WHAT IS the Vulcan
|Permit us to give you
the history of the Corp to better understand it:
In early 2002 team member Jim Vance was running for the Libertarian
Party's nomination for Governor, and team members Tiffany and Rob
Rapplean were working on his campaign. In an effort to draw attention
to the campaign from one of its target markets, a Bat'leth team was
created for the sole purpose of competing in an April tournamet in
Jim didn't get the nomination,
but the batleth team survived to become the Vulcan
The Vulcan Undiplotmatic Corp Team
Back Row: Varina, Vance& Tiffany
Kneeling: Brady, Rob & Seth
Not Pictured: Doug & Ames
If you're looking for an
education in Klingon culture, then you probably want to visit House
Veska's website where they have plenty of that kind of information.
We completely ignore the Klingon cultural side of Batl'eth and concentrate
on the miriad ways that you can hold or swing the weapon to "injure"
your opponent or protect yourself. Our current techniques are based on
our member's knowledge of jo-jitsu, kendo, kinjitsu, and nunchaku, and
we have begun to develop several distinctive styles of our own.
team's expressed purpose is to turn Bat'leth into a true martial art all
Our team meets every Wednesday
night at Rapplean Studios. Guests are welcome, but should contact Rob
in advance for confirmation and directions. Our regime consists of an
hour and a half of warm ups, competition, and practice drills.
and Seth compete in our weekly competitions for ranking within the
group using our standard practice Bat'leth design
and Jim compete in our weekly competitions for ranking
using our new competition class Bat'leth prototypes
(Jim broke only one of these during ladder competitions)!
We stress ego-free
commentary and critical analysis of style.
It is assumed that this is mostly new territory, and any advance in the
art is both given an opportunity to succeed and criticized heavily to
help it improve, but equally important despite being a new martial art
discipline we strive to also HAVE FUN!
Would you like to see a demonstration of our Bat'leth Martial Art? Or
Join in our training as a member of the Vulcan
Undiplomatic Corp? Click HERE to
inquire about joining, or HERE for further