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Fri Sep 7, 2018, 01:16 AM

Lawsuit: Instructor Stabbed Oregon Man In Eye At Sword Class

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) An Oregon man is suing a sword-fighting instructor and the organizations that offered the class after his attorney says he was stabbed in the eye and brain, causing life-altering injuries.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 35-year-old Jeremiah DuPrau has filed a $9 million lawsuit against instructor Jason Brown, Swordguild Portland and the Elks' Milwaukie Portland Lodge No. 142.

His attorney John Coletti says the instructor used DuPrau to demonstrate a move before the class at the lodge in March 2017, jutting the sword into DuPrau's eye. He says Brown didn't warn DuPrau to put on his protective headgear.

The newspaper couldn't reach Brown for comment. Attorneys for both organizations declined to comment, citing the pending litigation.

Coletti says his client is now is legally blind.

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TexasTowelie Sep 2018 OP
CentralMass Sep 2018 #1
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0rganism Sep 2018 #3
Wolf Frankula Sep 2018 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 02:12 AM

1. Wow.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 08:16 AM

2. "Brown didn't warn DuPrau to put on his protective headgear."

Geebus, are you kidding me?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 05:21 PM

3. not fencing, not kendo, just "sword-fighting"?

well damn, folks, remember to put on the protective headgear before your "sword-fighting instructor" puts a sword through your head.
a quick check shows "Swordguild Portland" focuses on medieval-renaissance sword styles of various kinds - sort of a proto-fencing, often done with period-style two-handers. wow, what an unusual way to go blind.

let's all hear it for Oregon Man!

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 11:09 PM

4. As a Former SCA fighter and Marshal I say

You NEVER practice any moves, or have them practiced on you, without putting on your armor. NEVER NEVER.
Take away that sword master's certification.

Wolf

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