Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Reclaiming the blade, or back to the lists for me…

So I made it to Aethelmearc practice last night for rapier and dagger class, it was a blast! It’s been about ten years since I’ve fought in any kind of list, heavy or otherwise. Right now I’m working with Po Silvertop "the Rogue", also known as Scott, a friend sitting across from me at work here at Network Solutions.
It’s funny it’s been such a long time since I even thought of the S.C.A. and here in the wilds of Hazleton Pennsylvania I’m sucked back into the society because of a cube mate from work. Scott spent many a day telling me about the live steel class that meets in Forty Fort, PA, and I finally broke down last night. Now most of my skills are martial arts based, 8 years of Judo, 2 years of karate, 9 years of Kendo, and 15 years fighting in the S.C.A., I did some fencing at events and in school, but mostly epée and foil.
This class was rapier, epée, dagger, and parry object. It’s closer to real steel then I’ve ever really done. The meeting was pretty big, the class being held at a meeting hall in the basement.

Over 25 people did take the field for fencing and heavy list fighting, my friends Kevin and Andrea did show for the class. Kevin is now doing heavy list fighting with great sword, Andrea is fencing epée. My old body did remember some moves, I even surprised Scott with my fencing skills, I gave some pointers to the heavy fighters and had an over all great time. I will be attending every Tuesday for sure…

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