Opening Practice for 2003 with
Christmas and the New Year's celebration are over, and now it's time to turn our attention back to training. What better way to begin the new year's training with a sharp sword cutting practice, good food, good ale and other assorted weapons. Once the students arrived, both schollers and recruits took to the sharpened longsword and each began to destroy the facsimile human targets or FHTs which were prepared the day before. For more information on the FHT and sharpened longsword, click the sharp sword cutting article entitled "Study of the Destructive Capabilities of the European Longsword".
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|Brian takes a cut at the FHT||Chris takes his shot||Paul makes an easy cut||David also makes an easy cut|
|Frank destroys the FHT and supporter||Joey takes his shot||James makes easy work of the FHT||Kel knocks the cr*p out of the FHT|
|Jeff kills the FHT||And so does Luis||Lilith is about to take to the air||Lilith redeems herself in a second strike|
|Joe, our favourite chef, makes an easy cut||Matt takes his shot||Miguel takes one too||Dave makes an easy cut|
|Shawn delivers heavy damage to the FHT||James kills the FHT||Sophia delivers an easy cut||John destroys the FHT|
|In the end, a good day was had by all. Good food, good ale, weapons galour - life just couldn't get any better.|