Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thinking about fighting.....

So I’m going to be 48 years old this August, I’ve just lost 50 pounds after becoming a vegetarian and working out by walking and fencing in the last year or so. I’ve really been working hard on getting back into the S.C.A. and getting back into light and heavy fighting. Getting older for me has been filled with hard times, pain, and almost insanity, like the Buddhist say life is suffering, but I really feel like it’s finally working out. (I’m really scared to say this because I feel like a big 1000 pound anvil will drop on me once I utter those words!) I’m kind of going through a midlife crises right now, with the fighting that is, I really want to do well and I’ve been putting all my efforts into improving my techniques and gather the kit I need to get to the next level. In the S.C.A. heavy fighting doesn’t have a “black belt” like other martial arts have, but it does have a white belt. If you can master the art forms such as sword and shield, great weapon, spear, two swords, and other martial skills you can be notice by the chivalry. Knights are the black belts of this martial art, working hard on technique, tournaments, and all the knightly arts to be an all around champion. I’m a Squire, basically picked by my knight to be a future knight, if I work hard on all the art forms. Right now most of the knights I know are Dukes, Earls, or Counts, which means they have won crown once, twice, or even seven times like a certain Northern Duke I know. Most have either moved on or are too far away for me to train with. Right now I’m in Hazleton, PA, there is no chivalry that I know of local to me. I’m working with the local barony Endless Hills, and have met up with a good bunch of people, but the only heavy fighters are un-belteds. Just like any martial art, you need a teacher, to train you and take you to your limits. In New Jersey I had a ton of sword brother’s I could train with, and I do miss them terribly, sword brothers like Sir Wolfgang Krieger, Sir Romulus Paxton, Duke Sir Gregor just to name a few. In this state I really don’t have anybody to play with and I feel like my time is running out, I want to one day be knighted, be a champion, and work hard and earn the respect of my sword brothers and the kingdom. I hope I can make it happen.

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