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  1. Learning more effectively

    by , 11-15-2007 at 06:10 PM
    The doctor's office called and left a message that they've scheduled an appt. for me for MONDAY with a specialist and they want to talk to me NOW.

    And I had worried that I was being unduly paranoid in asking for an MRI.

    Too bad I set the cell phone down where I couldn't hear it.

    Update: I have a TENDON TEAR in my shoulder.

    It's a small tear, they said.

    Head. Desk. Repeat over and over and over again.

    Why? Why? ...
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  2. Santa offending women?

    by , 11-15-2007 at 12:35 PM
    What can/should fencers do to make their lessons more effective beyond paying attention, following instructions, and practicing what the coach is demonstrating?

    Is there more that students could/should do to optomize the benefits of lessons?

    This is a general question. I am curious and I do not have any specific person(s) or situation(s) in mind. I was reading some articles and looking through some books and it occurred to me that when it comes to academics, there ...
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  3. Still studying the exam

    by , 11-15-2007 at 09:30 AM
    I've went to my second pilate reformer session last night before fencing and the jury is still out on this method. I don't feel like I'm pushing myself and I'm not really sore afterwards. OTOH, I'm not hurting the elbow and I'm doing exercises that will probably lessen the muscle loss due to the inability to do the exercises I had been doing.

    And no pain does not necessarily mean no gain. Pilates is supposed to be a good core exercise and my weight has dropped back to where I want ...
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  4. Shut the Hell Up

    by , 11-15-2007 at 09:15 AM
    I'm working my way through the sabre questions and either I lost the last part of the exam both on my hard drive and my backup drive or new questions were added.

    431. Fencer Y makes a direct attack with advance-lunge against Fencer X's point in line. Expecting the beat, X makes two disengages. Both fencers hit.

    a. Award a touch for X.
    b. No touch
    c. Award a touch for Y.

    I'm sitting here going, huh? Is this a trick question? Fencer X disengaged. ...
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  5. Referee Exam Question 63

    by , 11-12-2007 at 07:10 PM
    I'm now down to the final few that I haven't yet found in the book. It's no coincidence that most of them involve team competitions as I'm weak in that area.

    131. In a team match, Team X's fencer #1 has A YELLOW CARD for non-conforming equipment. During the course of the match, and with Team X winning 32-30, Team X's fencer #1 exhibits unsportsmanlike behavior.

    a. Award a RED CARD to Team X's fencer #1, the score is now 32-31.
    b. Award a BLACK CARD to Team X's ...
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