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  1. Tuesday Night Practice

    by , Yesterday at 03:42 PM
    Only did limited bouting, maybe 5 15 touch bouts. Those bouts were pretty relaxed affairs. It's hard not to 'turn it on' and push really hard, but it is what it is right now. Most of those bouts were spent working on distance/timing, and smaller footwork. Had to play catch up in the first bout, but just required me to be patient and concentrate on some of my basics. The last bout I had was a typical bout with a teammate that always ends up a one touch affair. But after catching up from being ...
  2. Innovations and Inventions in fencing

    by , Yesterday at 07:11 AM
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    George and Shalva Kokochashvili, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2014

    This book was written by George and Shalva Kokochashvili, twin brothers from Tbilisi Georgia (a European country). Both authors are civil engineers and share the same hobby: inventions. They hold sixteen Georgian and Soviet Union patents for inventions in sport, medicine (surgery, plastic surgery, burn, water therapy) and engineering. They have been engaged in fencing since
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  3. Balancing Act

    by , 04-22-2014 at 11:02 PM
    Tuesday sabre class, five.

    Spent a little time on the balance board and did some stretching and warmups before class. I ran for an hour this afternoon, which felt great, but those muscles definitely tightened up by evening. Too much time in the chair lately too.

    Got through the footwork and conditioning except for a single exercise that seemed ill-advised. Itís an accomplished since Iím still somewhat out of shape. Line drills tonight made more physical sense than ...
  4. Not Bad for a Monday

    by , 04-22-2014 at 04:45 PM
    Monday foil class, eight (six advanced, two beginners).

    Drill. Push Pull, plain. Then variants adding first parries for the defender, disengages for the attacker. Distance options of stay, retreat, late retreat. It was nice to work from this distance again. It feels like itís been longer than it really has. Withheld actions added after the beginners left. All good.

    Last version used the Push Pull framework but uncapped the options. The attacker started with ...
  5. Forced time off

    by , 04-22-2014 at 12:07 AM
    Well it has been a pretty slow past couple of weeks since my diagnosis, and impending surgery on the 7th of May. I still have no pain associated with this, and I still fence at least 3 times a week. However, it really isn't anything really competitive. I have worked on just some basics: smaller foot work, longer distance, and point control. Obviously, each of those extremely important (for me) and it is good to just try and focus on those. I try not to force anything big, flesche and remise. ...
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