Just finally got a day to catch up on posts on the forum.
First of all What a very cool event. I am very intrigued I am tempted to show off my Bushido skills and compete
As the Team Leader over viewing the Anime Evolution Attendee Services Team and over viewing the safety and security of the attendees, staff and the convention I had a couple questions for you.
1.) In the video I noticed that you have an area blocked off with rope. You mentioned roughly 7x 5 meters so no one enters the ring also with soft matts in case people fall.
Question: Is this the same type of set-up you are planning on having?
2.)You mentioned that you are bringing your own "Foam Swords". Either a Senior Attendee Services Team Member or I will have to inspect the foam swords and peace bond them to ensure the safety of all participants. Although during the event I would say that the Peace Bonding could come off as for the duration of the battles so it doesn't get in the way. From the sounds of it this seems like no issue at all as yes depending on the foam or material it shouldn't hurt or cause bruising or injury.
Question: At some point maybe during one of your practice sessions could I come out to a) check out some awesome practice rounds and b) check out the foam weapons ahead of time?
3.) As for first aid I will discuss with the other directors and chairman about how they would like to handle this as myself and other Senior AST Members have First Aid certificates, but I will get back to you on that.
Question: Do you know of anyone being injured in the past in an event like this before?
4.)Your rules look good as in for contact, playing the game, etc. You mentioned there is "judging" done. I also noticed a referee in the middle of the fighters/ contenders
Questions: Are you judging the fights or is it a panel? and are you the referee in the middle of the fighters and contenders
Thanks for your time. If you have any questions please feel free to message me privately, or post back.
This looks like a fun event! Thanks!