[Ansteorra-rapier] Proposed revision to rapier rules

James Crouchet james at crouchet.com
Wed Oct 10 13:58:57 PDT 2012

I agree.  This is another issue that can be solved simply by keeping the
epee legal for practice.


On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 3:20 PM, Jhan Knebel <rixende at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, I agree that is a potential solution, but the wording as proposed
> makes the epee illegal to anyone except a youth fighter and an authorized
> youth marshal. There are many adults that will fight a youth, but have no
> interest in being an authorized marshal for that type of activity.
> Rixende
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 3:10 PM, Cody Hoffman <glowpoi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  Rixende when I was a youth fighter twe could only use foils and most
>> fighters at that time only carried epees and heavy. So my solution was to
>> carry extra foils. With this new rule won't that make more epees floating
>> around that could be donated to a youth program to help it flourish.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Oct 10, 2012, at 2:54 PM, Jhan Knebel <rixende at gmail.com> wrote:
>>   If you eliminate the epee for all but the youth program, we may
>> negatively the youth program. Under these proposed rules, the only people
>> that can fight a youth with epee are the youth and the marshals. As a
>> former youth marshal (waiting on my background check to clear again) I
>> personally do NOT want to be the fighter when I am working with youth. I
>> want to be watching them work with someone else. I can be a much more
>> effective marshal and teacher when I am not the one fighting. My son gets
>> much more out of not fighting his Mom.
>> Our current program allows any adult to practice with a youth as long as
>> a youth marshal is present and decides the person is safe to fight the
>> youth. This law change will remove from play the blade most children start
>> with. And, while our youth program is tiny, it has a RIDICULOUSLY high
>> success rate of "graduates." A good portion of that is because they have an
>> opportunity to fight with adult fighters.
>> Daniel is 14 and has since graduated to my husband's ridiculously light
>> Schlager when he fights heavy rapier, but he really can't fight anything
>> much heavier.  (And mind you, he does not have weak wrists. He's in his
>> third year of gymnastics and is much stronger than his size implies)
>> Rixende
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