This got a surprising number of comments on my facebook page. I thought I would share it here, as well.
Every bout you fence tells a story about who you are. The score is part of that narrative, but so is how you deal with victory and defeat, bad calls, and unpleasant opponents. You are the principal author of that story.
What stories are YOU telling?
It was a crazed week, and it's only Monday. I attended a local conference (Educon) over the weekend and today, though I taught only two classes and went to only two meetings, it was nonstop work from arriving at 7:30 to leaving at 5:20. So of course I really had to think about going to fencing, but I managed to get myself out of the house.
Working straight through the weekend is not good for my mood. I was grouchy. I felt better once I got to fencing. Mary also had something for
Monday nights class ended with an intro to epee and a few bouts. I liked it, but didn’t discover the epeeist within me who finally found an outlet. I’m of course keeping an open mind, and will do more of it, but so far, foil is still my weapon.
Wednesday’s lesson with Coach Jake was quite useful. I finally seem to have gotten the en garde weapon arm position correct. I love footwork under instruction. We worked on my extension, my feint and my lunge. Coach Jake told me to work on
Updated 01-30-2012 at 10:33 AM by jeremyb215
I turned 40 last March and today went to my first Veterans event.
There was the veterans epee at 11 then an E & Under at 2.
I took 1st at the veterans events, and 2nd at the E & Under. Schoolcraft swept the event we got 1st 2nd and 3rd place.
Doug Trojanowski beat me, its the 2nd time he's gotten a rating off of me lol.
I'm not sure what the future will hold for me and fencing at this point. Its looking like I might loose my job soon.
Monday night I didn't feel like going to fencing but went anyway. qatet wasn't there. I fenced Mike, Tom, and Charlotte (who is back from Egypt) and, because Tom fences left-handed these days, I worked on the threat to hand with lots of success. It was only a good while later that I realized Ahren had taught me the entire lesson left-handed, which was why it worked on Tom. I am firmly right-handed, but because I have a fair amount of experience with left-handers I just plain don't notice if