(c) The School of the Sword 2009 : The School of the Sword is a Western Martial Arts school providing lessons in sword fighting and Historical European martial arts in Berkshire/Surrey UK
Phil Marshall is the lead instructor for the School of the Sword. He has been studying in the School since 2004 and has been teaching for the last two years. In that time Phil has taught at several international HEMAC events in the UK, France and Germany.
In 2008, Phil competed in the first ever world wide open rapier tournament in Germany, for which he was also the chief scorer.
Within HEMA, Phil has focused on the study of the rapier, sidesword and their companion
weapons, but he has also studied the longsword and, to a lesser degree, the backsword
and smallsword. Before learning the rapier, Phil taught sport fencing and Tae Kwon-
Phil’s current research interests included Alfieri’s La Scherma, Marozzo’s Opera Nova and the development of pedagogy within western martial arts.