With thanks, as usual, to Celia, champion photographer to the armoured fighting class. BTW, neither of these gentleman are me. That’s Greg Mele of the Chicago Swordplay guild against Marc Auger of the Barrie Swordplay Guild and Hoplologia in Toronto. You can just see Jon Press, my awesome squire and marathon runner, in the background […]
Archives for May 2016
Another excellent blog on the idea of priority and the difference, if I may say so, between the mentality of sport and a real attempt to be in the mindset where the weapons are deadly and you have only one ‘life’ and not three ‘hits’.
That picture is of the Torneo del Cigno Bianco, or the Tournament of the White Swan, held every year in Verona, Italy. This year, the Torneo will be held from 3 June 2016 to June 2016. I’ll be there. I’ve spent a year recovering a shoulder injury, and also making my harness better; that is, […]
Last weekend, I went to the Adirondacks to visit my dad. His cabin is one of the most comfortable places in the world, despite the lack of running water and electricity, or perhaps because of it. There’s no internet, and there’s time to read. I took Froissart, a very long, very tangled, and sometimes downright […]
My favorite swordsmanship article this year. Thanks, Greg!