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Thoughts Anyone? What the Hell is Going On?

I mean, yeah, it's a naginata fight, but the rules seem impenetrable as cricket.

There are about 39 different times when it seems like someone gets hit and it isn't scored, and 15 times when huge openings are left ignored.
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March Fourth Sunday

Here we go again.

Last month was great, with 13 people from all over in armor.
Joscelyn & Kelby
This month is the day after Defending the Gate and a week after Gulf Wars, so maybe it won't be as well attended. However, I expect much better UVa student attendance since it is not immediately before spring break like last month was.
However, there is a chance of rain, which would mean no fighting, maybe just slow work in the garage. But barring that, Joscelyn, Shoprat and maybe some other guys are planning to come down.
Everyone is invited! 1-6 PM. I hear rumors of grilled satay for food.
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Corby does impressions!

Okay okay, I lift my shield too much.

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More of last week's practice

Tomorrow: Impressions!

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Polypropylene Striking and Torture Test

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Tir-Y-Don Practice

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Rattan Replacement Test

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Fourth Sunday Video

Oh and I'm sure you're all relieved to find out that Colin re-authorized successfully.

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Here Comes a Big Fourth Sunday

Weather permitting, next Sunday 2/28th's get together here looks to be much bigger than normal for armored combat. Joscelyn says he's bringing 3-4 blackspear guys down with him, for example.

So, DON'T MISS OUT! Come on over. We start around 1, but there MIGHT be some people here earlier than that.

Local new guys, this is a great chance to see a wide variety of gear and different fighting styles.

If the weather sucks, we'll punt and work on technique or gear or something in the garage and shop.

Food goes on around 4-5, people usually clear out around 6, but that's flexible. It's a pot luck, bring any damn thing you want, from coke products to ice cream cakes or veggie platters. Don't count on having lots of cooking access, as someone local usually does a big main dish production that takes up the stove.

If you're coming down 29/15/20 whatever, NEVER speed near any of the small towns of Orange, Gordonsville, etc. Ask Sean.

More the merrier! Hope to see you there.

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Lochmere Baronial Birthday Figuring-Outing

I'm off to Baronial Birthday this coming weekend. At the moment, everything is up in the air. I don't get out to Annapolis that often, so don't really have the same sorts of easy local crash spots on my regular call list as I do for other places.

Here's what I don't know yet:
  1. If Kit is going.
  2. If Philip is going.
  3. When I would leave.
  4. If we'll need a dog/house sitter.
  5. Whether I would stay over somewhere Friday or Saturday.
  6. Where I would stay if I stayed over.
  7. Whether I'll be on board.
Just a couple of details! All I really know at this point is that I will attend the event and plan to fight and attend Her Majesty. Oh and it is a 3 hour trip from my place without traffic: I know I'm not day tripping from home.
Hmmm, there are cheap cabins. Those might do.
If anyone else has thoughts or ideas about any of the undecided things, I'm listening.

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