Orange County Saber Academy

Discussion in 'Orange County, CA' started by Zhi-don, Aug 28, 2006.

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  1. crazybirdman Force Ghost

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    Not too reluctant obviously.

    This reminds me of that scene in The Lion King, when Rafiki hits Simba in the head with his stick, and says, "It doesn't matter, it's in the past." Simba learned something. He took Rafiki's stick. Can you do that during practice?


    I remember this post like it ws yesterday . . .

  2. LordJedi Jedi Master

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    [face_laugh]Isn't that because it was yesterday? [face_thinking]
  3. Enforcer_Draconus Jedi Knight

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    i deffinatly wont be there at all i lost my wallet and cant find it anywhere
  4. S_C_A-lexander Jedi Knight

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  5. Zhi-don Jedi Knight

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    Thank you James. Perhaps it would be best to repost the rules at this point:

    ORANGE COUNTY SABER ACADEMY
    RULES AND REGULATIONS

    GENERAL CONDUCT
    All fighters must maintain a positive and productive attitude, any personal
    drama, grudges or issues should be kept out of practice and off the
    battlefield

    All fighters must demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times

    Successful and fun combat depends on the honor system, if a fighter receives
    a legal and legitimate hit, he or she should accept the hit and move on.
    There is no place for ego or bad sportsmanship in this class.

    All participants (including bystanders) must refrain from using profanity or
    other inappropriate language.

    ATTIRE
    Closed toe shoes must be worn at all times

    Gloves are required for all combat (style and material of gloves is left to
    the fighter?s discretion and preferences, heavy leather gloves are
    recommended)

    Comfortable ?exercise? clothing with long sleeves is recommended

    Costumes may be worn provided that they are not restrictive or constitute a
    safety hazard. The instructors will make the final decision regarding the
    safety of costumes

    Very loose clothing {coats, dusters etc.} are discouraged as they make it hard to determine if you have been hit

    Forearm bracers and shin protectors are recommended

    Protective headgear and safety glasses may be worn provided it does not impair vision or otherwise compromise safety

    GENERAL COMBAT RULES
    No thrusting attacks (this is not a fencing class!}

    No attacks may be directed at the head or groin unless specified in
    advance {such as in a training exercise or as a part of a choreographed fight scene}

    No ?fly fishing? ( wielding of a weapon solely by the pommel end of the
    handle, this leads to a lack of control)

    Hits are calculated on a point system:
    main torso (chest, abdomen, shoulder blades, back, buttocks, pelvis)- 2
    points
    Arms (shoulder joint to elbow joint for shinai/entire arm for lightsaber)- 1 point **{see exceptions} Legs (hip joint to toes)- 1 point a ?Kill? is achieved when 2 points are scored on an individual?s body (any
    torso hit or any two limb hits)

    **forearms count as 1 point if using lightsaber rules or 0 points if using shinai rules (elbow joint to wrist joint) and hands-(it is assumed
    that some form of armored gauntlet is worn that protects the forearm and
    hands.) However if a blow is deliberately blocked by the forearm or hand or if an opponent?s weapon is grabbed during an attack, it is then considered a damaging hit and a point is taken

    If a limb is hit, the recipient must behave accordingly and discontinue use
    of the affected limb for the duration of the combat

    If a leg is hit, hopping on one foot is not permitted as this constitutes a
    safety risk the leg should be ?dragged? behind

    Two hits on the same limb constitutes 2 points

    No grappling of weapons or hand to hand combat moves are allowed unless
    specified for a choreographed scene {lockups with blade to blade contact are allowed}

    POWER / STRENGTH AND SPEED
    As with any martial arts or contact sport, minor bruises are expected.
    Fighters should expect to ?feel? the blows they are dealt. However power and
    strength must be kept to a minimum
    We are not here to cause injuries and strength must be kept at a level that
    will not cause any undue harm.

