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by Segrave
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Western Martial Arts
Replies: 19
Views: 4375

Hi Adam, - - there is no need to teach parrying if the style being taught does not use parries for example (if this is what you mean by well rounded defence) - defence lies principally in movement and an understanding of 'line'. When I refer to a well rounded defense I am talking about movement, lin...
by Segrave
Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Western Martial Arts
Replies: 19
Views: 4375

.........You cannot teach Liechtenauer's tradition (IMHO) without grasping the attack/defence relationship of every move. There are no 'parries' only attack forms which negate any opposition by their very nature............... ...............I have seen several re-enactors give up on WMA because th...
by Segrave
Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Western Martial Arts
Replies: 19
Views: 4375

Re: Western Martial Arts

"..... It does take time to understand that no matter how the pupil feels, it is the tutors responsibility to decide when members are ready for sparring with others. The instructor has not only the clubs reputation, .............. Sorry Paul I haven't explained myself clearly enough. It is not that...
by Segrave
Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Western Martial Arts
Replies: 19
Views: 4375

Western Martial Arts

For the last 6 months or so I have been indulging in a little sword play with a recognised WMA society and have in the process learned several interesting tricks although frustrated by the lack of sparring. I became over the course of events concerned with the lack of defence included within the tra...
by Segrave
Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie Braveheart?
Replies: 84
Views: 17328

I never said he was effeminate. No you didn't that was shot at Braveheart. He may have been a Champion on the tourney field, however he legged it from bannockburn leaving his Royal Seal behind. He was dragged from the field against his will, and two good men gave there lives to protect his getaway ...
by Segrave
Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 19244

What I like about this hobby is the freedom involved. Compared to other things I've done, the breadth of experience and levels of participation are great. It is largely self-regulating and if you don't like the way your group is going you can easily join another. Going back to the original point of...
by Segrave
Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 19244

Yeah, totally authenticity is, especially on the finer points, a matter of personal opinion. I fully agree, when you have the "experts" not being able to agree then how are we mortals to know. I guess organising a standard in anything would be difficult without an overall governing body, and even t...
by Segrave
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 19244

Ye gads Sirs this sounds like you are about to enter the A########Y debate. I can't comment on specifics as I don't do WOTR (some what earlier myself :) ) althought I doubt it is vastly different from other periods. Having seen the changes over the years in how re-enactment is, or isn't maturing. I ...