100 Minutes War: By- the-Book Tournament

A Historical Martial Arts opportunity InformationRun by: Don Lorenzo Gorla Date: 11/23Site Opens: 9:00 AMLocation: Camp Sacajewea884 White Lake RoadSparta, NJ 07848 This is an opportunity for practitioners of historical arms to display their knowledge, enthusiasm, and training in their particular field of study. Combatants will be given an opportunity to briefly discuss their study, display any written works or items crafted that have aided in their study (arms, armor, short papers, etc.), and finally have a practical opportunity to display their form against other practitioners, using either East Kingdom rapier or cut-and-thrust rules (as agreed upon by both combatants). All combatants who are interested in participating need to fill out a short questionnaire...

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St. Eligius: Art of Combat Challenge

A Historical Martial Arts opportunity InformationRun by: Don Cristoffel d’Allaines-le-Comte Contact: 123956@members.eastkingdom.orgDate: 11/16Start Time: 2:30 PmLocation: Immanuel Lutheran Church164 Hanover StreetMeriden, CT 06451 Choose your favorite period Master’s combat style. Bring documentation and/or a description of the Master and play you choose to use. Describe the action and perform it for your team of judges. It is recommended that you have descriptive props such as handouts or other ways to help explain your actions. The judging criteria will be based on the documentation provided, interpretation of the action, and how well your action represents what is described. Event starts at 2:30, please contact Don Christoffel...

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Effective communication of A&S feedback

Recently, the kingdom’s MoAS office has debuted a class called Consent in A&S: giving and receiving feedback. At the moment, they’re are still working on piloting that class a bit more before making the notes from it publicly accessible online. However, they wanted to take a question that came up at one of those classes and discuss it everyone, as they think it provides a good example of what the class is trying to help with.EXAMPLE*Novice Artisan*: Asks a more experienced artisan if they should do X, Y, Z project for an upcoming competition.*Experienced Artisan*: Advises them to do a different, more traditional, project instead.*Novice Artisan*: Initially very excited about their project idea, our artisan is now upset/discouraged when they were...

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A&S Class: River Wars

The EK MoAS office will be offering a class at River Wars in Iron Bog on October 19th.Consent in A&S: Giving and Taking Helpful FeedbackTime: 3:00-4:00, Location: A&S PavilionDescription:In an ideal Society, artisans create work for the joy that it brings them, and Laurels give feedback to fulfill the mission of their peerage to help encourage and teach others. However, if feedback is not given or received properly, hurt feelings can (and do!) occur. Artisans can be discouraged from pursuing their ideas, with Laurels being branded as being mean and unhelpful. Both of these outcomes are hurtful to the fabric of our Society. So let’s examine the issue, and figure out if we can help change the culture of how feedback is given and received in the SCA so...

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Call for A&S Research Articles

This is a reminder that the EK Gazette is actively looking for articles to publish on A&S research topics. Have you just finished some fascinating original research? Can you tell us about a day in the life of your persona? Do you have a fabulous method of producing something in a medieval style? The East Kingdom is rich in artisans and scientists, and the East Kingdom Gazette provides a platform for their written work to be shared by publishing Arts & Sciences Research Papers! If you wish to see topics covered by past papers, you can search for the “research paper” tag on the Gazette website.To learn more about our call for papers, please click on the link...

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