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10 07, 2022

Introduction to Historical European Martial Arts Course

2022-07-11T05:47:33+00:00July 10th, 2022|Dagger, Events, Sword & Buckler|

School of the Sword lead instructor, Fran Lacuata, was in Dorset this weekend teaching an introduction to Historical European Martial Arts course at the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne.

The course focused on teaching renaissance swordplay where participants could learn the basics of greatsword, sidesword, dagger, buckler and more!

6 07, 2022

Godalming Training – 6th July 2022

2022-07-06T20:17:56+00:00July 6th, 2022|Godalming, Longsword|

In Godalming this week we had two classes: longsword basics,and a study group where everyone dove into the texts with the challenge of coming up with a drill to practice at home.

6 07, 2022

School Of The Sword Heads To Dorset

2022-07-06T17:39:05+00:00July 6th, 2022|Dagger, Events, Longsword, Sword & Buckler|

Francesca Lacuata, a lead instructor at The School of the Sword and founder of the By the Sword podcast, will be at the courses at the Ancient Technology Centre in Dorset this weekend, teaching a course on renaissance swordplay where people can learn the basics of greatsword, sidesword, dagger, buckler and more!
This course is for those 18+, and is for those of any experience, ability and fitness level. It also comes with the opportunity to stay in a unique Viking longhouse as well as being catered (details in the link below) and will run over two days.
When: 9th-10th July, 2022
Where: Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, Dorset
How much: £220
4 07, 2022

Reading Training – 4th July 2022

2022-07-06T17:14:11+00:00July 4th, 2022|Dagger, Rapier, Reading|

Tonight at our Reading Chapter we saw the start of a new introductory course for beginners, together with dagger fighting and some serious studying of Capoferro for our more experienced students

29 06, 2022

Godalming Training – 29th June 2022

2022-07-01T20:02:41+00:00June 29th, 2022|Godalming, Longsword, Rapier|

A busy night at our Godalming Chapter tonight with three different streams of learning. John & Lynette took students through tournament prep while Apollon and Jedd continued their work on Longsword, and April and Alex ran a study session

27 06, 2022

Reading Training – 27th June 2022

2022-07-01T19:42:16+00:00June 27th, 2022|Dagger, Rapier, Reading|

Students at our Reading chapter had a choice between single dagger and rapier at training tonight.

22 06, 2022

Reading Training – 22nd June 2022

2022-07-01T18:23:06+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Rapier, Reading|

Tonight at Reading, students got to enjoy a mix of streams. Simon continued his work looking at the parrying gauntlet, whilst Chris gave students an introduction to Capoferro

22 06, 2022

Godalming Training – 22nd June 2022

2022-07-01T17:17:40+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

It was a big night in Godalming tonight as Phil Hodder took his Laureando assessment. The rank is given to a student who has shown expertise with a number of weapon combinations and Phil’s assessment this evening required him to have a number of fights to showcase his range of skill.

Congratulations Phil on the hard work it has taken to get him to this stage.

6 06, 2022

Reading Training – 6th June 2022

2022-07-01T18:16:31+00:00June 6th, 2022|Reading|

Reading students started a new stream tonight, looking at an unusual weapon combination in Bolognase fencing (Sidesword and Parrying Gauntlet) from the Anonimo Bolognase and exploring the extrapolation of Bolognase techniques to dagger fighting and unarmed self-defence (based primarily on Marozzo, but with reference to other Italian fencing masters such as Fiore and Di Grassi)

28 05, 2022

School of the Sword Cutting Party – 28th May 2022

2022-07-01T17:49:21+00:00May 28th, 2022|Godalming, Oxford, Reading, social|

After not having seen a lot of each other over the pandemic, School of the Sword held a cutting party in Godalming this weekend with attendees from all our various chapters. Armed with milk and soft drinks bottles, we got to see how rusty our cutting had got using sharp swords against them.

There were lots of photogenic splashes, a few flying bottles and a whole lot of fun.

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