Thanks all for your feedback.
My apologies for any misinterpretation or mistaken notions by me of otherwise goodwilled behavior via the little screens & boxes of InterWeb accessing droids which present the recorded footage of sword-tourneys. Being there in person would make for true witnessing of such events.
Richard's query - as usual the most merciless, stinging & damning - requires this direct reply:I confess, I have no sense of humour whatsoever - which may explain a lot of things.
That said, I do realise that a modern tourney is not the same as a judicial duel - sorry for my unintended conflation there.
However, even the civic-burghal Master J. Meyer spoke of his fencing as part of the Ritterlich Kunst (Chivalric Arts). I think that is significant.
Accordingly, you guys must parktake of such competitions for fun/sport (Schimpf)...or do you...