10 10, 2022

Reading Students Pass Safety Test

2022-10-19T07:30:33+00:00October 10th, 2022|Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Monday night saw the addition of new studenti after Paul, Magnus and Lenny passed their safety test and rose from the rank of Candidati.

After many weeks of hard work learning, Paul, Magnus and Lenny have shown that they have understood the foundations of swordplay and are now ready to engage in a wider range of training as a Studente.

Congratulations to all of them.

12 09, 2022

Medals At Wessex League Didcot

2022-09-12T23:47:15+00:00September 12th, 2022|Godalming, Oxford, Trophies|

School of the Sword saw a number of medals in the first round of the Wessex League, held in Didcot, Oxfordshire this past weekend.

Emilia Skirmunt head instructor at our Oxford chapter took silver in women’s saber, gold in women’s longsword, while Apollon Makropoulos, an instructor at our Godalming chapter, took bronze in Sword and Buckler.

Congratulations to both fencers in what, by all accounts, was an excellent event.


31 08, 2022

Godalming Training – 31st August 2022

2022-09-01T07:26:51+00:00August 31st, 2022|Godalming, Sword & Buckler|

Lots of people in class at Godalming tonight including our latest beginners group! Everyone got stuck in right away and was very enthusiastic about learning swords. We are looking forward to working with all of you over the coming weeks.

3 08, 2022

Godalming Training – 3rd August 2022

2022-08-07T20:00:37+00:00August 3rd, 2022|Godalming, Longsword, Sword & Buckler|

Another busy session at Godalming tonight.  The longsword group worked on low guards, while the tournament prep group discussed the use of a ‘corner’ person and held a mini pool. Each fighter fought against the others in the pool and there were some excellent bouts. Everyone won at least one bout and everyone scored points in every bout.

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

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

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.

14 05, 2022

Fightcamp Skirmish – 14th May 2022

2022-07-01T18:08:05+00:00May 14th, 2022|Events, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Two of School of the Sword’s instructors were in the glorious sunshine and the rain this weekend at the Fightcamp Skirmish event hosted by Schola Gladiatoria. Adrian did a class on introduction to rapier and Fran taught an intro to Bolognese sword & buckler.

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.

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