Having done this ages ago-1 suggestion. Dont do cuts
only as a condition if legged it gets kinda ugly
--- Michael Hillier <aodhan_of_greensleeves@...
> I had promised to type this out for Gerrard but as
> others have asked as well
> here it is.
> The format is a standard bear-pit with the following
> 1) The Challenger declares weapon forms for both
> parties withing the limits
> of authorizations held (i.e. "I have case but you
> only have dagger") though
> for practices any forms you feel are safe will do.
> 2) The Defender imposes a condition on the fight
> which may be anything they
> like within the rules and keeping it safe (i.e.
> "toes only are kills" or "ok
> you have case against my dagger but we must fight
> offhand as we've both lost
> an arm")
> This will keep the bear-pit from being dominated by
> the most skilled fencer
> there and keep it fun and interesting for all
> parties. As well, imposing
> restrictions on targetting (i.e. only arms are
> kills), positions (i.e. you
> start legged) and methods of attacks (i.e. push-cuts
> only) will assist
> everyone in working on tagetting, different methods
> of attck, odd positions
> or inequalities of weapons that will keep the game
> interesting and opponents
> guessing (what will the next condition be.) Also,
> the varying rules must be
> kept in mind...no sense stabbing me in the chest if
> toes are the only kills.
> So there you have it. Have fun with it and don't be
> afraid, those who are
> winning, to try a few silly conditions just for fun.
> (i.e. "You must say
> 'Quack!' as you strike or it doesn't count")
> -Lord Aodhan of Greensleeves.
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