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Mark T




PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2014 3:43 pm    Post subject: Now Mandatory: New Line of HEMA Sparring Gear         Reply with quote

For those who haven't yet heard ...

Now Mandatory: Leading Renaissance Combat Practitioner Launches New Line of HEMA Sparring Gear:

http://fencingclassics.wordpress.com/2014/03/...rring-gear

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Tom King




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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2014 8:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is a joke right?

Proprietary off brand "totally not ripping off underarmor" compression leggings? mandated for all "official" events put on by an accreditation group 9/10 hema (as in historical European martial arts, not some secret club of "real" fighting) practitioners have never come in contact with?

Something tells me most practitioners will respond with a hearty "get bent" and go on practicing in whatever pants they please, even if it means they can't play in the secret club house.
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2014 9:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hmmmmmmm: A bit dictatorial to say the least and un-enforceable if most people don't comply, but that said, this is the " First of April " and could be an April's Fools day spoof ?
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2014 9:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's satire, but the first couple paragraphs had me going...it was only further on that really got me laughing.
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2014 9:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Quote:
Hans “The Worm” Lebkommer (whose real name was probably Liegenitzer or Lipschitz) battlefield-wrestles the Augsburg patrician Oscar Mair for the stolen Codex Amberger


This made me laugh more than it should have.
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2014 10:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Considering the bad blood that has happened between arma and other groups in the past over attempted monetizing of the sport, the idea is not too much of a hop skip and a leap. Especially since compression wear makes a hell of a lot of sense for hema, just not if the "uniform" must be purchased through a singular source. Stupider things have happened, but i hopefully have been partially rused.
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr, 2014 4:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I suggest that everyone take note of the date...

Happy April Fool's Day!
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Mark T




PostPosted: Wed 02 Apr, 2014 12:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, Happy April Fool's Day, all!

That piece - which had an amazing amount of work put into it - was by Christoph Amberger.

For those who don't know, Chris is the author of The Secret History of the Sword: Adventures in Ancient Martial Arts, one of the pioneering modern classics of HEMA.

If you haven't read it, there's more information here: http://fencingclassics.wordpress.com/the-secr...-20081204/

It's rollicking read; I think of him almost as a modern Richard Burton! Big Grin

Chris let me know that thanks in part to the interest here, he's had a lot of visits to his site.

If you don't already subscribe, he has a free occasional email newsletter, which often has fascinating historical accounts of swordsmanship, modern scholarship, and musings on arms, armour, and historical and modern European martial arts ... and some great April Fool's posts!

Cheers,
Mark T

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