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The Blade-Gain, in Modern Times   9 comments

I’ve recently been thinking about how the majority of people at my practice go to great lengths to ward off any and all of my blade gain attempts, keeping their blade free from entanglement entirely. This morning, a thought occurred to me: Most period fencing masters put emphasis on finding/gaining the blade when teaching their […]

Posted October 26, 2015 by Toki Ima in Musings

Associations in the SCA   4 comments

I’ve always found the teacher-student relationship(s) to be one of the more singular things about the SCA.  Like any “official” relationship, it should probably be given time to develop organically, with a lot of thought and consideration, before any real commitment is made.  While I am by no means an expert on the matter – […]

Posted July 28, 2015 by Toki Ima in Musings