ANST - Re: Kids with Boffers

Dennis Grace sirlyonel at
Wed Jul 1 14:37:24 PDT 1998

Salut Cozyns,

Lyonel aisai.

Salut Cozyns,

Lyonel aisai.

I only have a moment, so I'd like to add a few points on this topic.  

One--as a parent, I'm all for the boffer tourneys for kids.

Two--in order to limit our liability in this matter, we should include a 
rule that no adult (18 or over) may compete or for any reason wield a 
boffer against a minor.

Three--why  segregate the kids by height?  Adults compete with no regard 
for size differences.  I would think age a more reasonable gauge.  A 
short twelve-year-old who ends up competing against mostly nine- and 
ten-year-olds will likely be embarassed at having to play with the 
younger kids.

Four--most of the dojos here in Austin offering children's classes start 
them out at five.  Why do we need to wait until they're eight?  We could 
have pee-wee tourneys (5-8 year-old class).

Good work, Sir Dieterich.  Let us know what you hear from the Powers 
That Be.

lo vostre por vos servir
Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace, Capitan
Bryn Gwlad
Micel yfel deth se unwritere.
		--AElfric of York

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