12-28-2008, 21:26 #1
Battlefield Tournament - Tyler, TX
The things that come in the email...
A weapons-only competition. All forms, heritages appear to be allowed. Sword arts vs sword arts. Pole arms vs pole arms, & etc. When each specialty has a champion, these champions face each other.
Asian, European, etc.
Some info, links and chatter to the event that I and others have chewed over on my own little forum in Texas: Battlefield Tournament
I do not know what to make of it, myself, but admit to being intrigued. I guess I am also curious what others may think of it.
12-29-2008, 00:17 #2
And this being your first post and all you sure wouldn't be trying to hawk this tournament would you?“Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.”
From my cold, dead, hands.
12-29-2008, 01:22 #3
I am in my 50s and more of an Olympic style (foil, epee, sabre) fencer than a rapier, katana, broadsword cutlass type. True, I have the odd colleague into Iaido, but that's about as close as I come to sharps.
Also, it was the first time I felt I had anything that might be of interest. Unlike many contributors to many fora, I try to refrain from posting until I either have a question or something meaningful to say.
Granted, I do live in Texas, the same state as the event, but a little over 200 miles from the scene, so not my usual daily commute.
I appreciate the skepticism, even understand it, but my first post had to be about something.
I'll just go back to lurking now.
12-29-2008, 05:39 #4
- David Craik
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Since Mr. Trojanowski has been around since April, it doesn't seem to me that he joined with the purpose of hawking an event. The way he posted it on his own forum seems to bear this out as well.
Looks little more than LARPing of a sort to me; a lot of yahoos with wasters bashing each other. I cannot see a whole lot of real iaidoka or kenjutsuka being interested in such a thing. I also wonder after the potential quality of the kata judging.
And the danger of serious injury is likely to be huge.
Last edited by David Craik; 12-29-2008 at 05:43.