18 04, 2023

School of the Sword To Teach At Fightcamp Skirmish 2023

2023-04-20T07:44:06+00:00April 18th, 2023|Events, Sword & Buckler|

June will see the return of Fightcamp Skirmish 2023 and an awesome class line up of some of the country’s best HEMA instructors.

Fran from our Godalming chapter will be in attendance teaching Bolognese Sword and Buckler.

For more details, check out

28 03, 2023

Gathering Of Wolves – 27th / 28th March 2023

2023-04-20T19:41:20+00:00March 28th, 2023|Events, Godalming, Oxford|

Two School of the Sword instructors headed to Wales this weekend to teach at Gathering of Wolves.  Fran ran a workshop is entitled “The Right Place at the Right Time”, while Emilia had a great time teaching tomahawk and bowie knife with around 40 participants!

18 02, 2023

Godalming Freeplay Day

2023-03-15T18:13:07+00:00February 18th, 2023|Dagger, Events, Godalming, Longsword, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Our Godalming chapter played host to a Freeplay Day where fighters from clubs far and wide descended on Godalming to engage in a day of fun sparring. These events provide the perfect opportunity to experience different sparring partners, some of them learning different systems.

12 02, 2023

Winterkamp – 10th – 12th February 2023

2023-04-20T19:53:01+00:00February 12th, 2023|Events, Oxford|

The School of the Sword was in the Netherlands this weekend, as Oxford Head Instructor, Emilia Skiurmuntt headed to the Winterkamp event in Tilburg Netherlands, to teach an introduction to rapier. It was an amazing, friendly event with a good range of workshops and talks.  We hope everyone who attended Emilia’s workshop enjoyed it.

4 02, 2023

The School Of The Sword Instructors Heading To Wales

2023-02-04T11:18:42+00:00February 4th, 2023|Events|

Two of The School of the Sword’s senior instructors are heading to Wales in March to teach at The Gathering of Wolves

The Gathering of Wolves 2023 is the only event of its kind in Wales – a two-day HEMA event hosted in Cardiff, consisting of various workshops with instructors from across the UK as well as plenty of opportunities for friendly free sparring.

Emilia will be doing a workshop on Tomahawk and Bowie Knife whilst Fran’s workshop is entitled “The Right Place at the Right Time”

2 12, 2022

The School of the Sword Heading To Winterkamp

2023-02-04T11:59:32+00:00December 2nd, 2022|Events|

The School of the Sword instructor, Emilia Skirmuntt, will be heading to the Netehrlands this February to teach at Winterkamp 2023

Zwaardkring’s annual international HEMA event will take place on february 10th-12th 2023!

Workshops in different disciplines given by big names but also gives a stage to newcomers in HEMA. Enjoy all kinds of workshops, lectures, free sparring, socializing, eating and sleeping all on one site.

18 10, 2022

School of the Sword Takes Bronze

2022-10-19T07:12:04+00:00October 18th, 2022|Events, Godalming, Trophies|

Congratulations to Mikołaj Krukowski from our Godalming chapter who took bronze in the Open Sabre competition at last weekend’s Wessex League Southampton. Well done to all the School of the Sword participants and, as always, congratulations to all winners.

16 10, 2022

The School Of The Sword Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2022-10-19T07:18:48+00:00October 16th, 2022|Events, Reading|

This year sees the 20th anniversary of School of the Sword, and whilst we’re planning a year long celebration with most of the activities in the summer, next month we will be hosting a freeplay session, open to members of other schools, followed by a meal in Reading in the evening.

For full details and booking information, please consult [THIS LINK]

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.

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