Reading Group

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

20 11, 2023

Reading Training – 20th November 2023

2023-11-20T23:01:56+00:00November 20th, 2023|Reading|

The cloaks (or beach towels) were out in force again tonight in Reading as our students continued their study block looking at the cloak as an off-hand weapon.  Lots of dapper fun had by all students.

13 11, 2023

Reading Training – 13th November 2023

2023-11-20T22:48:50+00:00November 13th, 2023|Reading|

It was a new lesson block tonight in Reading as our students got introduced the the joys of using the cloak as an off-hand.  Armed with cloaks (or towels in their absence) Reading students were taken through the basics by Matt.

28 10, 2023

Sparring Day – 28th October 2023

2023-11-06T13:52:53+00:00October 28th, 2023|Dagger, Godalming, Oxford, Rapier, Reading, Swindon, Sword & Buckler|

Our Reading chapter played host to a sparring day today. There were over thirty fencers there from numerous clubs and lots of great fights. If you want to up your game and test your skills against unfamiliar opponents look out for future events.

2 10, 2023

Reading Training – 2nd October 2023

2023-10-14T15:12:12+00:00October 2nd, 2023|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sidesword, Sword & Buckler|

Our Reading students got to enjoy a sparring night tonight.  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.

29 09, 2023

School of the Sword Introduces Pronoun Patches

2023-10-14T14:48:46+00:00September 29th, 2023|Godalming, Oxford, Reading, Swindon|

Our success and strength as a school comes from the diversity of our members.  A lot of our drills and techniques depend on trust on our sparring partners, and we want our members to feel included, seen, supported, and safe.  As part of commitment to inclusivity, a pronoun patch now forms a voluntary part of our part of our official uniform insignia.  Members who choose to have one, can wear it under the chapter flash and school patch with pride.

25 09, 2023

Reading Training – 25th September 2023

2023-10-14T15:01:44+00:00September 25th, 2023|Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Our Reading students were practicing for upcoming tournaments this week by holding their very own Sword & Buckler tournament.  Using the rule set from the Wessex League, students fought valiantly for the amazing prize of some runner beans.  Perhaps unexpectedly, this is not the most trivial thing we’ve ever had as an internal prize.  Congrats to the winners!  Enjoy your beans!

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