Sunday saw our Oxford students gather for a bit out outdoor freeplay. These sessions are always helpful. There’s only so much time during a lesson to learn a new technique and often the best way to practise it is to incorporate it into sparring.
Wednesday saw the last training session of the year and Godalming’s Bring-A-Weapon party.
Students got to spin a wheel to choose the weapons they would fight with, leading to some interesting and entirely one-sided fights. It also gave students a chance to fight with weapons they may never have used before. Good fun was had by all and it was the perfect way to finish what has been a very busy year for the school.
It was the last training session in Reading for the year on Monday, which could mean only one thing… our annual Bring-A-Weapon Party.
Students brought every weapon they could lay their hands on from small swords & montantes, through boken and bo staffs, to weird and wonderful from science fiction & fantasy. Students who felt brave could pick weapons from the hat of doom which lead to weird and wonderful (and entirely one-sided) match ups.
We ended the evening with a melee where it wasn’t exactly clear who was on which side at any given time.
Sparring this weekend saw it take place on Saturday in Reading for a change. There was a good turnout and a number of different weapon combinations, including seated dussack to allow those with minor injuries to still participate.