I was excited to see a long time friend show up to our meeting Saturday and wanted him to experience our club first hand. He has had many years experience fighting in the SCA and wanted to know how he would do against a fighter who used footwork and fought nonstop for 2 minutes. Something hardly heard of in SCA one on one tournies. Both fighters did very well and my friend is excited to do more club meetings.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
One of our members changed his tactics and a weapon with a softer butt end in case he lost his weapon again. He finally made it through the 2 minute bout and did a good job to boot. Learning through your mistakes and fights is what this club is about. We only lose when we quit.
Posted by Phil Gribbin at 9:57 PM
We had this great idea to do a 2 vs 1 scenario but some were reluctant to do this because of the lack of helmets we had. So I instructed the defender to only attack me while he focused on two attackers at once using his footwork. He did an awesome job and this was the first 2 on 1 fight we did in the club.
Posted by Phil Gribbin at 9:51 PM
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I really liked this fight because it shows almost every aspect in a fight except for going to the ground. This also illustrates that we allow using your opponent's weapon against him as well as disarming him. Plus polearms have an incredible amount of leverage to them as it didn't take much to take one of our club members out of the game. This is the first knockout with a weapon in the club.
Posted by Phil Gribbin at 6:42 PM
There are many times during combat where for whatever reason the weapon you are holding comes flying out of your hands. We like to force the other fighter to deal with creative ways of holding off an attack and retrieving the weapon instead of relying on mercy-which does not happen in a real life scenario. Fighting on wet ground as you see here also challenges fighters to focus on their footwork.
Posted by Phil Gribbin at 6:34 PM