I was honored to be recognized as a Master of Defense (the SCA peerage for excellence in Rapier and/or Cut and Thrust combat) at Pennsic 47 (August 2018). The regalia of the order is the while collar I'm wearing in the picture below. Also pictured is His Majesty Dietrich and my family.
I've been doing a lot of Historic Martial Arts work recently.
In January, I became the new Deputy Kingdom A&S Minister for HMA for Atlantia. As part of that job I organized HMA demonstrations at March's Kingdom A&S Festival. I also had my own display table at KASF showing off our group's Fiore work.
In April, I fought in the King's Kingdom Cut & Thrust Championship and reached the finals. I used a fair bit of Fiore in my fights. These pictures show me (on the left) transitioning from Posta Breve La Serpentina/Short Serpent Position to Posta Di Serpentino Soprano/High Serpent Position:
In other words, I've grabbed my own sword (half swording) and stepped up so that my sword was a wall between his sword and my body. Then I placed the point of my sword on his throat.
There have been two Kingdom C&T championships in Atlantia; I have reached the finals in both.
Finally, I broke out my new Christmas video gear and shot two talking videos for the LearnFiore YouTube channel about new Fiore source material books and about ways to drill and practice Fiore technique including using the flash cards that I created. I also wrote a text version of the ways to drill and practice topic.
At the February 2018 session of Atlantian University, Mistress Kaleeb and I taught classes on creating your own SCA website using Wordpress and on taking effective photographs for your site. Here are the slides that we used for the classes:
Welcome to my even newer site! I wasn't completely happy with maintaining my Drupal site and I wanted to learn Joomla!, so I decided to convert again. Hopefully it will work out well. Please let me know if you find a broken link or missing file so I can restore it.