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Update to the Draft Youth Rapier Rules.
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    Cornelius von Becke

    Duke Lochac, Knight, Laurel, Provost


                                    

    Group

    Politarchopolis (Canberra, ACT)

    Contact Details

    Email: corneliusvonbecke@mac.com

    Website

    Tournament Combat Blog: corneliusvonbecke.wordpress.com/
    Kendo and fighting Blog: mr-cvb.livejournal.com
    Combat Resources (part of the Politarchopolis website): lochac.sca.org/politarchopolis/combat

    Library

    An extensive collection of books and manuals, with particular emphasis on 15thC Fechtbooks and armour.

    Teaching Specialty

    • Tournament Combat
    • Beginner training and instruction

    History

    Cornelius joined the society in late 1989 and got drawn into tournament fighting by Master Artos Barefoot, authorising at May Coronet in 1990. Though a great deal of dedication and training in the West Kingdom, Cornelius won his first Coronet Tournament in September 1994, reigning with Morwynna Branwynt from 14th of May AS XXIX (1994) to 3 September AS XXIX (1994)

    On the 4th of September, AS XXIX (1994), Their Royal Majesties John and Gabriel did elevate Cornelius von Becke to the Order of Chivalry for his prowess in tournament combat.
    Cornelius won two additional Coronet tournaments, ruling as Prince of Lochac with Morwynna from 13 January AS XXX (1996) to 4 May AS XXXI (1996) and again from 16 January AS XXXIV (2000) to 8 July AS XXXV (2000).

    On the 31st of March, AS XXXI (1997), Their Royal Majesties Cybi and Victoria did elevate Cornelius von Becke to the Order of the Laurel for his excellence in the field of armouring.

    During this time Cornelius worked extensively on developing training systems for beginners and being one of the principle founders of St Florian de la Riviere in Brisbane, QLD.

    In 2001 Cornelius moved to Canberra a won Lochac’s second Crown Tournament ruling as King of Lochac with Morwynna Branwynt from 11 January AS XXXVII (2003) to 5 July AS XXXVIII (2003)

    On the 24th of May AS XXXVIII (2003), being the first year of the Kingdom of Lochac, Their Royal Majesties Cornelius and Morwynna did sign the Royal Charter establishing the Royal Guild of Defence.

    On the 7th day of June AS XXXVIII (2003) at the Innilgard Winter Collegium, Journeyman Cornelius von Becke did play his Provost's prize against Guildmasters Dameon Greybeard, Francois Henri Guyon and Provost Aylwin Greymane with these weapons, viz: In standard rapier play, single rapier, rapier and buckler, rapier and dagger; in sidesword play, single rapier, rapier and dagger. In other weapon weapons, long sword (hand & a half) in the German style of the 15th century. After long and intensive testing from the aforementioned examiners, Cornelius did carry away his Provost's Prize.

    On the 5th of July AS XXXVIII (2003), Their Royal Majesties Alaric and Nerissa did elevate Cornelius von Becke to the rank of Count.

    Ruled as King of Lochac with Morwynna Branwynt from 2nd of July AS XL (2005) to 7th of January AS XL (2006)

    On the 7th of January AS XL (2006), Their Royal Majesties Ædward and Yolande did elevate Cornelius von Becke to the rank of Duke.

    In April 2011, Cornelius won his third crown Tournament, fighting for Elizabeth de Foxle.

    Since 2010, Cornelius has been primarily focusing on introducing Lochac to the DeGrendelus School of tournament combat, developing a Beginners Combat Course and additional resources for teachers and students. Cornelius continues to promote and teach the tournament arts thought Locahc and has been invited to present seminars in New Zealand, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia.

     

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    Last updated on 30 Nov 2011, 10:24:14.