Archive for the ‘In Worthy Pursuit’ Category

12 Jan
2016

Having a Grand Day

I think Grand Day of Tournaments may have been the most fun I’ve had at a tournament event to date. [&hellip

18 Aug
2015

The 1st Goat Division

This year I became a member of an unexpected company, the MidRealm fighting 1st Goat Division.  This has already become [&hellip

14 Jul
2015

The Unbelt’s Battle

Being part of the Unbelted Champions team has been meant many things to me: from being the worst I ever [&hellip

11 Jun
2015

A Mile in a Another Man’s Helm

There is an old adage that says: “You do not know a man until you’ve walked a mile in his [&hellip

12 May
2015

Does fighting fix everything?

Growing up, I’m sure we all heard “fighting never solves anything”.  Yet, fighting is the staple of the SCA.  Our [&hellip

25 Mar
2015

Is Armored Combat Dying Out?

There is a question that seems to come up fairly frequently. Are we dying out? Are the number of Armored [&hellip

21 Oct
2014

What are you working on?

There is a fighter whom I shall call Fitz. Fitz is a figment of my own imagination, however Fitz’s story [&hellip

14 Oct
2014

Winning: Practice

A few weeks ago, I was working with some of our new fighters.  While we were sparring, they seemed stressed [&hellip

9 Sep
2014

Tournament Of Chivalry

I used to dread TOCs. Some years ago, I skipped a lot of them. Before I get into how I [&hellip

3 Sep
2014

What are people saying: about you?

Renown (Name Fame or Word Fame) is perhaps the currency of everyone in the SCA (and maybe in life as [&hellip


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