Yesterday, myself and a few others did a fencing demo for whole bunch of BSA Venture Crews. There were about 400 Scouts at the camp, and we got about sixty of them to play with epees and watch us fight. We had the interested kids write down their names, emails and zip codes so we could help them find local groups to play with.
|Sorcha and Adlewolf face off for a group of Venture Scouts.|
AEthelmearc fencing, you must start with a light blade, and prove that you're safe with it by authorizing. Once you've done this, you can play with "heavy" blades, which are more true to classical swords in weight, design, and technique. I found it interesting that at this weekend's demo, people who've never held either type of sword before like the heavy weapons better, stating that while they're heavier, there's "more control" and it "feels better." I feel this trumps all the current arguments for keeping light blades as a requirement in our kingdom.
I feel like I had more to discuss, but it's slipped my mind, trying to do too much at once I suppose. Anywho for anyone who enjoys cars and racing, check out the links below.
Awesome video from this weekend's F1 race in Malaysia:
More details about the race can read at XPSMclaren.