Monthly Archives: March 2024

31 03, 2024

Godalming Sparring – 31st March 2024

2024-03-31T14:04:57+00:00March 31st, 2024|Godalming|

Spring is here with longer, brighter days. And at Freeplay in Godalming today we celebrated by giving Mike a gentle pasting for his Birthday Bearpit.

27 03, 2024

Godalming Training – 27th March 2024

2024-03-30T20:11:44+00:00March 27th, 2024|Godalming|

This week our smallsword class revised Plates VII, VIII & IX – thrusts under the opponent’s elbow to the low line.  They then worked on Pages 22-25 which looked at recoveries from tierce and carte thrusts into an upright, feet together posture, rather than a ‘natural’ guard.

27 03, 2024

Swindon Training – 27th March 2024

2024-03-31T18:04:52+00:00March 27th, 2024|Swindon|

Swindon students gathered for their regular weekly training this week to continue their work looking at single sidesword and the works of Giovanni dall’Agocchie.  This week they continued their work looking at Surviving a duel in 30 days and the various responses.  A lot of hard work by all students

25 03, 2024

Reading Training – 25th March 2024

2024-03-30T21:33:15+00:00March 25th, 2024|Reading, Sword & Buckler|

At our Reading Chapter tonight, another three of our latest candidati intake passed their safety test and rose to the rank of Studenti. Congratulations, James, Mike and Tom.  As full members, they are now able to attend sparring and train with the rest of the school.

24 03, 2024

Oxford Sparring – 24th March 2024

2024-03-31T14:22:03+00:00March 24th, 2024|Godalming|

Sunday saw our Oxford students gather for a bit out outdoor freeplay. These sessions are always helpful. There’s only so much time during a lesson to learn a new technique and often the best way to practise it is to incorporate it into sparring.

24 03, 2024

Godalming Sparring – 24th March 2024

2024-03-31T14:04:28+00:00March 24th, 2024|Godalming, Rapier|

Our Godalming students gathered for the latest in our weekly sparring sessions today. 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.

20 03, 2024

Swindon Training – 20th March 2024

2024-03-31T18:10:24+00:00March 20th, 2024|Swindon|

Tonight at our regular weekly training, our Swindon students continued their work looking at Giovanni dall’Agocchie’s single sidesword.  They began looking at his advice on surviving a duel in 30 days and the various responses to attacks.

18 03, 2024

Reading Training – 18th March 2024

2024-03-30T21:23:21+00:00March 18th, 2024|Reading, Sword & Buckler|

This January, our Reading Chapter welcomed their latest batch of candidati.  Tonight, the first two passed Safety Test.  Congratulations, Dylan and Ario!
17 03, 2024

Oxford Sparring – 17th March 2024

2024-03-31T14:30:08+00:00March 17th, 2024|Oxford|

Our Oxford students met up again today for their regular weekend sparring. Sparring gives them a chance to exchange with students they might not have sparred with before, practise weapons that might not currently be in the training curriculum, as well as get some much needed time to incorporate new techniques and tactics into their swordplay.

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