Our Godalming students met up in Chilworth this weekend for the latest in the chapter’s regular sparring sessions. 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.
Students from our Godalming Chapter met up in Chilworth this weekend for their regular weekly sparring session. These sessions give students chance to practise technics learnt in training as well as spar with partners they wouldn’t normally fight with.
A new year and our Swindon students started it by looking at two new weapon combinations. We started the evening looking at Dall’aggochie’s low guards as we start to learn single sidesword, and then also started our work on Sword & Cloak.
Today saw our Godalming students had their final freeplay session of the year. There was a great turnout with a great array of disciplines on display.
Our Godalming students met up today to practise a little free sparring with a number of different weapons. These sessions allow students to practise and refine techniques in class as well as give valuable experience of sparring with a multitude of different opponents.
The School of the Sword is in Switzerland this weekend, after Oxford head instructor, Emilia Skirmuntt, has been invited to present a workshop on the side-sword of Giovanni Dall’Agocchie as part of the DEON event being held in Zurich. Hosted by Swiss HEMA member HADU, DEON23 is a dedicated rapier and side-sword event that features both workshops and tournaments.
The impending storm meant that we were a little light on the ground at Swindon tonight, so we had a “Try-A-Weapon” night, where students got to sample a combination of main hand and off-hand weapons including: smallsword, rapier, dagger and cloak. We all had a lot of fun and there is definite interest in progressing some of these weapons further.
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.
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.