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  1. Recognizing crummy fencing

    by , 08-15-2014 at 07:39 AM
    As you get old and cranky, your first reaction on seeing something like the fencing scene in that Best Buy commercial is to critique it. Even a novice like me can see it's awful fencing: saber parries with a foil, distance much too close, improper footwork, ...
  2. Work week

    by , 08-13-2014 at 10:06 AM
    That as a productive week for everyone. Lioness and our vet foil decided to come for an extra practice Saturday, and since I was there with my teenager, we had a bonus vets-only workout. Not much drill, just practice bouting. The foil arranged the extra day so Lioness could try fencing foil with her; normally we stick with our epees and simply work on foil targets when practicing against the foil. Lioness seemed befuddled by the rules and tactics, but she looked more comfortable with the foil. ...
    Tags: injury, novices, vets
  3. Old Methods

    by , 08-08-2014 at 01:05 PM
    I've decided to wipe the cobwebs off my old website and start slowly preparing it to be functional again.

    For a start, I'm going to be tracking my training atmy old website

    I'm even coding it in notepad. It's primitive but I want to force myself to slow down and think while I type rather than rush through it. This is one way to force myself to do that.

    For the moment, I'm just tracking my eating and training habits. Real fencing notes are being ...
  4. T-11 Days (or 7 Practices....but who is counting)

    by , 08-08-2014 at 10:29 AM
    Until leaving for Pan Am. The past two weeks, I had been struggeling to get back to my game. I had been trhowing out a lot of attacks, and pushing way to much. My coach had noticed this and after practice a week ago, commented "we need to get you back into your game". Wow, wake up call. Over the past week as I drove to practice I had to 'program' my self to 'stick to your game'. I would say, it has worked. Things have started to fall back in line, and just in time too. I am also putting ...
  5. Notes 02 Aug 2014 : Games

    by , 08-02-2014 at 03:29 PM
    Some games

    "Liberated" the lunge-glove game from Peach's blog. Modified it that if the glove makes it over the line, in this case an aerobic step-riser, the team gets one point. If the other team member catches it using a lunge, they get two points. First team to 20 wins. The kids had fun and their lunges improved. Both fencers start with the back of their front foot on en-guarde line and the riser is in the middle.

    Also had them do distance glove-ball catch. Both fencers ...
    Tags: game, games
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