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26 11, 2023

Medal Haul At Wessex League Swindon

2023-11-27T10:33:29+00:00November 26th, 2023|Dagger, Godalming, Longsword, Oxford, Reading, Swindon, Sword & Buckler, Trophies|

All four chapters came together this weekend, as the final leg of the Wessex League Tournament came to Swindon,  Students from our Godalming, Reading and Oxford chapters competed whilst our Swindon students got their first taste of tournaments from the sidelines, cheering everyone on.

School of the Sword came away with a number of medals despite some highly skilled competition.

Emilia Skirmuntt took gold in Women’s Rapier & Dagger, silver in Women’s longsword, as well as two golds in the overall league – Women’s longsword league and Women’s Multiple Weapon league

Magnus Kraken took silver in the Beginner’s Rapier & Dagger, with Lenny Sim taking Bronze

Kristian Barlow took bronze in Sword & Buckler.

Congratulations to Nigel Salt who narrowly missed out on a medal, gaining 4th place in Beginner’s Longsword.

Great fencing by all fencers, whether they won medals or not.  They should all be proud, as we look to 2024 and our preparations

5 11, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 5th November 2023

2023-11-06T14:07:02+00:00November 5th, 2023|Longsword, Oxford, Sword & Buckler|

Our Oxford student met up again today for their regular outdoor freeplay session. These sparring get-togethers provide the perfect opportunity to practise techniques learned in class as well as get experience of fighting against opponents they might otherwise not get regular practise against.

19 10, 2023

Oxford Training – 19th October 2023

2023-11-20T23:12:25+00:00October 19th, 2023|Longsword, Oxford, Sword & Buckler|

Our Oxford students met up for their regular weekly training session tonight. As always at our Oxford chapter there was a lot of focus on longsword, but there was a little sword and buckler as well.

15 10, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 15th October 2023

2023-11-06T14:22:13+00:00October 15th, 2023|Longsword, Oxford|

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.

8 10, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 8th October 2023

2023-10-14T15:59:43+00:00October 8th, 2023|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.

5 10, 2023

Oxford Training – 5th October 2023

2023-10-14T15:38:12+00:00October 5th, 2023|Longsword, Oxford|

Our Oxford students were enjoying their new training space this week after moving venues to a larger hall.  This week they looked at pommel strikes with the longsword.

1 10, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 1st October 2023

2023-10-14T16:07:44+00:00October 1st, 2023|Longsword, Oxford, Sidesword|

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.

17 09, 2023

School of the Sword Sees Medal Success At Wessex Winnersh

2023-10-14T17:06:21+00:00September 17th, 2023|Godalming, Longsword, Oxford, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

School of the Sword was competing in tournament this weekend with three of our chapters taking medals .  Emilia took gold in Women’s Sword & Buckler, as well as bronze in Women’s Longsword; Lenny took silver in the Beginner’s open steel Sword & Buckler,  whilst Mike took Bronze.  A lot of other students narrowly missed out on medals.

Congratulations to all winners, and we look forward to the next leg which will be held in Taunton.

10 09, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 10th September 2023

2023-09-24T22:21:16+00:00September 10th, 2023|Longsword, Oxford, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

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.

20 08, 2023

Coming of Age Event: Day 2

2023-08-23T08:07:04+00:00August 20th, 2023|Dagger, Godalming, Longsword, Oxford, Rapier, Reading, Sidesword, Swindon, Sword & Buckler|

It was the second day of our Coming of Age event, celebrating the 21st anniversary of the School of the Sword.  After a hearty breakfast, students jumped into a selection fo workshops taught by instructors from across School of the Sword’s four chapters.

Josh taught some Fabris Rapier & Dagger, Phil introduced students to dall’Agocchie sidesword, Fran ran a Sword& Dagger masterclass, Emilia tackled Longsword disarms, Adrian ran a workshop on introduction to single rapier, and Matt taught rapier and cloak.  We then gave out a bunch of awards before leaving the afternoon for people to pack up their tents and engage in a little sparring.

Thank you to everyone who came.  It seemed the event was a massive success and the perfect way to celebrate our 21st anniversary.  Here’s to the next 21!

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