Changes to Authorization Rules (3)
- Q. If I authorize in Parry Device, do I have to show that I can use a
baton, buckler, cloak, and a rubber chicken during the authorization?
A. No. Bring your favoured parry object to the authorization and use
it. If you authorize with a buckler and later decide you want to use
cloak too, practice with it for a while until you and a marshal you know
think you're good to go with it before you go use it in tournaments.
Q. Same with Two Weapon?
Q. I dunno, shouldn't case still be a separate authorization?
A. This was thrown around a fair bit, and in the end concluded that the
difference between case and dagger just isn't really wide enough to
warrant a separate authorization. We've come a long way in training and
technique, and I have faith that people are good enough to ask their
friends and friendly neighbourhood marshal "hey, d'you think I'm safe
Q. I am already authorized in case/dagger/rigid/non-rigid. How does
A. If you are currently authorized in Rigid Parry or Non-Rigid Parry,
you are now automatically authorized in Parry Device. If you are
currently authorized in Dagger or Case, you are now automatically
authorized in Two Weapon. Again, it is incumbent on the combatant to
become familiar with other devices covered by the authorization category
before using them outside of practice.
Q. Will there be new authorization cards?
A. Yes. There's nothing wrong with your old one, though.
Q. Out of Kingdom Epee? Really?
A. It doesn't hurt to leave it there. Maybe people even use it at wars!
Q. OK, what marshal can authorize what now?
A. As always, a marshal must be authorized in a form to authorize others
in that form. This broadens the field somewhat, but that's fine. You
don't have to be an expert in the particular device/weapon being used in
the authorization. If you love cloak and use nothing but cloak, you
still know well enough that a combatant should not be hitting their
opponent with their off-hand baton =) Note that this includes C&T. We
have done away with the "Cut & Thrust marshal list". If you are a
marshal that is authorized in C&T, then you can authorize others in C&T.
Q. How does this change the MiT process?
A. That's yet to be finalized, but probably not that much.