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    Fechtschule New York Winners

    Fechtschule New York Winners

    Triathlon
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    1st Place, Event Champion: Sean Franklin, Blood and Iron
    2nd Place, Tristan Zukowski, NYHFA
    3rd Place, James Clark, NoVa Assalto
    (4th...
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    Last time I checked, longsword is part of HEMA,...

    Last time I checked, longsword is part of HEMA, and the nuances of its use qualify as "some" details such as the kind being discussed.
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    Oh I do know, in fact I've worked with several...

    Oh I do know, in fact I've worked with several people who make a study of applying it to HEMA in the last couple of years. I don't kid myself that I know it all, or even a great deal of it, but like...
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    http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/attachment.php?attac...

    http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=36623&stc=1

    But my statement applies to any one handed sword, ultralight or otherwise. There are nuances to two handed sword work that...
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    I agree completely, and I'm very careful as well...

    I agree completely, and I'm very careful as well for those reasons. However, the way I see it, we have two things working in our favor:

    1. We know for a fact, because we understand the simplest...
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    David, I'm sure you're right about some of those...

    David,
    I'm sure you're right about some of those details, and I may not know what I don't know in regards to them. But there are some that simply cannot be transmitted through a one handed...
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    In the Toyama battodo kata I study, there is...

    In the Toyama battodo kata I study, there is nothing whatsoever within the kata that doesn't have a martial application, even things that seem silly at first. It was a very eye opening experience...
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    Could you explain what you mean by times of focus...

    Could you explain what you mean by times of focus or focus points?
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    http://talhoffer.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/fullcont...

    http://talhoffer.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/fullcontact-the-tournament-in-1596/

    This describes a knightly tournament that took place in 1596 in Stuttgart. While there are details that are quite...
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    I think debates and discussions about this are...

    I think debates and discussions about this are good and fine as there is certainly no definitive proof either way (though it seems obvious that unless you are told otherwise, where you step depends...
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    No, I wasn't there this year, I plan to go next...

    No, I wasn't there this year, I plan to go next year. But yeah, Swordfish and events like it are the key, I think. But BOTN attracts a lot more attention...I think that's because while people from...
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    It's because it's an international competition. ...

    It's because it's an international competition. The media is attracted to competitions, especially international ones. This is why I believe big international tournaments are essential if HEMA is...
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    Where does the text say that? I know that some...

    Where does the text say that? I know that some people believe that because it comes right after the general teaching, it must mean that, but that's hardly the same thing. That's a theory, nothing...
  14. But the following isn't? So basically,...

    But the following isn't?



    So basically, "We're the serious martial guys but you guys are the silly sport guys and you'll have more people because most people aren't serious"? Really?
  15. If a tournament fighter tries passing footwork...

    If a tournament fighter tries passing footwork and gets his butt handed to him, he will stop using it. To you, that means he is ignoring the [insert rant here]. To me, that means he is doing...
  16. I think that's the crux of the problem. If...

    I think that's the crux of the problem. If someone is determined to hate tournaments, that person is going to find a lot of reasons. I just find it odd that somoene would be so vehemently against...
  17. I just realized that's a lie. I actually do know...

    I just realized that's a lie. I actually do know some, but they are in the vast minority.
  18. I don’t know anyone for whom HEMA is centered...

    I don’t know anyone for whom HEMA is centered around tournaments, and I know very few people who want standardized rules. HEMA events are becoming centered around tournaments, but that’s far from...
  19. And that's one of the things that will keep HEMA...

    And that's one of the things that will keep HEMA tournaments from ending up like the stuff Greg is complaining about. You can't train to game a specific rule, because you'll rarely fight under the...
  20. There are several branches of Toyama Ryu. Mine...

    There are several branches of Toyama Ryu. Mine focuses solely on martial cutting. No one kills grass mats, you cut grass mats to demonstrate certain skills about which the mats provide feedback. ...
  21. I too had that experience, so I understand where...

    I too had that experience, so I understand where you're coming from.

    As to the rest, at this point we've stated our views and I don't think we can get much farther with text, so let's just agree...
  22. I've been teaching cutting in HEMA for years now...

    I've been teaching cutting in HEMA for years now and I can't tell, in a fight, when someone is cutting or just hitting. I mean if the edge alignment is way off, I can tell, sure, but the edge...
  23. False positives exist in all types of fencing,...

    False positives exist in all types of fencing, whether it’s open longsword tournaments or the sparring grounds at WMAW. One of the biggest can’t be detected by all but a handful of people…cutting. ...
  24. I think your experience is sufficient,...

    I think your experience is sufficient, considering that some here have not so much as seen the sort of tournament we are discussing in person.



    So who is this aimed at? :) That’s actually not...
  25. If that’s what you got out of my post, then okay....

    If that’s what you got out of my post, then okay.



    Well then, if you really want to convince people that tournaments are not the way to better the art, and you surely must want to because your...
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