Effective immediately, I am standing down as the Marshal of the Glasgow Company of Duellists and withdrawing from the club. I have worked hard for the club for two years and seems my reputation is being questioned and those that I counted as a friend turn out not to be. Well, I've had enough, I am no longer willing to teach longsword, if this is what happens. So I am no longer going to publicly comment on longsword and just train in private with those I trust. Thanks everyone here for your comments and exciting debate. The Bear.