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Re: [SCA Newcomers] need help with practice armor for foster son

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  • Norana Cantrell
    There s always carpet and duct tape! ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 24, 2013
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      There's always carpet and duct tape!


      On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 6:36 AM, Jen <knightsmount@...> wrote:

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      > 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
      > commitment?
      >
      > 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,
      > Jenna
      > central Oklahoma
      >
      >
      >


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