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==Authorising a marshal==
 
==Authorising a marshal==
There are 2 categories of authorised marshals in the Kingdom of Lochac:
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There are two categories of authorised marshals in the Kingdom of Lochac:
 
*Fencing Marshals
 
*Fencing Marshals
 
*Authorising Fencing Marshals
 
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Authorising Fencing Marshals are responsible for authorising fencers to take part in combat, or authorising marshals.
 
Authorising Fencing Marshals are responsible for authorising fencers to take part in combat, or authorising marshals.
An Authorising Fencing Marshal must be authorised by 2 Authorising Fencing Marshals.
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An Authorising Fencing Marshal must be authorised by two Authorising Fencing Marshals.
 
The marshal authorisation should include a verbal test to show that the marshal understands:
 
The marshal authorisation should include a verbal test to show that the marshal understands:
 
*the rules
 
*the rules
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*deciding whether to pass or fail the candidate, providing the reasons for doing so
 
*deciding whether to pass or fail the candidate, providing the reasons for doing so
 
*recommending a course of action for a candidate who fails.
 
*recommending a course of action for a candidate who fails.
This test may include a scenario where the candidate deliberately fights outside the rules to test the marshal's awareness and understanding. (This must be planned between the 2 combatants, so that safety is maintained).
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This test may include a scenario where the candidate deliberately fights outside the rules to test the marshal's awareness and understanding. (This must be planned between the two combatants, so that safety is maintained).
 
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Latest revision as of 21:11, 2 August 2020


Participants must be authorised to compete in any Fencing Combat event or to serve as a marshal. To be authorised, participants must pass a verbal and practical test to show that they:

  • understand the rules
  • understand the requirements for protective equipment and weapons
  • can fight safely (for a combat authorisation).

Authorising a fencer

There are 4 categories of authorisation for fencing in the Kingdom of Lochac:

  • Fencing Combat
  • Cut and Thrust Fencing Combat
  • Spear
  • Rubber-Band Gun (for non-fencing combatants)

Authorising a fencer revolves around safety; can the fencer behave in a way that they are unlikely to injure themselves or others?

Note that special considerations should be made for fencers with unique needs.

All fencers must be able to fight safely, but this may take a different form for different people. For example, a person using a wheelchair might not be able to move laterally but might demonstrate the ability to curl defensively rather than stepping out of the way when necessary.

Assessing a fencer for safety includes the following:

Verbal test

  1. Can the fencer explain what protective equipment they should wear, and why it is required?
  2. Does the fencer understand the different weapons or defensive objects and their safety requirements?
  3. Does the fencer know where to ask questions if they should run into any issues regarding an aspect of SCA combat?

Combat test

  1. Can the fencer advance and retreat safely, moving in a controlled way on uneven ground?
  2. Can the fencer use their weapons safely to:
    • attack their opponent and their weapon?
    • score a good blow using a thrust, cut or percussive cut, without hitting too hard?
    • defend against an attack from their opponent?
  3. Can the fencer fight safely using either hand?
  4. Can the fencer use the different defensive objects safely?
  5. Does the fencer know what to do when a "HOLD" is called?
  6. Can the fencer fight safely:
    • from their knees or sitting?
    • when their opponent is on their knees or sitting?
  7. Can the fencer continue to fight safely when their opponent is advancing rapidly or retreating?
  8. Can the fencer properly acknowledge a good blow?
  9. Can the fencer fight safely against multiple opponents and as part of a team? (Note: this should be tested if it is possible, allowing for the number of available fencers to take part in the authorisation bout.)
  10. Can the fencer perform a "kill from behind" without striking, as described in the melee rules?

Authorising a marshal

There are two categories of authorised marshals in the Kingdom of Lochac:

  • Fencing Marshals
  • Authorising Fencing Marshals

Fencing Marshals

Note: Fencing Marshals do not have to be authorised fencers.

Fencing Marshals are responsible for inspecting fencers to ensure that their protective equipment and weapons meet the requirements of these rules. They must be authorised by an Authorising Fencing Marshal. The marshal authorisation should include a verbal test to show that the marshal understands:

  • the rules
  • the requirements for protective equipment and weapons
  • calling a "hold" and dealing with safety issues
  • how to escalate matters through the chain of command.

The authorisation should also include a practical test to show that the marshal is able to properly conduct an inspection of a fencer's protective equipment and weapons. This test may include a scenario where the fencer's equipment or weapon does not meet requirements.

Authorising Fencing Marshals

Note: Authorising Fencing Marshals must be authorised fencers. They also must be authorised in a category (for example, Cut and Thrust Combat) to be able to authorise a fencer in that category.

Authorising Fencing Marshals are responsible for authorising fencers to take part in combat, or authorising marshals. An Authorising Fencing Marshal must be authorised by two Authorising Fencing Marshals. The marshal authorisation should include a verbal test to show that the marshal understands:

  • the rules
  • how to escalate matters through the chain of command.

The authorisation should also include a practical test to show that the marshal is able to properly conduct an authorisation, working with an authorised fencer acting as a candidate. This includes:

  • running the verbal test
  • supervising the combat test
  • deciding whether to pass or fail the candidate, providing the reasons for doing so
  • recommending a course of action for a candidate who fails.

This test may include a scenario where the candidate deliberately fights outside the rules to test the marshal's awareness and understanding. (This must be planned between the two combatants, so that safety is maintained).