The School of the Sword has a long record of producing excellent fighters.  A large part of this owes itself to the fact that we spend a long time on the fundamentals.  When new students join us as candidati they spend many weeks learning the cuts and guards of Bolognese swordsplay, demonstrating control and efficacy.  Only when they are ready do we put them through the safety test where they pass to the rank of Studente and can partake in our main training streams.

It takes some work and dedication to reach that stage so naturally, we’re very proud when we see students progress.

Congrats to Dave, Kip and Steven for being the latest additions to the Studenti