It was a special night in Godalming tonight, as the school saw two students rise to the rank of Laureando.

Laureando is the second exam students at the School can take after their initial safety test (which makes sure they are safe to spar). The laureando typically after 200 hours of study and some experience of teaching others.

April and John untook a number of bouts with a variety of weapons ending in an exchange against a weapon they hadn’t encountered before.  They had each submitted a written piece prior to tonight.

Congrats to both. It’s taken a lot of hard work but is well deserved.