For once a screen name that makes some sense......sadly I can't figure out if its "kid" as someone too young to actually think stuff through or "kid" as a non-serious person.
Either way someone that refuses to actually read what I posted is simply a waste of my time.....how you could focus in one a single OUT OF CONTEXT statement and conclude that I was somehow slighting SCA and yet UTTERLY MISS ME SAYING:
"If someone is talking smack on SCA---please knock their block off---and I'll help you do it."
That is either a sloppy reader or a person willing to be intellectually dishonest in dealing with others....neither of which speakes well of you.
"no competition equals no skill"
Really---so riddle me this "jenius"
back when when people were using real rapiers for real duels one of the most effective means of training was "stipped to the waist with esp long points de arts" (Amberger) is that how you train?....With real, deadly sharp weapons and no armor?
"my art is too dangerous"
Uh, I NEVER SAID THAT---YOU said that...I said nothing like that.......... I was merely trying to help you grasp that rules seriously effect how people fight and more importantly TRAIN to fight---and thus why its IMO hard to set a really "fair" means of weapons sparring.
You brought up MMA--so lets think it thu shall we?
A MMA fighter and boxer decide to match--the day of the match they tell the MMA fighter that ANY form of grappling is forbidden.
1-The boxer now has tremendous advantage
2-The MMA whom presumably has been spending at least 50% of their training time ON grappling and using strikes to set up throws, locks, pins etc is now at a serious disadvantage.
Or flip it around....tell the boxer that they can ONLY grapple.
Either way.....not what any RATIONAL person could call a "fair" match at this point.
Same with the weapons--different training and different combative assumptions makes it really, really, really, hard to to match in a "fair manner.
"The SCA culture is one based on honor and prowess"
Really, so far the only thing you have demonstrated about SCA "culture" is that you don't bother to read what people actually post and you run around the net looking for an e-fight.
In a very real fashion---as I mentioned---YOUR behavior is exactly way SCA gets bashed on occasion.
IMO there is NOTHING "honorable" about taking what I said out of context.
IMO there is nothing "honorable" about NOT reading about my support for SCA. There is nothing "honorable" about miscating what I said.
And how are we to determine that?
I don't know you....you don't know me so you can claim whatever "prowess" you wish.
I'm probably not going to take off work and spend my hard earned money on a plane ticket to whereever you live so you are actually pretty safe in talking smack and challanging/inviting those whom disagree with you to "come out and walk within our walls" because you know that your just some dude or dudette on the net and chances are you'll NEVER have to back it up.
Hardly requires any courage or "honor" or "prowess" to talk tough from behind the safety of your keyboard.
"People who don't walk within our walls most assuredly get weighed, measured and found wanting"
Whew! Good thing that doesn't sound all weird and cultish.
BTW, if they DON'T "walk within your walls" and you DON'T actually spar with them then how in the name of god can you "weigh" "measure" and find ANYTHING "wanting??????????"
Seems to me to "weigh and measure and find wanting" something you actually have to be able to "measure" and "weigh" it to start with----if you can't do either then how can you find it "wanting??"
Or is that too rational a question?