report on cut and thrust collegium
- Went to the Cut and Thrust collegium today and got to
revisit the C&T
101, and take the 102 and 103 classes.
If you did not attend it, you missed a great set of classes!
I want to thank our Kingdom Rapier Marshall, Elsé for leading the
classes and the authorizations. I had a great time geting to spar
with Mari and Gemini, the hospitality of the great Canale people,
Brendan McNeill O' Neil and several people getting the Heavy rapier
authorizations all made this a great day for learning about Cut and
thrust Rapier. I also got some insight on a few things.
1. If you're a hard-suit fighter, this is great venue for playing
with steel in the SCA. Persusive cut combos rock!
2. If you're a rapier fighter.......... You better start learing to
do pell work, cuz you're gonna need it.
3. I came across a curious thing when I fought Mari. As I fought her,
in most attacks that involved a thrust, I got a good shot to land
about 70% of the time without being parried. Sometimes, I was lucky
enough to get a "quick-draw" shot on her.
BUT, when it came to doing combos that you see a Hard-suit fighter do
in an attack past my point (Ask Her Grace what an "oogah" shot is), I
pretty much was toasted....(...on a spit......with bar-b-que sauce) I
could only just stand there when she got past my point and wince,
knowing that I had the good fortune to see my demise
But seriously, I am really, really glad I went. In fact, I am so
enamoured with playing C&T, I am planning to add it as a martial
class at the L' Esercisio della Spada this year!...Are you
I will be waiting for you in June.