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13 12, 2023

Swindon Training – 13th December 2023

2023-12-18T22:49:12+00:00December 13th, 2023|Dagger, Rapier, Swindon, Sword & Buckler|

It was free sparring night at Swindon tonight, where students got the chance to spar with a number of different weapons including daggers, rapiers, and smallswords.  Students also got to play with Montantes, longswords and polearms in what was a fun filled but exhausting evening.

19 08, 2023

Coming of Age Event: Day 1

2023-08-23T07:44:55+00:00August 19th, 2023|Dagger, Events, Godalming, Longsword, Oxford, Rapier, Reading, Sidesword, Swindon, Sword & Buckler|

It was a jam-packed day of workshops on the first full day of our Coming of Age celebration event.  Students from all four of our chapters gathered on the banks of the Thames to partake in a wide range of workshops put on by our instructors.

Lizzie gave an introduction to Spadone, Dan looked at Alfieri humors, Apollon gave a Rapier masterclass, Kirstian taught an introduction to Longsword, Adrian gave a masterclass on use of the buckler, Simon looked at Godhino’s Montante, Luis introduced us to grappling, and Mark gave a workshop on Agrippa.  All were well attended with lots of happy students enjoying the perfect weather.

We ended the first day of workshops with Simon and Josh from our Reading Chapter completing the final piece of their Spadaccino grading.  Spadaccino is the most senior rank in the school and as part of it, they have to engage in a number of fights including a weapon they’ve never used before which in their case were peasant flails.  Congrats to both of them for a well deserved honour. which has required huge number of hours of dedicated training as well as written pieces.

22 07, 2023

School of the Sword Instructor Gives Students HEMA Taster Session

2023-07-23T18:15:09+00:00July 22nd, 2023|Events, Godalming, Sidesword|

Godalming head instructor, Fran Lacuata was at Imperial College London today to  give a HEMA taster lesson to a bunch of students.

They were introduced to sabre, sidesword and spadone and were , in Fran’s words. “all absolute champs!”

5 03, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 5th March 2023

2023-03-16T18:19:02+00:00March 5th, 2023|Oxford|

Students from our Oxford chapter met up today for their regular weekend sparring. There were a mixture of weapons available, giving all attending students valuable practise and experience.

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
17 07, 2017

Montante Seminar – 15th July 2017

2017-07-17T17:16:37+00:00July 17th, 2017|Events, Reading|

The School of the Sword was proud to host Luke Ireland of The Exiles for a one day seminar on the Iberian montante on Saturday.

The aim was to provide an introduction to Dom Diogo Gomes de Figueiredo’s Memorial Da Prattica do Montante. Over the course of the day, students worked on many of the simple rules included in Figueiredo’s treatise, as well as expanding upon their use beyond the confines of the rules.

It was a great day and everyone really enjoyed having Luke instruct us.

2 06, 2017

The School Of The Sword At May Melee

2017-06-02T21:11:23+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Events, Rapier|

Last weekend, members of The School of the Sword attended the May Melee in Gloucestershire, with three of our instructors running classes at the event.

Lizzie Rose taught Montante, Jay Maxwell did a session on sidesword and rotella, and Alexander Makarov looked at Italian Rapier.

 

26 03, 2017

By The Sword – 18th / 19th March 2017

2017-03-26T20:33:32+00:00March 26th, 2017|Events, Rapier|

The School of the Sword instructors, Lizzie Wilson, Lynette Nusbacher and Fran Terminiello all gave classes at the inaugural By the Sword event last weekend. The first of its kind in the UK, the event was run for and by women.
There were classes in Spadone, grappling, pugilism, case of swords, sword and cape, rapier, longsword and smallsword, plus lots of cake and laughter!
By the Sword had a very positive and friendly vibe, and is ideal for newcomer and HEMA veteran alike.

28 02, 2017

Sunday Sparring – 26th February 2017

2017-02-26T21:30:09+00:00February 28th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Reading, Sword & Buckler|

Sunday sparring was in Hawley again this past Sunday where students got another chance to put skills learnt during our training sessions into action.

Students put the two hours to good use with a large mix of weapons in play:  Sideword & buckler, rapiers, daggers, cloaks, smallsword, and even some Montante.

 

2 12, 2016

Reading Comic Con – 26th / 27th November 2016

2016-12-02T00:42:52+00:00December 2nd, 2016|Events|

The School of the Sword was present at the first ever Reading Comic Con this past week.  Students from both our Reading and Godalming salle turned up over the two days to give demonstrations of the various weapons we train with.  Not only did it educate the public about what we do and some of the differences between the fights they see in videogames and television with what happens in reality, it also gave our students hours to get some extra practise in.

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