The School of Motley Wolf is a regular group within the Far Isles society, that promotes martial skills, safety and fair play. Everyone can 'have a go' and find a niche that suits them. Are you more into theatrics and art? Fair enough - you will have more than plenty opportunities to 'die' dramatically or vanquish half a dozen 'red shirts' - and look good while doing this. Feeling more competitive? Sure, we cater for that. Steel Fighters will teach you how to spar safely and - one day, maybe - become a tourney champion. In the meantime you will meet people with a lot of knowledge and experience in ancient and medieval weapons and armour - as well as other subjects, be it leatherworking, naalbinding or mystical art of Nurdle-Funking*.
Motley Wolf teaches to fight, but to fight safely. We have an outstanding safety record. Sure - things like 'bone' bruises, minor cuts and grazes are quite common, especially with competitive fighting - but none of us have ever lost any body parts and, I think, last time we have had a broken bone case was five-six years ago. The situation which best illustrates our fixation with safety occured during 'Halloween Themed' fight practice last year: try as we might, we could not find a sharp enough item to carve the pumpkin**...
Motley Wolf teaches to fight with many weapons. While the use of a single handed, straight blade sword is emphasised, it is not uncommon to see sabres, bardiches and small trees on the field. In fact - as long as you show control of the weapon in question, and it has no spiky bits - the marshals will usually allow you to fight with whatever you want.
Motley Wolf teaches to fight not only on the field of battle but off it aswell. We push each other forward and give encouragement to get that next belt, next ratification, next weapon proficiency... to master that elusive riposte with a side dagger or just to get the basic swings right, each to their own. Not to give up. We support each other in getting our goals set and then achieved.
Friday meetings are that little bit more than just mindless skull bashing and definitely better than a visit to the pub (it certainly costs less in the long run). It is a family friendly and friends & family event (or something like that).
*no, not really
** the marshal had to use his blunt sword in the end which meant hours of cleaning and polishing afterwards