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  1. I bought it, $3 for less than 10 pages of content...

    I bought it, $3 for less than 10 pages of content is a little off putting.

    But not as much as this joke that was published:

    What is the hardest thing about learning Military Sabre?
    Telling...
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    I have a copy of the journal, they actually...

    I have a copy of the journal, they actually performed a series of tests based on the guys performing at Royal Armouries in Leeds with their personal armour and using the figures they got of Royal...
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    Personally I prefer to keep the synthetics for...

    Personally I prefer to keep the synthetics for competition, and for beginning students.
    I have less issues in Victoria, if I keep new students away from steel.

    The synthetics are very fast due to...
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    To be honest, I wanted to take it up many years...

    To be honest, I wanted to take it up many years ago, but getting a targe in quantities was difficult.
    I love the idea of a commercially available one, I find my strategic plan on growing HEMA in...
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    We have been using these now for almost a year...

    We have been using these now for almost a year (baskets are new though), the newer blades are alot stiffer but I have found chips taken off, when the others get shaved by the grill on a mask.
    They...
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    Thank you for all those who have currently spent...

    Thank you for all those who have currently spent the time to enter their opinions,
    same size is little small to share much at the moment, but I will give out some nuggets of info.

    Respondents...
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    HEMA Survey Invitation.

    Hi All,

    a bunch of us in Australia were discussing the merits of a journal article on "Martial arts participation: consumer motivation" that was in International Journal of Sports Marketing &...
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    Google+ invites

    Hi all,

    thought I would help out anyone in the community.

    Google has their facebook competitor now running, invite only, but they turned invites off... :(

    But there is a loophole, that I can...
  9. LOL my post might as well have been Paul's. :p ...

    LOL
    my post might as well have been Paul's. :p

    It sounds like a great idea Colin.

    I assume disassembled it looks like hilt/crosspiece cut in half and hollow?
    The shinai hilt goes between the...
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    There are websites that focus on a type of...

    There are websites that focus on a type of subject to host torrents (eg. TV shows like "Top Gear"), it seems to work there.
    You can combine that with forum so people can request particular manuals...
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    Hi Paul, as you are aware now the HFC2004video...

    Hi Paul,
    as you are aware now the HFC2004video is now available for sale and I will have some copies in Canberra this weekend (though it would be good to know how many I need to bring, hint hint ;) ...
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    I believe that Australian College of Arms is...

    I believe that Australian College of Arms is starting in that sort of region.

    Scott MacDonald has relocated from Melbourne and is setting up things at this moment.

    You may wish to contact him...
  13. Hi Howard, when I got to speak to the original...

    Hi Howard,
    when I got to speak to the original policy advisor yesterday I thought of you and I asked:

    "If a martial arts school specifically works with sharp japanese swords, should they have...
  14. A little more info... This is a reaction to...

    A little more info...

    This is a reaction to gang fights that have typically been less lethal in nature.
    Growing up in an area of Melbournce that had a fair share of ethic gangs, little has...
  15. New Law to Ban Swords in Victoria (again)

    http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,8907485%255E2862,00.html

    New law to ban swords
    Peter Mickelburough, state politics reporter
    09mar04

    SWORDS will be outlawed from July...
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    Thanks Stu, Josh has already talked to me about...

    Thanks Stu,
    Josh has already talked to me about the matter (MSG is the school he was mentioning). The trip is an hour trip by train (according to timetables).

    We train in Yarraville (beside the...
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    Closing Message from the ACA Convention Committee

    From the ACA Convention Committee, we wish to express our thanks to all those who participated in this yearís Historical Swordplay Convention. The event was a success and has cemented itís reputation...
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    On Wednesday 10th September Police Superintendent...

    On Wednesday 10th September Police Superintendent Davis Dettman from VICPOL Licensing Services contacted Scott McDonald from the Australian College of Arms regarding approval for the upcoming 5th...
  19. Australian Historical Swordplay Convention Update (Oct 4-5, 2003)

    As result of recent Victorian State government initiatives regarding proposed amendments to the Control of Weapons Act 1990, a degree of uncertainty has hung over this convention and which has had an...
  20. 5th Australasian Historical Swordplay Convention 2003

    Ladies and gentlemen,

    The Australian College of Arms announces the establishment of the 5th Australasian Historical Swordplay Convention 2003 website.
    It can be accessed here at:...
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