It was a special night in Reading last night, as the school saw not one, but four students rise to the rank of Laureando.

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

Daniel and Phil from our Reading chapter were joined by Kristian and Luis from Oxford and untook a number of bouts with a variety of weapons ending in an exchange against a weapon he hadn’t encountered before.

Congrats to all involved. It’s taken a lot of hard work.