Re: [SCA Newcomers] need help with practice armor for foster son
- There's always carpet and duct tape!
On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 6:36 AM, Jen <knightsmount@...> wrote:
> We have two foster children who came to us eighteen months ago with zero
> formal education beyond basic reading and even less life experience.
> In an attempt to get them engaged in SOMETHING, a visit to a local SCA
> group sparked some interest in the 16 yr old boy in regard to becoming a
> heavy fighter.
> Our issue, he needs protective gear in order to begin the learning
> process, however, our budget is limited and it remains to be seen if he
> will stick with this once he experiences the pain factor of real practice
> against a partner. So far he has not remained engaged in any new endeavor,
> especially if it requires physical exertion.
> Can you suggest something which we can use that will protect him
> appropriately for fighter practice that won't be a huge financial
> This boy is so far behind his peers in basic physical development and
> athletic ability and we are hopeful that fighter practice and competition
> will give him some drive to learn that physical exertion is a good thing
> with long-term benefits!
> I have found the "make it yourself" protective gear descriptions using
> plastic barrels etc, I just don't have the time right now to make
> protective gear.
> Is there some protective gear from some other mundane sport that can be
> adapted for fighter practice?
> Hope someone can offer guidance and suggestions...
> Thanks in advance,
> central Oklahoma
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