The Penguin Summer Academy of Combat That Was

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Yesterday saw our 2015 Penguin Summer.  It was a day filled with rapier, heavy fighting and a spot of archery.  The day started with the setting up of the archery safety net which is now working, and working rather well.

The first class of the day was a rapier/C&T class for the use of cloaks and spears.

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Lord Rannulf showing the principles of using a cloak.

 

 

 

 

A talk through demonstration…

 

 

 

 

 

…followed by a walk through.

 

 

 

 

Onward to the spear with Lord Rannulf and Mael Duin.

 

 

 

 

Working out the various aspects of defence.

 

Lunch followed the rapier class and then it was time for the heavy class lead by Mu’allim Garsiyya – Mindful Combat: Evaluating your opponent.

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During the heavy class some archers took to the field.  However, the arrows (more than over due for some maintenance) lost their fletching.

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A lone shot from Lord Gerault was the extent of the archery competition.

 

Penguin ended off with two tournaments – C&T and heavy.  The C&T tournament consisted of a round robin with matched weapons followed by a melee.

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Single sword

Lord Mael Duin and Mu’allim Garsiyya

 

 

 

Sword and rigid parry

Lords Rannulf and Mael Duin

 

 

 

Sword and dagger

Mu’allim Garsiyya and Lord Rannulf

 

 

 

Sword and cloak

Mu’allim Garsiyya and Lord Rannulf

 

 

 

 

Melee

Missed weapons.

 

The winner was Lord Mael Duin and second Mu’allim Garsiyya.

The heavy tournament was part of the Adamastor 100.  A bear pit with Mu’allim Garsiyya winner and Lord Alasdair coming second.

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Lords Gerault and Alasdair

 

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Lords Mael Duin and Gerault

 

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Mu’allim Garsiyya and Lord Rannulf

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Lords Mael Duin and Rannulf

 

Our thanks to Lord Mael Duin for organising Penguin 2015, and for all who participated.

Photographs by Kaede-sama.

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