the title should say it all and be enough of a challenge in itself.
I apologize if this challenge does not follow the proper requirement in terms of specific place and judges - but with what my ife is at the moment, it is hard to do otherwise.
I, Fabrice Cognot, the Lion of Dijon, Bearer of the Hat of Awesomeness, of de Taille et d'Estoc hereby challenge Mr Wolfgang Ritter, Galaktischer Gigaherrscher, Honest Lawyer, member of Zornhau e.V..
Weapons shall be similar longsword simulators of either weighted shinai type, or Nylon swords provided both combattants weare adequate protection.
Judges shall be chosen among present experienced instructors or figureheads of HEMA at the time and place the fight is to be fought.
The fight shall take place next time we meet in the course of an HEMA event, time and schedule permitting, or if the time, place and equipment (including filming equipment) seems proper enough and if at least three eperienced instructors or HEMA figureheads are present, none of them being from our respective groups.
The fight shall start with a flourish. If the judges agree to it, they may also judge the flourish and therefore award one point to that fighter who performed the best and most martially pelasant levée or Parat.
We shall fight until seventeen good hits or good techniques leading to martial superiority have been delivered (for example, a successful grapping technique not pushed to the painful end), or until one of the fighters acknowledges the victory of his opponent.
After a valid hit or valid technique has been performed, both fighters shall take three large paces back and wait for the judge's call to start the fight again.
Both fighters are considered honourable enough to acknowledge when they have been hit and when their opponent takes the upper hand in a single tactical situation.
The main role of the judges is to ensure the safety of the fighters and to provide their own vision should both fighters disagree on a confusing situation. Their role is also to count points, one point being awarded for a successful valid hit (none for double hits).
No technique is banned provided it can be found in, or implied by, historical sources - but safety remains the first concern of all.
If Mr Ritter has something to add to these rules, let him do so.
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on 15 May 2009 19:29, edited 1 time in total.