Polish Saber Curriculum

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Re: Polish Saber Curriculum

Postby Richard Marsden » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:31 am

I just did now!

I feel somewhat vindicated in our research. Looks like our PDF and this are similar and we are both using some of the same artwork even! Let's steal what we can!

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Re: Polish Saber Curriculum

Postby Richard Marsden » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:27 am

Keith Farrell is playing editor for the the PDF basics.

We're through round one of edits. There isn't much more to add after that, so we're nearly done. I showed all the contributors what I've written awhile back and they all said that if I printed 'today', they'd be willing to have their name on it. Well, the great news is, since then, things have only gotten better, so they'll be pleased.

I have costume stuff on the way from the Ukraine as well as stuff being made in California. For the PDF, we'll be doing the black pants, boots, white 17th century-looking shirt, look. For the book, we hope to have zupan (coats) and hats.

Once the costumes are in, we'll do some photo-work to compliment the historical images and we'll have our PDF! The next step after that will be the book. The book will have more stuff in it, and take us from teaser to working system. That's my plan at least!

Here is what I need everyone to think about. When the PDF comes out, how can YOU help get into the hands of the people? We want exposure and interest to hopefully bring Polish saber fencing to HEMAA-land!

Thanks everyone! We're doing great.
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Re: Polish Saber Curriculum

Postby Keith P. Myers » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:51 pm

Everything sounds like its coming along great!

Here is what I need everyone to think about. When the PDF comes out, how can YOU help get into the hands of the people? We want exposure and interest to hopefully bring Polish saber fencing to HEMAA-land!


I would think if it is available for download on the forum itself and everyone is "talking it up", that would be about as good as it gets!
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Re: Polish Saber Curriculum

Postby Tyler Brandon » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:49 pm

This good stuff, I can't wait to see the finished work.
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Re: Polish Saber Curriculum

Postby Richard Marsden » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:47 pm

Your FB support would work, the forum, other forums, etc would all be of great help. We'll get some bricks thrown at us, but it's typical and if the bricks are good the book I hope to do will be even better.

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Re: Polish Saber Curriculum

Postby Richard Marsden » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:03 pm

Ok, an example of my Polish saber '101' with a new student. This isn't everything, but you can see how a guy goes from knowing nothing, to sparring, to sparring better all in one session. The video is getting a lot of hits (I get excited by 100), so its worth sharing here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yl24Bk3GeI

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Re: Polish Saber Curriculum

Postby Richard Marsden » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Boots finally arrived. We're just looking for a location that will suit us for photos. They'll get processed, put in the PDF, Keith will do another editing job, he doesn't know this yet... and then we'll be ready for the free PDF release. I'll then have the book on my plate.

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Re: Polish Saber Curriculum

Postby Ben Floyd » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:16 pm

Just one boot? I think that may look... odd.


...or is that historical? 8-)
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Re: Polish Saber Curriculum

Postby Richard Marsden » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:12 pm

Ben, check your in box. I sent you the letter 's' to repair the above post.

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Re: Polish Saber Curriculum

Postby Ben Floyd » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:42 pm

I moved it from my inbox to your post. All is well in the world. I'll remove my trollface now.
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