Almost every Saturday around 3:30 a group of unconventional sportspeople convene at the Big Iron Doughnut™ in Volunteer Park to share our swordsmanship skills with like individuals.  Helmets, gloves & throat protection are mandatory to avoid(serious) injury during these group sharing sessions. 

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Thog's pig-face jousting helmet is around 20 pounds, & has about 12 oz of sweat in it upon removal.
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Thog pecking for worms...You had to be there. 
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Chris is like Yoda without the speech impediment.  He'll show up, put down his cane, pick up a different stick, kick ass, pick up the cane again...
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Thog Panting 
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I am NOT just standing there. 
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Izzy defends his Lady Ferret's honor.
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Ever wonder what the spectators are thinking?
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The scuffle shown shown here resulted in a broken sword. 
 Lesson Learned:  drop the sword & let your opponent hit you...it's cheaper, and Thog & Dave won't yell at you. ---->

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Dave's a really nice guy...REALLY
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Big Bird's naked...and he's PISSED.
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Chris, where is your sword?
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Thog.  You can forget your previous reach advantage.  Need I say more?
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Izzy with the tree for backup.
What has 4 arms, one leg and drinks a lot of Gatorade? 
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Izzy and the Hammer:  It's not the length, it's how you use it. 
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Thog is still "alive" here...he just has no legs.  Izzy threw his sword at Dave in this one. 

Sar.jpg (58659 bytes)The First Whack-A-Thog.  The outback Jacket got replaced with a leather one pretty quickly.

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Thog, Bob & Rule #1:  Never forget your codpiece.
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Bob & Izzy & sore knuckles, Oh my!
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This melee shot was black when I scanned it, & there's only so much time I will spend in Photoshop...
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A rare photo of Hard Rock.
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In Order of appearance: Thog, Hard Rock, Izzy, Sarah, Bob.
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Photos © Sue Carothers April 2002. 
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