Gradings at ASA are designed to keep students focused on our end goals of developing both sword skills and a chivalrous character. Here you can find all the materials you need to continue your training with us.
For each level of achievement there are both MARTIAL and CHIVALRIC goals and tasks to achieve. Martial tasks involve swordplay practise and forms, while Chivalric tasks are about putting our virtues - Honour, Courtesy, Fortitude and Courage - into practise.
Fairytales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. ~ G.K. Chesterton
Stags have learnt the basics, know our school rules and chivalric code. They are no longer "thumpers", but learning to move well and follow instruction.