TOSTABUR qualification exams

12.12.2009 -

Dear coleagues and random visitors!


We would like to announce that after several years pause we yet again recreated qualification exams that our long standing tradition. They took part on 12th December 2009 in Corgon Pub in Dubravka (Bratislava). The qualification exams aim to acknowledge the rank and knowledge of individual members of TOSTABUR ESPADRONES.

 

The exams consist of practical and theoretical questions where the applicant have to defend himself or herself before three members of the committee, participating plenary of the TOSTABUR ESPADRONES and external guests if present (this year it was under-master of the Magisterium school Petr Nusek, who himself had also successfuly passed the exams in TOSTABUR some years ago).

 

The range of the questions is very wide - practical questions could touch every fencing school that is trained here, while theoretical questions begin with the fencing theory, go through the fencing masters and warmastery to famous battles and important warlords and generals.

 

Exams in 2009 had seen several applicants, with the final number settled to be nine and the participants received the following ranks:

 

  • Matej Kupka - aspired to lesser apprentice - he vindicated himself successfully
  • Igor Homola - aspired to lesser apprentice - he vindicated himself successfully
  • Majo Peterec - aspired to lesser apprentice - he vindicated himself successfully
  • Peter Sivák - aspired to lesser apprentice - he vindicated himself successfully
  • Katka Uríková - aspired to lesser apprentice - she gained rank of elder apprentice instead
  • Elen Gyurcsová - aspired to elder apprentice - she vindicated herself successfully
  • Peter Bíro - aspired to elder apprentice - he gained rank of lesser journeyman instead
  • Michal Mrázek - aspired to lesser journeyman - he vindicated himself successfully
  • Pišta Klimko - aspired to lesser journeyman - he vindicated himself successfully

 

To give the full information, we provide the hierarchy of TOSTABUR ranks for your information:

 

  • elev (novice)
  • member (after being accepted as full member)
  • younger apprentice
  • elder apprentice
  • younger journeyman
  • elder journeyman
  • vladyka (under-master)
  • master

 

We congratulate to every participant and we also hope that next exams will attract at least as many applicants as this year and they awill be able to successfuly defend their ranks.

 

Hail to fencing!

 

Príprava pred obedom

Before the lunch

 

Komisia a rôzni hostia

Committee

 

Aprobujúci

Applicant - theoretical exam

 

Aprobujúci

Applicant - practical exam

 

4 
mladší učni

Lesser apprentice

 

2 
staršie učnice

Elder apprentice