31 03, 2024

Oxford Sparring – 31st March 2024

2024-05-07T23:58:53+00:00March 31st, 2024|Longsword, Oxford, Sidesword|

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.

11 03, 2024

Reading Training – 11th March 2024

2024-03-30T22:48:02+00:00March 11th, 2024|Dagger, Rapier, Reading, Sidesword|

Another busy night at our Reading Chapter tonight with multiple streams of training.  Josh continued his look at single rapier while Simon continued his lessons in Sword & Dagger, and our Candidati continued to prepare for their upcoming Safety Tests.

28 02, 2024

Swindon Training – 28th February 2024

2024-03-31T18:49:20+00:00February 28th, 2024|Sidesword, Swindon|

It was our regular Swindon Training session tonight, and students were busy engaged in propelled cloak throws as part of our Sword & Cloak teaching block.  We also continued our work in single sidesword by looking at opportunistic attacks.

21 02, 2024

Swindon Training – 21st February 2024

2024-03-31T18:56:13+00:00February 21st, 2024|Sidesword, Swindon|

Our Swindon students gathered for their regular weekly training session tonight.  We continued to look at Sword & Cloak, refining work we had already done before devoting the second half to a freeplay session to allow students to play with different weapon sets and skills they’ve recently picked up.

14 02, 2024

Swindon Training – 14th February 2024

2024-03-31T19:04:42+00:00February 14th, 2024|Sidesword, Swindon|

Our Swindon students have been doing a lot of work since the start of the year looking at the various aspects of Sword & Cloak.  Tonight, we put that to the test by taking part in a cape wrapping competition.  Students had to interpret Altoni’s source material and reproduce it for a competition organised by The Art of Arms Substack.

7 02, 2024

Swindon Training – 7th February 2024

2024-03-31T19:12:52+00:00February 7th, 2024|Sidesword, Swindon|

Our Swindon students have been studying Sword & Cloak since the beginning of the year and are now progressing onto advanced techniques.  Tonight, at our regular weekly session, we looked at cloak defenses against cuts.

13 01, 2024

Godalming Sparring – 13th January 2023

2024-01-29T00:03:47+00:00January 13th, 2024|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sidesword|

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.

10 01, 2024

Swindon Training – 10th January 2024

2024-03-31T20:13:56+00:00January 10th, 2024|Sidesword, Swindon|

It was the second week of the new term and tonight student’s continued progressing with work on our duel lesson block: looking at sword & cape as well as the foundations of Giovanni dall’Agocchie’s single sidesword.

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