I’ve been messing around with a heraldic achievement in Adobe Illustrator for a while now, and I think I finally have something I like. It’s not amazing, but it’s functional. I tried a number of different ways of putting my awards on there, I’m not sure I like this one, Read more…
I was thinking back to the Pressganged Theatre Company which put on an annual play at Bard and a Banquet in the Shire of Lionsdale. Headed up by Master Luther Magnus and Don Pierce O’Brien it was started in 2001 and hosted a play every year till 2011, including two in 2004. In 2015 Luther brought it back to put on a play at that year’s Winter’s Tourney.
Well, I’ve finally done it. After almost a month I’ve gotten rid of the viruses/malware/redirect on the site. It only took nuking the whole thing and recreating it. With luck the virus isn’t good enough to have been in my backup. If so then I’m not sure how I’ll get Read more…
This is part of an ongoing project to summarize and provide SCA focused commentary on The Schoole of the Noble and Worthy Science of Defence by Joseph Swetnam, published in 1617.
For links to the other sections of the Swetnam Project please go here.
I am using this facsimile: http://tysonwright.com/sword/SwetnamSchooleOfDefence.pdf for the project.
Chapter two of Joseph Swetnam’s work is less than three pages long. That’s not enough for a whole post. So I’ll put three chapters together here.
Chap. II. Declaring the difference of sundry mens teaching, with a direction for the entrance into the practice with thy weapons
There are innumerable styles and fashions of fighting. Every man practices his art in a slightly different way. Once you have settled into a style it is very difficult to change, even if there is a major issue with what you’re doing.
But true skill of weapons is never forgotten. Even years later you will remember how to fight. Even if you have just having seen someone else fight before you will remember some of it. Similarly a man who doesn’t know how to swim may save themselves from drowning by remembering what others did. If people are able to do this, how much more if they were trained from a young age.