10 05, 2023

Godalming Training -10th May 2023

2023-05-22T07:27:48+00:00May 10th, 2023|Godalming, Rapier|

Godalming students started new teaching blocks this week with Luke beginning his lessons on sidesword, looking at the work of Henry de Sainct Didier.  Meanwhile Apollon started his block on single rapier by looking at some Capo Ferro. Lynette and April took beginners through their first steps in the foundation of swordplay.

3 05, 2023

Godalming Training – 3rd May 2023

2023-05-08T10:30:50+00:00May 3rd, 2023|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

At the end of each training block we have a night of freeplay. Tonight, it was Godalming’s turn. We also held gradings where three beginners graduated to full membership.  Congratulations to Jonathan, Jeremy and Michael who rise from the rank of candidati to Studenti

20 04, 2023

School of the Sword Heading To Poland

2023-04-20T19:59:14+00:00April 20th, 2023|Oxford, Rapier|

The School of the Sword will be heading to Warsaw, Poland this June, when Oxford head Instructor, Emilia Skirmuntt, will be instructing at the International Rapier Seminar 2023.  her workshop is entitled “Rapiers in the dark” learning techniques pairing a sword and lantern as well as complimenting them techniques from sword and cape.

The International Rapier Seminar is a three day event dedicated to the art of the rapier, with great instructors from all over the HEMA world.

8 04, 2023

Godalming Sparring – 8th April 2023

2023-04-20T18:57:38+00:00April 8th, 2023|Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Students from our Godalming chapter met up in a local park this weekend to engage in a little freeplay.  These sparring sessions are an ideal way to get some weekend exercise as well as practise techniques learnt in class.

2 04, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 2nd April 2023

2023-04-20T08:00:26+00:00April 2nd, 2023|Longsword, Oxford, Rapier|

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.  There were a variety of weapons on offer this weekend including longsword and rapier, giving students practise with weapons that might not currently be on the training curriculum.

25 03, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 25th March 2023

2023-04-20T08:07:17+00:00March 25th, 2023|Dagger, Longsword, Oxford, Rapier|

This weekend saw students from our Oxford chapter head out for some outdoor freeplay.  Sparring gives them a student 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.

26 02, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 26th February 2023

2023-03-16T18:27:07+00:00February 26th, 2023|Dagger, Longsword, Oxford, Rapier|

Our Oxford students were joined today by members of Milton Keynes’ Clashing Steel for their regular sparring session. Fighting against new opponents not only gives you an opportunity to practise your skills, but to see how they stack up against an unknown opponent.

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.

29 10, 2022

Godalming Saturday Sparring – 29th October 2022

2022-12-27T09:42:52+00:00October 29th, 2022|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Some of the members from our Godalming chapter spent part of their day enjoying one of our regular open air sparring sessions. These sessions give students the chance to practise the things they’ve learnt in class as well as get in some much needed sparring.

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.

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