Re: [SCA-JML] Fwd: A little event teaser and a request for input
- A tameshigiri contest for the third martial event would be interesting...
wodeford <wodeford@...> wrote:
Forwarded from the West Kingdom List. Silver Desert is in Northern
Saionji no Hanae
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First time autocrating something, and I'm doing Silver Desert
Championship, August 18th through the 20th. (Assuming, of course, we
can find suitable ground on which to hold it.)
We're going with an Oriental theme for the event, consisting of three
martial and four A&S competitions:
- "Far East" style tournament: Two-handed weapons or two weapon
styles, no shields
- Archery Competition: Either a cloud shoot, or "mounted" shoot (I'd
love to do a 'horse' for people to sit on which bounces up and down,
but more likely to simulate movement with a bouncy target)
- Xiangqi (Chinese Chess)
- Chinese Character Identification (Most Chinese characters are
pictorially representative of their underlying concepts. Partial
will be awarded for creative answers!)
- Fan Painting
- Costume Making Contest (Will help us replenish our loaner garb, and
so Oriental theme is not being suggested on this one.)
I'd love to see a plethora of people at the event, so please mark
your calendar and come up and visit us!
Anyone have any great suggestions on a good third Martial activity?
One not requiring armour would be good, as Champions must have
participated in at least one martial and one non-martial.
What are your overall thoughts on the events chosen for
Championship? Does this sound like an enjoyable weekend event?
Reply to the list, or email me off-list if you'd prefer...
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- On 6/6/06, Jeff Hawkins <mordici26@...> wrote:
> A tameshigiri contest for the third martial event would be interesting...Well, it couldn't be a martial event--martial events do not involve
live steel in the SCA. It could fall under the A&S tent of Historical
Combat, perhaps, but the 'competition' aspect of it might cause
In all, I think it is not the kind of contest you want to hold if you
are going to open it up to everybody. I've seen too many people
swinging swords that just make me cringe, and with a live blade I
would want some modicum of assurance that each participant was
practiced enough to be safe.
That said, a more controlled event, such as a demo including
tameshigiri by folks that you vet and trust, or else a 'kata'
competition could be interesting, imho (likely to get some very...
interesting... things in any type of open competition that you hold,
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> That said, a more controlled event, such as a demo includingI should add that the "Asian" population of the West is very small. If
> tameshigiri by folks that you vet and trust, or else a 'kata'
> competition could be interesting, imho (likely to get some very...
> interesting... things in any type of open competition that you hold,
the event goes off, the likelihood is that many of the competitors may
not be familiar enough with Japanese martial activities to pull
anything too complicated off without somebody getting badly hurt. The
simpler the better.
- Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig!
> - Chinese Character Identification (Most Chinese characters areSounds like the organizer doesn't know much kanji. Most kanji combine
> pictorially representative of their underlying concepts. Partial
> will be awarded for creative answers!)
an ideographic component and a phonetic component. However, it sounds
like an amusing event.
Your Humble Servant