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Stephen Hand




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PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Australian Historical Swordplay in the news         Reply with quote

Last saturday the state news did a piece on me and Stoccata. It can be seen here Overall I'm quite pleased. It took the activity seriously. They did include the take where I said to my student "that was awful, what's the bet they include that". They also played up my very small involvement teaching fight directors (it was their "angle") and I would have liked to have seen more about the historical basis for the arts. But as far as these things go, very positive.

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice, Steve! Congrats!
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! That was positive. Nothing about it suggested that there was anything eccentric or weird about having a passion for the sport. Since they mentioned it, I suppose it would be nice to dream of an Olympic event developing within a generation or so.
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Congratulations for the positive exposure! Big Grin
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Apr, 2008 6:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That reporter was pretty respectful and informative for a fluff piece! Rather classy, I must say. Happy

BTW, you folks have one hell of a pretty view from that park. Nice choice for a practice venue. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Apr, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kel Rekuta wrote:
That reporter was pretty respectful and informative for a fluff piece! Rather classy, I must say. Happy

BTW, you folks have one hell of a pretty view from that park. Nice choice for a practice venue. Cool


Thanks Kel,

Actually the "park" is a 19th century battery, so for "view" read "field of fire". Most of the action in the piece took place just a few yards from a massive 1880s cannon that was built to put holes in anything sailing up the estuary.

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