th, 2023|Oxford, Reading|

It was a special night in Reading last night, as the school saw not one, but four students rise to the rank of Laureando.

Laureando is the second exam students at the School can take after the initial safety test (to make sure they are safe to spar). This is typically after 200 hours of study and some experience of teaching others.

Daniel and Phil from our Reading chapter were joined by Kristian and Luis from Oxford and untook a number of bouts with a variety of weapons ending in an exchange against a weapon he hadn’t encountered before.

Congrats to all involved. It’s taken a lot of hard work.

15 01, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 15th January 2023

2023-02-04T12:14:22+00:00January 15th, 2023|Oxford|

Members of our Oxford chapter met up today for some outdoor sparring. It might be the coldest time of the year but that didn’t stop our students working up a sweat as they got some extra practise and sparring in.

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