I am an archer, a Boga Fyrd, and a C&T fighter. I have been an armored fighter in years past. Armored combat is at the very foundation of the SCA, and is the First Peerage. Non-armored combat is not the same thing, not on the same plane historically either in the SCA or in the real world. Among non-armored martial arts, there is no valid reason for elevating rapier above archery and equestrian. They should all be elevated equally, as they earn that right. 


On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 4:41 PM, Stefan li Rous <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
But elevating hitting people with wooden sticks above archery and equestrian is not a slap in the face of those folks?
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