RE: [E_Rapier] Skeldergate Rapier Practice Report 1 Oct'09
- Fabris makes my back ache just thinking about his technique. Ouch! He was
used a lot in the By the Book Tourney at Pennsic this year.
From: E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com [mailto:E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Sent: October 2, 2009 9:16 AM
Subject: [E_Rapier] Skeldergate Rapier Practice Report 1 Oct'09
Skeldergate Rapier Practice Report 1 Oct'09
Attendees: Gareth Cambell, Rusulka Galbraith, Sebastian of Greenwood,
Fencers brought donuts and water. Jocelyn & Sebastian started the evening
looking over period manuals.
Lots of good," let's get back in the game" vibe going on amongst the rapier
combatants tonight. Can't comment to the armoured combatants, they were
practicing outside and I saw none of thier fighting.
This reporter went a round with each of the other three and by the end felt
like I'd held my own. Although two hard shots to another opponent made me
admit that I was getting sloppy, tired and it was time to stop.
Sebastian of Greenwood re-did all of his authorizations, including spoon and
bowl, Gareth and Rusulka to follow up with paper work and drop test of
Sebastian's armour. I am happy to report, after some time away, Sebastian's
Lunge is no longer "Ugly" as previously reported. Any form from Giganti
would just simply enhance this gentles game. He's also really tightened up
his defence to the point of being artistic. So heed this warning and gift
this gentle some respect when met on the list, I don't believe he'll give
anyone any quarter.
Rusulka was dusting off her skills last night. While that might mean
re-associating her muscle memory, mass and some cardio, in this reporter's
eyes she just simply got back on the metaphorical bicycle. With more
consistent practice, she'll be in form in short order. She commented about
pain in her shoulder, which in hindsight, might have resulted from gripping
the blade to tightly. This is something to think about in future practices.
Gareth was also dusting off his skills as Sebastian's authorization partner.
No change in form of this combatant, still fighting flat footed and from
instinct fuelled by self preservation (which makes us all work harder to try
and get him). This reporter tried a round with him using sword and dagger
which was generally amusing.
Some conversation about an Italian master named Fabris. All agreed, the
defence was good, the endurance and musculature to perform the opening
Next week, hopefully more of the same
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