So with 3 solid weeks of filming in front of me, I broke off a chunk of front tooth last night...and the dentist can't get to it for...wait for it...wait for it...3 weeks. Of course. So I'm stuck wearing this cheesy " cosmetic" tooth for the next 3 weeks until the Lord of Dentistry deigns to get me in.
Again, a sigh...
BTW, cool article on sword-fighting, the rediscovery of, so to speak:
Only recently in the last decade or so has this extraordinary and all but forgotten material finally come to be properly examined and studied. Reconstruction of these remarkable teachings offers an unparalleled view into how fighting men prepared and trained themselves for duels, street-fights, and battlefield encounters. Their manner of fighting with swords is not the classical Western style we see today, which is largely a contrived 19th-century gentleman's version of a narrow, aristocratic Baroque style. What the surviving sources show us is wholly different from the familiar pop-culture version, as well as being dramatically distinct from what has gone on for years in assorted reenactments and contrived living-history efforts. Rather, Medieval and Renaissance sword fighting was a hell of a lot more violent, brutal, ferocious, and astonishingly effective. The way in which these swords were held, the way they can be maneuvered, and the postures and motions involved, differ substantially from common presumptions and modern-era fencing styles.
I'd like to note that one of my distant Scots ancestors, Old Donald Bane, wrote one of those texts...he survived into his late 60s, not bad for a sell-sword in the1700s. I only hope I can last that long! LOL!