Christopher Lee wrote:I wonder if the history of the development of the 'culture' should be documented, from the academic, niche and wholistic historically based interest to the rise of a mass appeal tournament based culture of the 'duh, hit him til he's dead' school of thought (that includes the John Clemments 'cobra kai dojo'). I suppose both have their place and represent different motivations and contributions to the broader movement.
Not sure what you said makes any sense. Unless your "duh" comment was aimed as a deliberate insult. Hey, didn't just one of the most productive researchers of the past year win two medals in one of the oldest national hema competitions this weekend? Are you sure you are not just stereotyping based on something which you have read about on the internet?
I would be careful not to drive divisions within hema too much. Both the quality of research and fencing skill has been going up every year, partially because of the efforts of the same people.