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Overview of the Ranks (plus exam details)

Post by Pringle » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:02 pm

It is important to note that taking exams is entirely optional and exists primarily as a way to measure your own progression.

Overview of the Ranks
Jordan Mock, Monday 10th June 2019

Below is an excerpt from the Academy Handbook and includes most of the ranks within the Academy of Steel.

There are a few other administrative roles that are not included, but will be added in the fullness of time.

1. Overview of each Rank

1.1. Tyro Swordsman
1.1.1. A Tyro Swordsman is someone who has joined the Academy as a member, but who has not undergone any of the exams.

1.2. Initiate Swordsman
1.2.1. An Initiate Swordsman is someone who has joined the Academy as a member and has passed the Initiate Swordsman’s Exam.
1.2.2. An Initiate Swordsman demonstrates a basic knowledge of the art of fence.
1.2.3. For a Tyro Swordsman to become an Initiate Swordsman, he or she must have attended the Academy for more than four sessions (not including the introductory lesson) and must be sponsored by an existing Initiate Swordsman or higher.

1.3. Adept Swordsman
1.3.1. An Adept Swordsman is someone who has joined the Academy as a member and has passed the Adept’s Exam.
1.3.2. An Adept Swordsman demonstrates good measure, blade alignment and control, cutting, striking and thrusting mechanics with an understanding of good form for both attack and defence.
1.3.3. An Adept Swordsman must demonstrate a good understanding of a chosen discipline which has made up part of the Academy curriculum.
1.3.4. An Adept Swordsman has a good understanding of the bind.
1.3.5. An Adept Swordsman has a good understanding of Tempo with fluent structure while moving and making attacks.
1.3.6. An Adept Swordsman must display an attempt at ring dominance and a tactical understanding of any fight.
1.3.7.For an Initiate Swordsman to become an Adept Swordsman, he or she must have attended the Academy for more than ten sessions (not including the introductory lesson) and must be sponsored by an existing Adept Swordsman or higher.

1.4. Journeyman Swordsman
1.4.1.A Journeyman Swordsman is someone who has joined the Academy as a member and has passed the Initiate’s Exam, Adept’s Exam and the Journeyman Exam.
1.4.2. A Journeyman Swordsman must demonstrate a development of the qualities displayed in the Adept’s Exam.
1.4.3. A Journeyman Swordsman must demonstrate a good understanding of two chosen disciplines which have made up part of the Academy curriculum.
1.4.4. A Journeyman Swordsman must be able to act as an effective part of a small unit.
1.4.5. A Journeyman Swordsman must have attended 3 different workshops, masterclasses tournaments or other such events hosted by other clubs, societies or schools where the focus is the developments of skill at arms. This will NOT include sparring days.
1.4.6. For an Adept Swordsman to become a Journeyman Swordsman, he or she must have attended the Academy for more than twenty-four sessions (not including the introductory lesson) and must be sponsored by an existing Journeyman Swordsman or higher and must be self-sufficient in that they own and are able to provide their own steel weapons and protective equipment.

1.5. Militant Swordsman
1.5.1.A Militant Swordsman is someone who has joined the Academy as a member and has passed the Initiate’s Exam, Adept’s Exam, the Journeyman’s Exam and the Militant Swordsman’s Exam.
1.5.2.A Militant Swordsman must demonstrate a development of the qualities displayed in the Journeyman’s Exam.
1.5.3.A Militant Swordsman must demonstrate a complete understanding of two chosen disciplines which have made up part of the Academy curriculum and have researched and developed a full understanding of the use of a weapon from a chosen discipline outside of the school’s curriculum. Note: research of the discipline must be presented prior to the exam.
1.5.4.A Militant Swordsman must possess equipment enough to be self-sufficient and capable of arming themselves for tournaments, workshops or masterclasses which he or she must do on a regular basis.
1.5.5.A Militant Swordsman must be able to take charge of a small unit.
1.5.6. For a Journeyman Swordsman to become a Militant Swordsman, he or she must have attended the Academy for more than 48 sessions (not including the introductory lesson) and must be sponsored by an existing Militant Swordsman or higher. Militant Swordsman must be the best examples of swordsmanship that the Academy has to offer. Note: This doesn’t mean that they must be the best fighters in the Academy, but the best example of martial artists as students who are always seeking to improve themselves.
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