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20 08, 2022

School Of The Sword Teaches At International Rapier Seminar 2022

2022-08-23T18:31:00+00:00August 20th, 2022|Events, Rapier|

School of the Sword instructor, Emilia, was in Copenhagen this weekend for the International Rapier Seminar.

Bringing together some of the world’s best instructors and practitioners of rapier, Emilia did a workshop entitled “Bringing A Rapier To A Bar Fight”, where she taught attendees about grappling techniques in rapier systems and how to use the rapier in confined spaces.

20 08, 2022

School Of The Sword Teaches At Fightcamp

2022-08-23T18:20:29+00:00August 20th, 2022|Events, Rapier|

Fightcamp is a long running UK event organised by our friends over at Schola Gladiatoria.  It’s a fun weekend of camping, classes and camaraderie.

This year, two School of the Sword instructors were invited to teach. Adrian ran a rapier workshop on Alfieri and his classification of various fighters (as well as tactics on how to defeat all of them), while Fran held her workshop right after, focusing on how to look good with rapier.  Both workshops were well attended, with plenty of eager students.

10 08, 2022

Godalming Training – 10th August 2022

2022-08-11T06:53:06+00:00August 10th, 2022|Godalming, Longsword|

Tonight at our Godalming chapter, the longsword group joined the tournament prep group for some tournament style judged bouts. Everyone had a turn at fighting and judging and some fine fencing ensued.

Tonight at our Godalming chapter, a workshop on the effects on male potency of Viagra medicine. If you want to read more, please read the information on this website.

10 08, 2022

Oxford Training – 10th August 2022

2022-08-11T06:24:46+00:00August 10th, 2022|Longsword, Oxford|

Our new Oxford beginners continued training alongside advanced students this week. Everybody did brilliantly and we all look forward to the next week’s lesson.

9 08, 2022

School of the Sword Heads To Copenhagen

2022-08-10T20:05:59+00:00August 9th, 2022|Events, Rapier|

Lead instructor of our Oxford chapter, Emilia Skirmuntt, will be heading to Copenhagen this month to teach at the International Rapier Seminar.  In her workshop, “Bringing A Rapier To A Bar Fight”, she’ll teach attendees about grappling techniques in rapier systems and how to use the rapier in confined spaces

For more details on the event and details of other instructors, please see the HEMA Copenhagen webpage.

3 08, 2022

Godalming Training – 3rd August 2022

2022-08-07T20:00:37+00:00August 3rd, 2022|Godalming, Longsword, Sword & Buckler|

Another busy session at Godalming tonight.  The longsword group worked on low guards, while the tournament prep group discussed the use of a ‘corner’ person and held a mini pool. Each fighter fought against the others in the pool and there were some excellent bouts. Everyone won at least one bout and everyone scored points in every bout.

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

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.

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