Anna showing why she was a serious threat on the fencing floor. That only looks like a smile…
Those floors were hand-finished by us all.
Apparently I said something along the lines of the usual sort of thing I say. Ahem. Probably felt clever at the time…
One of the rare action shots of me in a tournament.
Marika Kesler and pet dragon…
Three slightly grumpy women, not such a bad thing. Three slightly grumpy women with swords? Trouble.
Justin Ring, Jonathon Whitely, and me
The old school was really a beautiful location. We put so much work into it.
A little fencing action in the old school
Marika Kesler and Courtney Rice. These series of photos were taken by Lee Smith, now with Blood and Iron. We used some of the shots for window decorations, got lots of compliments from people in the neighbourhood.
Back in those days we were so badass we taught rapier with longswords.
Demoing in Palaestra with Chris Moone
Chris Moone in an epic fight with Devon Boorman. Look at the curve his block is putting into the sword!
Me and Jonathon Whitely in Palaestra
Anna Belkine and the Dragon of Doom
Yeah…I married her.
A little first blood duel. Man, those things hurt.
Me and Chris Moone demoing a technique in the Palaestra class.
Lunge practice in the old location
A little wrestling before the start of the swordplay.
Chris and I at a demo
When are swords not fun, really?
A little bit of wrestling fun
Courtney Rice and Marika Kesler
If you can’t hit a moving fingertip nine times our of ten, you can’t fence worth a damn.
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