I had a nice drive up since I've been there before. I was getting out of my car carrying all my gear when another car drove up, obviously parents with a fencer. "How come you're carrying the gear?" said the mother, obviously assuming I was the mother of a fencer.
"Because I'm the fencer!" I said.
After I dropped my stuff off I went over to Absolute and Amanda showed me around their place. It looks great. She deserves a lot of credit for taking
We started at 3:00, an unusually civilized hour for one of these events. AL was running it, and he did a very good job--he didn't waste any time, he wasn't self-indulgent, and he didn't run over. There were 14, including one young guy from Circle d'Escrime and one young guy from Csiszar. The boy from Circle d'Escrime told me they have 9 sabre kids--remarkable! Apparently they have a sign-up sheet and when they get enough they hold a sabre class. The gentleman from Csiszar said they didn't have
I realized after I posted last night that I hadn't had enough to eat during the day. A very rare occurrence for me. Let it be a lesson.
Today I mailed off my FIE license application and intent to compete to the USFA. Woo-hoo! I really have to get my name embroidered on my warm-ups, though. Nice that they will actually fit me this year. One of the reasons I stuck to my diet last year was seeing the way I looked in those things. ARGH. The USFA told us they "ran large,"
Busy enough, but I was annoyed to begin with (it's Wednesday, I'm always in a bad mood on Wednesday, and also I am in meetings all week) and then it was whack-me-with-a-stick night. Tom hits with the mighty hammer of god, a new guy (Matt) was whacking me, and Alexei was smacking me pretty hard plus his lame was dead in spots and I couldn't duplicate the (lack of) touch when I tested. Of course, when I get hit hard it's usually a sign that I'm in a bad mood to begin with. Fenced Jessie1, Michelle,
Started with precise stop-cut actions to arm. Then from engagement, coach press, cut over. Developing from this, it became an action with movement, coach attacking, student making:
1. stop-cut to arm successful
2. stop-cut to arm parried, coach ripostes, parry and riposte.
3. stop-cut to arm parried, remise to arm. Done with a light hand.
4. stop-cut to arm parried, arm held back, attack in preparation
It was a very nice lesson