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Sparring Saviolo

Sparring Saviolo

…or at least that was the intention. Some of it looks like the treatise, some of it… not. Note to self, when blocking with the off hand, be sure the thrust you’re blocking is actually a thrust and not a cut… ...
It doesn’t only come in black

It doesn’t only come in black

Parcel arrived. Club kit is available in all the colours and all the sizes. ...
Let the Saviolo flow

Let the Saviolo flow

This week’s session finished with our first attempt at a Saviolo flow drill that didn’t always,er, flow. Intended to bed in the techniques from Saviolo’s rapier/sidesword treatise, the continuous flow of counters proved tricky to keep up. In this case, instead of keeping moving at a counter-attacking measure, everyone kept closing in to grappling range … Let the Saviolo flow Read More » ...
National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019 takes place 18-24 November.  Ann Craft Trust (ACT) is heading the annual awareness raising campaign which focuses on safeguarding issues across society. Each day will be focused on a different safeguarding adults at risk issue, culminating in two days about safeguarding adults in sport and activity. ...
Newcomers hands on with sidesword

Newcomers hands on with sidesword

Our current Saviolo sidesword block continues as we get to grips with close measure cut and thrust with off hand parries. And as we try to get everyone on the same page, we have two new members this session taking a remarkably mature approach to class and a first sparring experience. ...