Re: [RoyalGuildofDefense] Re: Fencing Charter Update
- The rank of Courtier is not awarded by the Guild. It's awarded by the
Crown. So the guild can't really set a standard exactly. The existing
Courtiers can recommend someone to the Crown along the same model lines
as Peers recommending a candidate to the Crown.
In this model the existing Courtiers are setting a "personal" standard
in the same way that the Peers do and you just can't really legislate that.
> Maybe I am missing something here, but what about the Courtier?
- --- In RoyalGuildofDefense@yahoogroups.com, "P-) J." <oso@o...> wrote:
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Staffan Arffuidsson wrote:
> I had a question for those who know more than me.
> If you have studied Saviolo, St. Didier, Capo Ferro, and a number of
> others you need to have your "off-hand" available to perry incoming
> attacks. Yet in the SCA, due to our rules, you might have had either
> one of your hands "taken".
> This leads up to my question; what actions do you need to do to
> maintain "period technique" while fighting one-handed.
**The following statements are my personal opinions and are not in
the WKRC rules**
if you lose your hand from a stab completely, you should not have
the use of your hand at all. If I was a victim my hand would not be
able to ball up into a fist as we do.
If it's from a cut, depending on where you have been cut and how
hard the cut was inflicted you would not be able to close your hand
completely (and in my opinion, why would I put my hand back out there
to be attacked again?..ACK!) Losing use of my hand is not life
threatening in itself, but throws any lunges or big attacks off
balance. The only thing I would see historically for a cut wrist or
hand to do is flick blood at an opponent's eyes if it's possible
without causing any more debilitating pain.
This is where fighting single sword only becomes IMHO the true test
of character for a fighter. A skilled fighter should be able to use
the one sword arm to make the defense, timing it and setting it up
for an attack. Even in the days when the techniques as we know today
were not known, taking a swipe at an opposing sword to gain a moment
to get an attack in I feel would have been done. I compare it to one
man fighting a melee against several opponents, they use strategy to
stay alive longer.
> And what about while legged?====
I have never been much on fighting while legged. if someone stabs
your foot, you should be able to get on your knees or even stand
upright with a limited mobility. If you are cut of stabbed in the
quadraceps, that's a different story. If we get into the posting
versus non-posting debate (and it will be, watch...)in the SCA, I
think the arguements will be based on safety vs. history. My vote is
if I can stand to fight, I would like to. I would strive to be
mobile, but taking into account that I won't be very.
> I understand that you need to maintain control of the situation andcontrol?
> your opponent's equipment; but, well, how do you maintain that
by being prepared for situations as this. knowing strategies and
techniques for them would seem to be the best things to have. Maybe a
class on how one could be ready when it happens would be a good thing
for someone to teach.