    A general rule of thumb is ?do not exceed 50% of your maximum speed or
    strength?
    As a fighter?s skill grows speed may be increased provided it does not
    affect the fighter?s control

    It is the fighter?s responsibility to maintain control of his or her weapon
    at all times

    Any action that causes or could potentially cause undue harm will result in
    disciplinary action being taken against the perpetrator ** see penalties**










    MARSHALLING
    The Marshall is the safety officer and referee in one, and can be identified by a yellow and black spiraled staff

    A Marshall responsibilities are as follows:

    Ensuring the safety of the fighters and bystanders (ensuring
  6. the_black_smudge Jedi Knight

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    And so this nonsense begins again.......*sigh*

    Alex, check your PM's
  7. Aaron-Wan-Kenobi Temp CR Orange County, CA

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    If this persists, especially by instructors or assistants, they will be removed as instructors or assistants, or the class will be removed as part of the club.
  8. Robeewankenobe Jedi Knight

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    That logo sounds cool Don. Thanks for the info.
    I'll use my logo for something else. :)
    Please let me know when the shirts will be available.
    Thanks Alex for the props.

    It's not very creative since I fashioned it after the official base ball logo. :cool:
  9. JediJenee Jedi Knight

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    I'm sorry Don, I thought the logo was still in discussion. I like yours too. I hope I can get one of the t-shirts when
    you and Rion get them done. :)
  10. Zhi-don Jedi Knight

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    Jen:

    Actually I had mentioned that the logo had been done on the old thread. We decided on a logo after we changed the name.

    I will let everyone know when the shirts are going to be ordered.
  11. Aaron-Wan-Kenobi Temp CR Orange County, CA

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    I will get one when they come out.
  12. Jedi-Loreen Jedi Master

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    Is there going to be a class this Saturday? I think I might (hopefully) be out of town again next weekend.
  13. Zhi-don Jedi Knight

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    Since Lu is back in the area, we can have class on Sunday if you prefer.

    Any takers?
  14. LizardJedi Jedi Master

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    Sep 29, 2005
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    SUNDAY GOOD!

    Isn't the meeting this Sunday though?
    But yeah, after that, Sunday good, Saturday Liz has work.
  15. Jedi-Loreen Jedi Master

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    Going back to Sunday is fine, I was mainly wondering about Saturday for this coming weekend, because, like Liz said, we have our meeting on Sunday. I don't really want to have class right before the meeting and be all sweaty when I get there.

    I should have mentioned what I was thinking.
  16. Zhi-don Jedi Knight

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    Mar 22, 2005
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    Ok, then.

    Attention:

    Saturday's class will return to Sundays. This will occur next weekend as our meeting is this Sunday. Class time will be as usual from 2pm until 5pm.

    Pax Vobiscum
  17. Jedi-Loreen Jedi Master

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    I'm still confused.

    Are we still going to meet this Saturday? Or not.
  18. Enforcer_Draconus Jedi Knight

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    i think that meens no class?
  19. Zhi-don Jedi Knight

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    Normally we wouldn't have class on a weekend we have a meeting, so unless someone really wants a class this Saturday, we will resume class next Sunday.
  20. Enforcer_Draconus Jedi Knight

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    Logo should be finished today ive been scrapped for time so i called in a ringer so to speak hehe hes a good friend of mine and if its cool with the instructors to make him an Honorary member of the class... he will be out here next year for Con and will be coming to a few of the classes




    OK HERE IT IS!!!!!


    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b325/Drac77/ocsaberlogorz0.jpg

  21. S_C_A-lexander Jedi Knight

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    Not bad, is it vectorized in illustrator for easy scaling, or just shot into a common eps file with pms colors.
  22. Enforcer_Draconus Jedi Knight

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    dunno my ringer did it for us
  23. Aaron-Wan-Kenobi Temp CR Orange County, CA

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    I'm pretty sure he used his flux capacitor and routed it through a spacedock port with a six inch negative angle to produce that image. One hint who the ringer is. He is unkempt and his last name is Sanchez.
  24. Robeewankenobe Jedi Knight

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    Sweet! So....when will ths shirts be ready!=D=
  25. JediJenee Jedi Knight

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    Oct 5, 2005
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    Nice logo :) I also want to make sure to get a shirt and please tell me you will be accepting more than just Pay-pal, because this is why I can't always order different items.
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