Re: [SCA-JML] Fwd: A little event teaser and a request for input
- 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,
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ii Saburou Katsumori (Joshua B.)"
> 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