..er, Nigel's not the easiest person to get a hold of at the best of times lol, so ..y'know.. *shrug*...
Anyways, since you're asking, I'll share some initial thoughts (speaking for myself, obviously):
I think it's good for Schola Gladiatoria to have a central london chapter.
I think it's good for SG8 being a part of a larger organisation.
I'll leave it at that for now, anyone please feel free to comment.
As an aside, I will add this:- I don't
think SG8 takes away potential SG1 to a great degree actually, perhaps at the beginning (which is to be expected when opening a branch in any organisation) but it seems to me that people who find one location or evening convenient do not necessarily find the other equally so.
I wouldnt have thought that it's often that a person has to choose one over the other (I could be wrong). And they have the option of attending both as I do
In fact if I'm not mistaken there's been an increase of attendees at both london chapters since SG8's inception and really I would have thought this would be great news for Schola Gladiatoria to have this sort of growth.
If you receive a hit while hitting your opponent your glory will be null as this would make you simultaneously victor and vanquished. Do not therefore share your victory with the opponent - and do not let him share his shame with you. -Manciolino