Our success and strength as a school comes from the diversity of our members. A lot of our drills and techniques depend on trust on our sparring partners, and we want our members to feel included, seen, supported, and safe. As part of commitment to inclusivity, a pronoun patch now forms a voluntary part of our part of our official uniform insignia. Members who choose to have one, can wear it under the chapter flash and school patch with pride.
Martial Arts of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow recently sat down with Godalming Head Instructor and all-round “Matriach” of School of the Sword, Fran Lacuta, to discuss the state of HEMA in the UK and her work promoting women and non-binary individuals through events and organisations.
You can check out the interview HERE