Please take this two the Marshal's discussion group.
Deputy KRM Ealdormere
--- In E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com, Kathleen Gormanshaw <kgormanshaw@...> wrote:
> > Thanks for sharing your ideas on the subject of two handed weapons,
> > knowing where people stand on various issues is critical in finding
> > consensus on improving such matter.
> And what have you interpreted my ideas as being?
> > I might suggest that you
> > a) don't play or marshall the tournament if you have safety concerns about it.
> > b) address your concerns about the issue of two handed weapons to the KRM.
> I am very fond of 2 handed weapons, I have a lot of fun playing with them.
> On July 8, as part of the changes to authorization procedures, our KRM wrote:
> "It is the responsibility of the combatant to become familiar with other
> devices covered by the authorization category before using them outside
> of practice."
> Albrecht's original posting said
> "Finally, in honour of the Germans, we will hold a two handed weapons
> tourney. Again it will double or single elimination depending on
> time/numbers. I'll try to make sure there are some extra two handed
> weapons available and remember, you only need your single
> authorization to use a two handed sword"
> Encouraging people who've never played with a longsword in practice to
> pick it up for a tournament. He has since clarified that he'll have
> some introduction to the weapons before people play with them, though
> it still sounds like he may provide verbal instructions and no chance
> for someone to use the weapon before entering the tournament.
> This is contrary to the guidelines for authorizations.