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    Lochac Rapier Marshallate
    / Group Rapier Marshal Report


    1. Copy the text below into a blank email.
    2. Complete the relevant details for your GRM report
    3. Send the email to

    Report Detail

    Name of Group:-

    Name of GRM:-

    GRM Contact Details:-

    Reporting Period (Eg Jan13-Mar13):-

    Health Check for the Reporting Period

    1. Did your Group offer its fencers a regular training session?
    -Yes \ No

    If “yes” how often?

    How would you rate / describe your training venue?
    - Excellent \ Weather dependent \ Needs upgrading.

    Is your Group’s training structured?
    - Yes \ No \ Depends who runs it \ We seem to just kit up and fence so it’s really practice not training.

    Does your Group’s website promote your training session and how newcomers will be supported?
    - Yes \ No.

    Did your Group receive training from a wayfarer this period?
    - Yes \ No

    Did your Group supply training to another group this period?
    - Yes \ No

    Did any of your fencers way fare to fence in another Group?
    - Yes \ No

    Does your group offer Cut and Thrust (C&T)?
    - Yes \ No

    Is your Group interested in learning C&T?
    - Yes \ No

    Did your group do any melee training this period?
    - Yes \ No


    2. Does your Group have regular rapier tournaments as part of its events?
    - Always \ Mostly \ Never.

    3. Has your Group got a loaner kit?
    - Yes \ No

    If ”no”, is your Group in a position to acquire a basic loaner kit?
    - Yes \ No\ I have not asked.

    If “yes”, does it meet the Group’s requirements to assist newcomers?
    - Yes \ No \ Needs updating.

    In your opinion what does the state of your loaner gear say to a newcomer?
    - We value you \ We are happy for people to use this old ratty gear setting a low benchmark.

    4. Did any newcomers or existing SCA players turned up to start fencing in this reporting period?
    - Yes newcomer/s \ Yes existing SCA player/s \ No

    5. Did your Group have any new combat authorisations in the reporting period?
    - Yes \ No

    6. Has your Group got a active Authorising Rapier Marshal?
    - Yes \ No.

    7. Did your Group authorise any new marshals or commenced training any new RMIT?
    - Yes \ No

    8. Does your Group need more Marshals?
    - Yes \ No

    9. Are any of your fencers planning on contesting a Prize fight in the next 6 mths?
    - Yes \ No

    10. How would you describe the health of rapier in your group?
    - Excellent, Growing, Stable, Declining, Poor

    Safety Equipment

    1. Has your Group’s fencers got ready access to a drop tester?
    - Yes \ No

    2. Has your Group’s fencers got ready access to a mask tester?
    - Yes \ No.

    3. Has your Group’s fencers got ready access to blade flex testing equipment?
    - Yes \ No

    Administration Matters

    1. Did your group experience any injuries in the period?
    - Yes, No.

    If yes please provide the following details:

    • Date
    • Event
    • Mundane Location
    • Who
    • Injury
    • Type of Combat
    • Cause of Injury
    • Diagnosed by
    • Treatment and Recovery
    • Other comments

    2. Did your Group experience any equipment failures?
    - Yes \ No.

    If yes please provide the following details:

    • Date
    • Event
    • Mundane Location
    • Blade Owner
    • Blade Type
    • Blade Age
    • Blade Condition
    • Type of combat
    • Circumstances
    • Type of break
    • Appearance
    • Injuries
    • Other Damage
    • Other comments
    3. Are you receiving RMIC reports inside 30 days of the event?
    - Yes \ No.

    4. Have you got any overdue RMIC reports outside of the required 30 days?
    - Yes \ No

    If yes, Name of RMIC and contact details please

    5. Are you receiving your authorisation cards from Lists prior to the combatant’s paperwork expiring?
    - Yes \ No

    If No, are you sending paperwork to List’s promptly with a self stamped envelope?
    - Yes \No

    6. Would you like the Kingdom Rapier Marshal to contact you to discuss any issue?
    - Yes \ No

    If yes contact details……………………………………………………………

    7. Are you on the Kingdom Group Rapier Marshal List?
    - Yes \ No.

    If no and you would like to be added then pls supply email to be used.

    8. Are you telling new fencers about the Lochac Fencers List?
    - Yes \ No

    Skill and Knowledge Development (Optional)

    If your groups is studying or training in a particular weapon form or study?
    - Pls provide some basic details in this area. 

    Alternatively if your group would like to study something in particular and need external assistance?
    - Pls use this area and comment.

    Blade Testing Results

    You only need to report new blades and blades that fail.

    A failed test is a result which does not meet the owner’s expectation of the blade. For example a blade purchased for use on the rapier field but it only flexes ¾ inch, so it fails the rapier test but passes the Cut and Thrust requirements. Like wise for a C&T blade.

    Blade manufacturer:

    Blade name \ Model:

    Blade length:

    Blade bated: Yes \ No

    Passed C&T flex test requirements: Yes \ No

    Passed rapier flex test requirements: Yes \ No

    Reason for Test: New Blade \ 2yr test of old blade \ Blade shortened

    Date purchased if known:

    (Repeat for every tested blade from this quarter)

    Published on 2 May 2013, 10:27:29.
    Last updated on 5 May 2013, 11:46:27.