Monthly Archives: February 2024

29 02, 2024

Oxford Training – 29th February 2024

2024-03-31T15:52:54+00:00February 29th, 2024|Oxford|

Oxford welcomed a new batch of candidati today with the start of their beginners course.  Over the next few weeks, students will get to learn the foundations of swordplay.  Lots of good work and fun had by all

28 02, 2024

Godalming Training – 28th February 2024

2024-03-30T20:46:16+00:00February 28th, 2024|Sword & Buckler|

It was a big night at our Godalming Chapter tonight with four candiadti passing their safety test and rising to the rank of Studenti.  Congratulations to Ben, George, Sam and Müesser

Even greater congrats to Philip Hodder on taking his Spadaccino exam! Ten fights against ten worthy foes finishing with a thrilling backsword boss fight

28 02, 2024

Swindon Training – 28th February 2024

2024-03-31T18:49:20+00:00February 28th, 2024|Sidesword, Swindon|

It was our regular Swindon Training session tonight, and students were busy engaged in propelled cloak throws as part of our Sword & Cloak teaching block.  We also continued our work in single sidesword by looking at opportunistic attacks.

25 02, 2024

Oxford Sparring – 25th February 2024

2024-03-31T14:54:01+00:00February 25th, 2024|Longsword, Oxford|

Our Oxford students met up again today for their regular Sunday sparring session.  These sessions give students the chance to play with a range of weapons including those they might not currently be training, as well as practise techniques learned in class under sparring conditions.

21 02, 2024

Swindon Training – 21st February 2024

2024-03-31T18:56:13+00:00February 21st, 2024|Sidesword, Swindon|

Our Swindon students gathered for their regular weekly training session tonight.  We continued to look at Sword & Cloak, refining work we had already done before devoting the second half to a freeplay session to allow students to play with different weapon sets and skills they’ve recently picked up.

17 02, 2024

Freeplay Day – 17th February 2024

2024-03-30T20:51:34+00:00February 17th, 2024|Godalming|

Godalming played host to our Freeplay day today where students from across the school gathered to spar with one another.


These sessions provide our students with a chance to fight with new sparring partners, try out weapons not currently on the curriculum and get in some much needed practise.

14 02, 2024

Swindon Training – 14th February 2024

2024-03-31T19:04:42+00:00February 14th, 2024|Sidesword, Swindon|

Our Swindon students have been doing a lot of work since the start of the year looking at the various aspects of Sword & Cloak.  Tonight, we put that to the test by taking part in a cape wrapping competition.  Students had to interpret Altoni’s source material and reproduce it for a competition organised by The Art of Arms Substack.

7 02, 2024

Swindon Training – 7th February 2024

2024-03-31T19:12:52+00:00February 7th, 2024|Sidesword, Swindon|

Our Swindon students have been studying Sword & Cloak since the beginning of the year and are now progressing onto advanced techniques.  Tonight, at our regular weekly session, we looked at cloak defenses against cuts.

4 02, 2024

Oxford Sparring – 4th February 2024

2024-03-31T14:59:56+00:00February 4th, 2024|Oxford|

Students from our Oxford chapter met up this weekend for some extra sparring.  Sparring sessions give students the chance to practise techniques they have learnt in class and work on incorporating them into their personal arsenal of moves, tricks and tactics.

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