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Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Youth Armor

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  • John Lyon
    ... -- You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn t it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 8, 2007
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      > I have to agree with the general sentiment that there are no real
      > "Shields" available to a japanese persona in the European sense of the word.
      > Otagiri is very correct when he lists the possible shields available, but
      > I think one more can be added. I believe (and I will be corrected if I am
      > wrong) that in period Duelists often held their scabbard in their off hand
      > and used it as a parrying device. I fight heavy and use a Rattan stick with
      > a basket hilt to protect my hand. It works very well as a shield, and I
      > would guess for your child a simple stick will work very well as a shield as
      > my understanding is that youth boffer combat is "Contact Only" (at least
      > here in North Shield)
      >
      >



      --
      "You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I
      thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible
      things that happen to us come becuase we actually deserve them? So, now I
      take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe."
      -Marcus to Franklin in Babylon 5

      John Lyon
      aka The Ugly Dragon
      aka Kita Jiru Toramassa


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