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[[File:DuelingClub.jpg|thumb|300px|right|[[Harry Potter]] and [[Draco Malfoy]] in the accepted combative position in the [[Duelling Club]] in [[1992]].]]
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[[File:DuelingClub.jpg|thumb|300px|right|[[Harry Potter]] and [[Draco Malfoy]] in an accepted combative position in the [[Duelling Club]] in [[1992]].]]
 
{{Quote|Lockhart and Snape turned to face each other and bowed; at least, Lockhart did, with much twirling of his hands, whereas Snape jerked his head irritably. Then they raised their wands like swords in front of them.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Quote|Lockhart and Snape turned to face each other and bowed; at least, Lockhart did, with much twirling of his hands, whereas Snape jerked his head irritably. Then they raised their wands like swords in front of them.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
The '''accepted combative position'''<ref name="CS11">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 11 (''The Duelling Club'')</ref> is a position in [[Duel|formal wizard duelling]] that both duellists adopt after shortly bowing to each other, in order to show readiness for duel. The position consists of brandishing the wands, like swords in [[Wikipedia:Fencing|modern fencing]]. After a beat or, if preferred, on the count of three, the duellers start casting their first spells and start the duel.
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An '''accepted combative position'''<ref name="CS11">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 11 (''The Duelling Club'')</ref> is one of many positions in [[Duel|formal wizard duelling]] that both duellists adopt after shortly bowing to each other, in order to show readiness for duel. The position consists of brandishing the wands, like swords in [[Wikipedia:Fencing|modern fencing]]. After a beat or, if preferred, on the count of three, the duellers start casting their first spells and start the duel.
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Though the tradition of bowing is met, wizards who show little to no respect for each other would be more crude in their gesture, as Snape irritably jerked his head, while [[Harry Potter]], [[Draco Malfoy]] and [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] would barely incline their heads against their adversaries. Malfoy also attacked before the count of three was finished.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
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<gallery widths="125" orientation="portrait" spacing="medium" position="center" captionalign="left" columns="dynamic">
 
<gallery widths="125" orientation="portrait" spacing="medium" position="center" captionalign="left" columns="dynamic">
SnapeAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Severus Snape]] in the accepted combative position
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SnapeAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Severus Snape]] in an accepted combative position
McGonagallAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Minerva McGonagall]] in the accepted combative position
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McGonagallAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Minerva McGonagall]] in an accepted combative position
LockhartAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Gilderoy Lockhart]] in the accepted combative position
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LockhartAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Gilderoy Lockhart]] in an accepted combative position
VoldemortAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] in the accepted combative position
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VoldemortAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] in an accepted combative position
MollyAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Molly Weasley]] in the accepted combative position
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MollyAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Molly Weasley]] in an accepted combative position
AlectoAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Alecto Carrow]] in the accepted combative position
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AlectoAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Alecto Carrow]] in an accepted combative position
H.PNG|[[Filius Flitwick]] in the accepted combative position
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H.PNG|[[Filius Flitwick]] in an accepted combative position
LuciusAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Lucius Malfoy]] in the accepted combative position
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LuciusAcceptedCombativePosition.jpg|[[Lucius Malfoy]] in an accepted combative position
duellingclub.jpg|Draco Malfoy in the accepted combative position.
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duellingclub.jpg|Draco Malfoy in an accepted combative position.
 
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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[[Category:Duelling]]
[[Category:Duelling Clubs]]
 

Latest revision as of 03:05, June 10, 2013

DuelingClub

Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy in an accepted combative position in the Duelling Club in 1992.

"Lockhart and Snape turned to face each other and bowed; at least, Lockhart did, with much twirling of his hands, whereas Snape jerked his head irritably. Then they raised their wands like swords in front of them."
—Description.[src]

An accepted combative position[1] is one of many positions in formal wizard duelling that both duellists adopt after shortly bowing to each other, in order to show readiness for duel. The position consists of brandishing the wands, like swords in modern fencing. After a beat or, if preferred, on the count of three, the duellers start casting their first spells and start the duel.

Though the tradition of bowing is met, wizards who show little to no respect for each other would be more crude in their gesture, as Snape irritably jerked his head, while Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy and Lord Voldemort would barely incline their heads against their adversaries. Malfoy also attacked before the count of three was finished.

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  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 11 (The Duelling Club)

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