The School of the Sword is proud to host the International Rapier Seminar 2016.  Classes with world-class instructors will be available to both beginners and advanced students of the rapier and companion weapons. There will also be opportunities for free play and a tournament.

Join us on the 16th and 17th of April 2016 in Godalming, Surrey UK, and enjoy an immersion and celebration of this beautiful art.


The International Rapier Seminar 2016 is sponsored by Danelli ArmouriesThe Knight ShopNeyman Fencing and Gajardoni


The event will be held at Broadwater School Sports Centre, Broadwater Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3BW


By Train – Nearest station is Farncombe which has a direct line out of London Waterloo

By Air (Heathrow) – Take the Rail-Air bus to Woking station from which it is a direct rail link to Farncombe

By Air (Gatwick) – Take the train from Gatwick Airport station to Guildford and then change for Farncombe

By Car – Exit the A3 on the junction labelled B3000 Godalming & Farnham.  Take first roundabout toward Compton & Godalming.  Continue down this road for several miles before turning right immediately after going over the railway bridge.  The school is on the left about half a mile down the road


Godalming Hotel – 65 Meadrow, Godalming GU7 3HS
Phone:01483 421800

The Kings Arms and Royal Hotel Godalming – 22 High St, Godalming GU7 1DZ
Phone:01483 421545

Innkeeper’s Lodge Godalming – Ockford Road, Godalming GU7 1RH
Phone:0845 112 6102

Premier Inn Godalming Hotel – Guildford Rd, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3BX
Phone:0871 527 8466

Instructors & Classes

Please click the image below for details on the instructors and the classes they will be running


Tournament Details

Tournament rules and safety equipment requirements can be found on this page


Social Schedule

8pm Friday 15 April The Star PH back room, Church Street Godalming

8pm Saturday 16 April The Jack Phillips (Wetherspoons) PH back room, High Street Godalming



Registration is now FULL


Contact Details

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