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17 03, 2024

Oxford Sparring – 17th March 2024

2024-03-31T14:30:08+00:00March 17th, 2024|Oxford|

Our Oxford students met up again today for their regular weekend sparring. Sparring gives them a chance to exchange with students they might not have sparred with before, practise weapons that might not currently be in the training curriculum, as well as get some much needed time to incorporate new techniques and tactics into their swordplay.

25 02, 2024

Oxford Sparring – 25th February 2024

2024-03-31T14:54:01+00:00February 25th, 2024|Longsword, Oxford|

Our Oxford students met up again today for their regular Sunday sparring session.  These sessions give students the chance to play with a range of weapons including those they might not currently be training, as well as practise techniques learned in class under sparring conditions.

16 12, 2023

Godalming Sparring – 16th December 2023

2023-12-18T22:42:36+00:00December 16th, 2023|Godalming, Rapier, Sidesword, Sword & Buckler|

Our Godalming students met up today to practise a little free sparring with a number of different weapons.  These sessions allow students to practise and refine techniques in class as well as give valuable experience of sparring with a multitude of different opponents.

 

8 10, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 8th October 2023

2023-10-14T15:59:43+00:00October 8th, 2023|Longsword, Oxford|

Our Oxford students met up again today for their regular Sunday sparring session.  These sessions give students the chance to play with a range of weapons including those they might not currently be training, as well as practise techniques learned in class under sparring conditions.

20 08, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 20th August 2023

2023-08-23T08:13:05+00:00August 20th, 2023|Dagger, Longsword, Oxford|

Not everyone was at our Coming of Age event this weekend, and for those Oxford students who weren’t, there was still the option of our weekly sparring session.

Sparring gives students a chance to exchange with opponents they might not have sparred with before, practise weapons that might not currently be in the training curriculum, as well as get some much needed time to incorporate new techniques and tactics into their swordplay.

13 08, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 13th August 2023

2023-08-17T15:39:33+00:00August 13th, 2023|Longsword, Oxford|

Our Oxford student met up again today for their regular outdoor freeplay session.  These sparring get-togethers provide the perfect opportunity to practise techniques learned in class as well as get experience of fighting against opponents they might otherwise not get regular practise against.

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!”

11 06, 2023

Oxford Sparring – 11th June 2023

2023-06-12T07:47:04+00:00June 11th, 2023|Dagger, Longsword, Oxford, Rapier|

Our Oxford student’s braved the heat today to get in some much appreciated sparring practise.

Sparring sessions give students the chance to practise techniques they have learnt in class and work on incorporating them into their personal arsenal of moves, tricks and tactics.

4 06, 2023

School of the Sword Sees Victory At Albion

2023-06-12T07:03:01+00:00June 4th, 2023|Trophies|

The School of the Sword participated in this weekend’s Albion Cup Tournament.  Competitors from around the world traveled to Marlow to fight it out in a number of different weapon disciplines.

As always, The School of the Sword was well represented and came away with a number of medals.

Congratulations to Oxford Instructor, Emilia Skirmutt who took an impressive gold in Women’s Single Rapier, Silver in Women’s Saber, and Bronze in Women’s Longsword.

Congratulations also to Kristian Barlow for taking 4th place in the Tier B Open Longsword.

Congratulations to all winners.  By all accounts it was a fun and well run event

18 02, 2023

Godalming Freeplay Day

2023-03-15T18:13:07+00:00February 18th, 2023|Dagger, Events, Godalming, Longsword, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

Our Godalming chapter played host to a Freeplay Day where fighters from clubs far and wide descended on Godalming to engage in a day of fun sparring. These events provide the perfect opportunity to experience different sparring partners, some of them learning different systems.

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