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Re: {KWRC} A new Laurel in Lochac...

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  • Kathleen Gormanshaw
    I don t know this gentle, but the description of his deeds is inspiring. Eyrny On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 3:07 AM, rcull@ozemail.com.au
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 12, 2010
      I don't know this gentle, but the description of his deeds is inspiring.


      On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 3:07 AM, rcull@...
      <rcullinanau@...> wrote:
      > I was going to drop you all an email to make the announcement, but instead I'll
      > leave you with the local Lochac announcement from my oldest friend Giles. These
      > words below formed the basis of the recounting of deeds during my elevation
      > ceremony...
      > For people keeping count this makes 19 Martial Arts Laurels across the Known World.
      > ibn Jelal, OL, OWL
      > -------------------------------------------
      > The hallmark of the Laurel is artistry, Mastery of their craft far
      > above mere success. Those who have seen (or faced) Tariq ibn Jelal
      > upon the field know of his prowess well enough, and it is this
      > prowess that has been recognised with the White Scarf that he proudly
      > and deservedly bears.
      > Yet Tariq has not rested contentedly with his accolade, but gone far
      > beyond the prowess expected of a Don. Tariq has, uniquely, sought to
      > base his skills wholly within period practice, using the specific
      > schools of swordplay described in renaissance manuals of defence by
      > Giganti, Manciolino and others. This has enabled him to perform his
      > art not only with deadly effectiveness, but with unequalled artistry.
      > Indeed, it is for this exceptional and innovative approach to the
      > research and application of his art that the Order gathered this
      > evening at Rowany Yule to recognise Tariq. As a scholar, he has
      > broken new ground in his field, drawing the separate threads of
      > sixteenth-century styles and schools together in his interpretation
      > and analysis of Manciolino's 'Opera Nova' to create a new
      > understanding of Defence.
      > Moreover, Tariq has not been content for his research to remain
      > abstract. Not only does he continually place his considerable
      > knowledge of defence -and its customs and context- within period, but
      > articulates it for those around him. By his techniques, his
      > accoutrements, his bearing and manner, he is instantly recognisable
      > as a renaissance Master of Fence.
      > There seems little need to quantify Tariq's impact, either on those
      > who practice Defence or the Kingdom at large. He has served as
      > Marshal of Rapier, and is recognised across the Kingdom and beyond
      > its borders as a dedicated teacher and an authority in period fence.
      > In addition, Tariq has grown in the pursuit of his art over the
      > years, into a man of judgement and fortitude to match his prowess and
      > expertise: qualities that will help him bear the burdens- and share
      > the joys- of the Laurel with grace, dignity and honour.
      > The Order is proud to recognise Tariq as artist, as scholar, and as
      > Master. I hope you will share my pleasure in announcing Don Tariq ibn
      > Jelal's well-deserved elevation to the Laurel.
      > Giles de Roet
      > ------------------------------------
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    • Bill Ernoehazy
      ... From: Kathleen Gormanshaw Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2010 9:15 AM To: E Rapier Subject: [E_Rapier]
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 12, 2010
        From: "Kathleen Gormanshaw" <kgormanshaw@...>
        Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2010 9:15 AM
        To: "E Rapier" <E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com>
        Subject: [E_Rapier] Re: {KWRC} A new Laurel in Lochac...

        > I don't know this gentle, but the description of his deeds is inspiring.
        > Eyrny

        I have met him on some occasions, at WMAW and the like. He is absolutely
        deserving of his ennoblement.

        Delighted, G the older
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