22 08, 2021

School Of The Sword Goes To Fightcamp 2021

2021-09-02T17:41:11+00:00August 22nd, 2021|Events|

Fightcamp is a long running UK event organised by our friends over at Schola Gladiatoria.  It’s a fun weekend of camping, classes and camaraderie.

This year, three School of the Sword instructors were invited to teach.  Fran ran a class on Anonimo Bolognese Poleaxe, Adrian ran a class on Active Buckler Defense and unfortunately the weather put a stop to Emilia’s class on dirty rapier tricks.  All the students seemed to enjoy themselves, and it was good to catch up with members of the wider HEMA community after so long apart.

28 04, 2019

Soxford Open Sparring Day

2019-04-28T15:31:55+00:00April 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

We had a great turnout of over thirty people for our first Open Sparring Day held at our Oxford chapter.

Friends from Waterloo Sparring, Exeter Sparring Group, AHF, New Cross Historical Fencing, Schola Gladiatoria and more came to fence with a whole variety of weapons and gather for drinks and dinner in the pub afterwards.

Our Open sparring days are held three times a year, are free of charge and open to all. You need your own equipment and at least a basic grounding in HEMA. The next one will be at our Reading Chapter in August.

4 04, 2019

Oxford students pass safety test

2019-04-12T09:17:23+00:00April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Kelley, Luis, Charlotte and Kristian for passing their SotS safety test at our Oxford branch! As full members are now able to attend sparring and train with the rest of the school.

3 04, 2019

Three pass in Godalming

2019-04-03T22:03:23+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to our “three musketeers”: Alex, Matt and Sabrina who have now all passed their safety tests after completing the beginners course and are ready to spar and train with the rest of the School!

28 11, 2018

Triumph at Wessex League Finals Winchester

2018-11-28T17:03:40+00:00November 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This weekend saw the final leg of the highly popular Wessex League 2018, where no less than 13 SotS members competed and several more admirably volunteered to staff the event. Hosted by Southampton Historical Fencing, the weekend included six competitions. The performance and quality of fencing all round was very high indeed. Congratulations to the following people:

Adrian Faulkner: Open Rapier & Dagger – Silver

Emilia Skirmuntt: Women’s Longsword – Bronze

Fran Terminiello: Women’s Sword & Buckler – Bronze

Matthew Crane: Open Rapier & Dagger – Gold

Mikolaj Krukowski: Open Sword & Buckler – Bronze

Particularly impressive is Matt’s win, which makes it his 3rd gold medal in a row in this series for rapier & dagger.

In addition the league winners were announced, and once again The School of the Sword holds the team trophy for another year. Well done to all the finalists:

Adrian Faulkner: Open Rapier & Dagger League – Silver

Emilia Skirmuntt: Women’s Longsword League – Bronze

Fran Terminiello: Women’s Longsword League – Silver

Matthew Crane: Open Rapier & Dagger League – Gold

Stewart Hotston: Open Sword & Buckler League – Silver, Open Rapier & Dagger League – Bronze

The School hosted a leg in Reading in 2017, and we hope to host future events for the league. Several members of the School are also main organisers. We look forward to seeing more SotS members participate, whether staffing or competing, in 2019.

Philip Hodder vs Josh Bradshaw – Open Sword & Buckler pools

Fran vs Emilia in women’s Sword & Buckler bronze match

Women’s sword & buckler finalists

Women’s longsword finalists

Open sword & buckler finalists

Open rapier & dagger finalists

Wessex Winchester 2018 Finalists

Wessex League Champions 2018

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