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Greetings from "the new guy"
« on: 2015-08-18, 13:14:43 »
Hello! My name is Brian, and I am the noob! I am also a 48yo aircraft handler from NY, who studies japanese sword and weapon art (jissen kobuto). I am a US Navy veteran and I am the proud father of a 16 yo daughter, who also studies the japanese sword with me.
 I have always loved the medieval era and have made many cardboard and plastic suits of armor during my childhood. I took up the japanese thing for the exercise and cultural aspect, but I REALLY get into the medieval knight stuff a LOT more. If I could find a club near me, I would probably switch from the japanese sword art to the European sword arts, and my daughter even moreso than I... she's a nut for knights! We attend the NY Renaissance  faire  as often as we can during the season, and ALWAYS in garb. We'll be attending the festival in Ft. Tryon park in NYC this October as well. Hope to meet some of you there! Over to the Armory for a pic and description  of my kit, and please feel free to rip me a new one for my mistakes! :)
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Re: Greetings from "the new guy"
« Reply #1 on: 2015-08-18, 20:41:43 »
Welcome!  What did you do in the navy?  10 years helo bubba here, out now.

Where in NY are you?  There are a couple HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) clubs scattered about the area that someone here may be able to point you towards.
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Re: Greetings from "the new guy"
« Reply #2 on: 2015-08-19, 00:31:32 »
Welcome!
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Re: Greetings from "the new guy"
« Reply #3 on: 2015-08-19, 03:15:46 »
Well Met!
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Re: Greetings from "the new guy"
« Reply #4 on: 2015-08-19, 04:35:41 »
Welcome and well met!

We're pretty lenient here as to what qualifies as "mistakes." We have members here who do everything from casual RenFaire to super-accurate re-enactment; it all depends how far you want to take it. With that said, if you ever need help upgrading your kit, we will be more than happy to help you spend your money...erm...I mean, give you advice. ;)
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Re: Greetings from "the new guy"
« Reply #5 on: 2015-08-19, 04:38:21 »
I mean hey If you don't mind traveling 3 hours you could train with me!
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Re: Greetings from "the new guy"
« Reply #6 on: 2015-08-19, 16:13:25 »
Welcome. You'll find me at NYRF as well. It is my favorite place. :) I armor up weather pending but I'm always in some garb. You can hit me up. I'm from MASS.
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Re: Greetings from "the new guy"
« Reply #7 on: 2015-08-19, 18:04:38 »
Welcome. And I second asking where in NY are you? I'm sure we can find a HEMA, ACL, WMA, and/or SCA group near you.
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Re: Greetings from "the new guy"
« Reply #8 on: 2015-08-19, 20:59:28 »
Welcome and well met, good sir.
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Re: Greetings from "the new guy"
« Reply #9 on: 2015-08-19, 21:35:44 »
Welcome to the forum and well met! :)
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Re: Greetings from "the new guy"
« Reply #10 on: 2015-08-20, 22:45:42 »
Welcome! Good to have another from the Empire State! Where in NY are you? I currently live in Rockland County, but will be living up in Orange by the fall...
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Re: Greetings from "the new guy"
« Reply #11 on: 2015-08-21, 00:36:55 »
Hail and well met!
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Re: Greetings from "the new guy"
« Reply #12 on: 2015-08-24, 19:03:54 »
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