221 Some pics from the old days! Randy Packer Read more posts by this author. Randy Packer 21 Sep 2012 • 3 min read Demoing in Palaestra with Chris Moone Justin Ring, Jonathon Whitely, and me The old school was really a beautiful location. We put so much work into it. Yeah…I married her. Those floors were hand-finished by us all. Courtney Rice and Marika Kesler One of the rare action shots of me in a tournament. Anna showing why she was a serious threat on the fencing floor. That only looks like a smile… Me and Chris Moone demoing a technique in the Palaestra class. Apparently I said something along the lines of the usual sort of thing I say. Ahem. Probably felt clever at the time… A little wrestling before the start of the swordplay. A little first blood duel. Man, those things hurt. 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. Marika Kesler and pet dragon… Me and Jonathon Whitely in Palaestra A little bit of wrestling fun Chris and I at a demo Anna Belkine and the Dragon of Doom Three slightly grumpy women, not such a bad thing. Three slightly grumpy women with swords? Trouble. Chris Moone in an epic fight with Devon Boorman. Look at the curve his block is putting into the sword! A little fencing action in the old school Lunge practice in the old location When are swords not fun, really? Back in those days we were so badass we taught rapier with longswords. If you can’t hit a moving fingertip nine times our of ten, you can’t fence worth a damn.