How To Know More Than Your Local Bank Manager

Once you make a choice to purchase a home instead of renting one, you feel that that was the hardest decision you could make, however, the hardest one is yet to come. Finding the right mortgage as well as picking the one that suits you best is one of the hard decisions you will make on the way to your home. This is because you might not know what exactly you are looking for. You could be thinking that it is as simple as walking into a bank and asking for a mortgage but not exactly, this is something that needs many considerations and tons of other decisions. Below are some tips that will help you get your mortgage process on the road.

  1. Bank– The very first thing you should remember is to try not to use a bank. This might come out as a shock because it’s what seems to be obvious but you don’t yet have the information on the financial services available to them. Banks have to meet their targets, and they have to sell their services, which means they might not be overly concerned about your needs as much as their own. Selling their services could be more important.
  2. Independent advisors– This would be your best bet. Going with an independent advisor will be great because they have access to everything you might need. They have no allegiances to some services over others, which means they will be attentive to you and your requirements then strive to have those needs met. An independent advisor will do the best for you making sure that your mortgage fits all your circumstances.
  3. Interest ratesbank rate are very important in mortgages. You will have to decide if you would like to have a fixed rate or a variable rate mortgage. If you go with fixed rates, you will be paying the same amount of interest for the full term of the payment.  Most people prefer this method because they can plan their monthly budget. The variable rate is where the interest rate changes depending on the market. When the market goes well, the interests will be low and when it’s bad the interest rises. This means you will not be able to estimate what to pay the next month.
  4. Comparison– It would be wise to use a comparison company since they have access to all the services you could need. They have the ability to key in your Toronto mortgage rates in their computers and access the information you most need. They will easily find the kind of services you need and in a short time as well so you should go ahead and use them.

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Assessment Day

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On September 3rd 2016, the BFHS ran an IL1 assessment day hosted by the Society for the Study of Swordsmanship and run directly by Chief Assessor Martin J Dougherty.

The assessment was the culmination of many months of trying to find sufficient candidates within a reasonable area and a group willing to host. The pattern recently has been for a small number of potential candidates to be very keen to take IL1, but never enough in the same area at the same time. In the end, the decision had to be taken to ‘run it and they will come… hopefully’.

In the event, they did come. From Glamorgan and Aberdeen, and other points less distant. The systems on show covered the full range of BFHS interest, from Medieval longsword and messer through rapier to Victorian cane fighting. The candidates on this occasion were of exceptional calibre, with around half achieving a 100% pass and the remainder scoring over 90%. Of particular note was the attention to safe training and the use of appropriate personal protection among the candidates.

It is perhaps worth mentioning that the IL1 – whilst always intended as an entry-level qualification – has a very high standard for both safety and competence. Those who think of taking the assessment in terms of ‘getting their IL1’ as if it were a formality tend to fail. A good assessment requires preparation even for a highly experienced instructor; scoring over 95% is an achievement for anyone, of any level of experience.

We are thus very glad to welcome the successful candidates as BFHS IL1 instructors, and we congratulate them on their achievements.

The assessors deserve praise, too, for going above and beyond the call of duty. The September IL1 assessment would have been vastly more difficult – if not impossible – without Kim and Barry Young, who made the time out of a long journey to visit Sunderland and take part in the assessment. Assessor candidate Mark Thomson was awarded IL1 assessor status, and deserves credit for joining those working to make the IL1 programme a success.

The assessment process was greatly assisted by members of the Society for the Study of Swordsmanship who acted as students for the candidates, helped with administration, made pies and cookies, brought coffee and generally did all the thankless jobs that make an event like this work.

Overall, the Sunderland IL1 assessment day was a big success. Letters of recognition and assessor evaluations have already gone out to the candidates as of September 4th, certificates are waiting to be posted, and we are pondering where and when to run the next assessment. Interested hosts and candidates are invited to contact the Chief Assessor on ca@thebfhs.org.uk or via the BFHS facebook page.

In related news, we have appointed Susan Kirk as Regional Assessor for the London area, and are in discussion with other potential Regional Assessors. The proposed IL2 and IL3 courses and assessment procedures are also in the final stages of preparation and will be presented to the membership in due course. The BFHS considers the instructor training and accreditation programme to be one of its central activities, and we are pleased to be making progress in this field.

BFHS Elect New President

The BFHS is very pleased to announce Mr. Martin Dougherty has been elected as BFHS President.

Martin’s career in Martial Arts began in the mid 1980s. Since that time he has gained Dan grades in four Eastern Martial Arts and is a Master Level Instructor/Senior Assessor with the All-Styles Martial Arts Association, being appointed Head of Coaching in 2011. With the ASMAA he has studied Oriental Martial Arts in addition to European Martial Arts systems such as catch wrestling, Western kicking systems, combatives and modern street combat. He started his sports fencing career in 1987, becoming a club coach in 1990, and coached the University of Sunderland fencing team.

His professional career is as an Author, and has published or contributed to a significant number of books (around 80) on various topics including military history, armed and unarmed combat and fencing. He has also been involved in television as a researcher and weapons expert and has previously worked in education and the defense sector.

Martin has been working as the BFHS Chief Assessor for some time now, a role which he will continue to work as, and hopes to expand his influence within the BFHS to improving and modernizing it’s Guidelines, Best Practices and Resources to the HEMA Community and building relationships between it and the wider martial community.

If you would like to reach out to Martin on any of these areas, you can reach him at president@thebfhs.org.uk.

Everything You Need To Know About Sword Play

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Swords became popular since they are simpler to use and swing around. This sword is owned by the Viking Era. The sword was among the critical weapons taken for self defense till the invention of contemporary weapons. Swords are used to spread the word of God in addition to uphold it. Particular swords are intended for thrusting and others are intended for slashing. Different swords must be developed in various time periods and these uniquely unique swords might call for various training techniques and approaches to fighting. It turned out to be a two-handed sword utilized by German mercenaries.

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The expression rei-ho, on the opposite hand, is utilized to denote various rules that guide the actions linked with rei-gi. Wushu is an excellent example to this. It’s mainly employed for practicing Kendo. Sabers are largely being used in the sport of fencing. It’s characterized by means of an intricate basket hilt aimed to defend the wielder’s hand. The snake is closely related to this sign. It’s a sign of liberty and virtue.

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