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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.


28 04, 2019

Soxford Open Sparring Day

2019-04-28T15:31:55+00:00April 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

We had a great turnout of over thirty people for our first Open Sparring Day held at our Oxford chapter.

Friends from Waterloo Sparring, Exeter Sparring Group, AHF, New Cross Historical Fencing, Schola Gladiatoria and more came to fence with a whole variety of weapons and gather for drinks and dinner in the pub afterwards.

Our Open sparring days are held three times a year, are free of charge and open to all. You need your own equipment and at least a basic grounding in HEMA. The next one will be at our Reading Chapter in August.

4 04, 2019

Oxford students pass safety test

2019-04-12T09:17:23+00:00April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Kelley, Luis, Charlotte and Kristian for passing their SotS safety test at our Oxford branch! As full members are now able to attend sparring and train with the rest of the school.

3 04, 2019

Three pass in Godalming

2019-04-03T22:03:23+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to our “three musketeers”: Alex, Matt and Sabrina who have now all passed their safety tests after completing the beginners course and are ready to spar and train with the rest of the School!

28 11, 2018

Triumph at Wessex League Finals Winchester

2018-11-28T17:03:40+00:00November 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This weekend saw the final leg of the highly popular Wessex League 2018, where no less than 13 SotS members competed and several more admirably volunteered to staff the event. Hosted by Southampton Historical Fencing, the weekend included six competitions. The performance and quality of fencing all round was very high indeed. Congratulations to the following people:

Adrian Faulkner: Open Rapier & Dagger – Silver

Emilia Skirmuntt: Women’s Longsword – Bronze

Fran Terminiello: Women’s Sword & Buckler – Bronze

Matthew Crane: Open Rapier & Dagger – Gold

Mikolaj Krukowski: Open Sword & Buckler – Bronze

Particularly impressive is Matt’s win, which makes it his 3rd gold medal in a row in this series for rapier & dagger.

In addition the league winners were announced, and once again The School of the Sword holds the team trophy for another year. Well done to all the finalists:

Adrian Faulkner: Open Rapier & Dagger League – Silver

Emilia Skirmuntt: Women’s Longsword League – Bronze

Fran Terminiello: Women’s Longsword League – Silver

Matthew Crane: Open Rapier & Dagger League – Gold

Stewart Hotston: Open Sword & Buckler League – Silver, Open Rapier & Dagger League – Bronze

The School hosted a leg in Reading in 2017, and we hope to host future events for the league. Several members of the School are also main organisers. We look forward to seeing more SotS members participate, whether staffing or competing, in 2019.

Philip Hodder vs Josh Bradshaw – Open Sword & Buckler pools

Fran vs Emilia in women’s Sword & Buckler bronze match

Women’s sword & buckler finalists

Women’s longsword finalists

Open sword & buckler finalists

Open rapier & dagger finalists

Wessex Winchester 2018 Finalists

Wessex League Champions 2018

30 09, 2018

Eight Medals for Sots at Wessex League Taunton

2018-09-30T21:39:39+00:00September 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The School had eight reasons to celebrate after several members took part in the Wessex League’s second event of the year in Taunton this weekend. Congratulations to the following people:

Matthew Crane – open rapier and dagger 1st

Adrian Faulkner – open sword and buckler 2nd and open rapier and dagger 2nd

Emilia Skirmuntt – women’s sabre 1st and women’s longsword 3rd

Fran Terminiello – women’s sabre 2nd and women’s longsword 2nd

Stewart Hotston – open sword and buckler 3rd

Well done also to Andy Bone, Apollon Makropoulos, Chris Bear, James Barker, John Waller for some brilliant performances in both Sword & Buckler and Rapier & Dagger.

Preparations and training for Wessex League Cardiff are already under way.

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