I just got done with a conference at the University of Virginia's College at Wise earlier today. I was the first person to give a paper on Thursday and had the keynote speaker, David Bevington of the University of Chicago, as well as past keynote speaker, Wendell Frye of Hartwick College, in attendance at my session. Dr. Bevington is more than likely the editor of whatever paperback version of a Shakespeare play you had in school. Following the presentation of the three papers in my session everyone started asking me questions and expressing gratitude for bringing them some insight into the martial culture as well as some technical knowledge (compared to them) into the weapons. Dr. Bevington in particular was gracious enough to say that he was pleased to see weapons and martial arts training presented at the conference.
On Friday I did a bit of an explanation of the JLT as well as showcased the Wikitenauer to a packed house of 120-150 people. John Shannon and I then did a few minutes of steel freeplay. Throughout the rest of the conference I was approached with expressions of excited gratitude and congratulations on the demonstration.
I'll try to figure out a way to post the paper. It's not too long. I titled it ""No Gluttony, Boozing, Blaspheming, or Whoring": The Warrior Values of Joachim Meyer".
"Is this legal?"
"I dunno, it's fun though."