28 02, 2024

Godalming Training – 28th February 2024

2024-03-30T20:46:16+00:00February 28th, 2024|Sword & Buckler|

It was a big night at our Godalming Chapter tonight with four candiadti passing their safety test and rising to the rank of Studenti.  Congratulations to Ben, George, Sam and Müesser

Even greater congrats to Philip Hodder on taking his Spadaccino exam! Ten fights against ten worthy foes finishing with a thrilling backsword boss fight

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.

14 08, 2023

Reading Training – 14th August 2023

2023-08-17T15:47:16+00:00August 14th, 2023|Reading, Sidesword|

Gradings galore at Reading tonight as Josh, Chris and Simon prepared to level up. At SOTS we have gradings at 30, 200 and 400 hours of study, the last two involving multiple fights and written pieces. Our senior students put in a huge effort, with Simon and Josh continuing their assessments this weekend at our anniversary event. Great work all!

9 01, 2017

Training – 4th January 2017

2017-01-09T15:52:11+00:00January 9th, 2017|Dagger, Godalming, Rapier, Sword & Buckler|

We had a very special and fun night of gradings on Wednesday with with over thirty people attending to see and participate in three senior students testing their skill.

An array of weapons such as rapier, dagger, cloak, sidesword and buckler were used; as well as a variety of situations. The final bout was carried out in darkness and with the addition of lanterns.

Congratulations Adrian and Simon on passing their Laureando assessments, and particularly to Matt, who has achieved the ultimate rank of Spadaccino. Well deserved all.


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