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  1. How far? Just far enough.

    by , 03-22-2012 at 04:23 PM
    The new kid was ready, so I tested him on the parts of the weapon. He didn't get them right, so I made him go through it several times and then told him to do ten push-ups for getting it wrong and gave him a weapon. He's pretty coordinated so I think I can get him up to speed.

    I gave the boys a quick lecture on distance, emphasizing that in order to hit with your attack, you have to be close enough to hit. I gave them a quick line lesson with push-pull, so that they would hit when ...
  2. here's your whites, here's your mask, here's your glove, this is how you hold it

    by , 03-21-2012 at 09:39 PM
    Back two days and I'm a week behind . . . my fencing curriculum suffers from last-minute-itis as it is, but having a 45-minute window 5 days a week tends to bring out the worst in me. Today I got a new fencer - a sixth grader who plays baseball outside school and decided that playing sixth grade baseball too was overkill. He's a lanky laconic kid, who gives the impression that he's too cool for everything but who in fact is sensitive and a little insecure. However, he's very coordinated and he ...

    Updated 03-21-2012 at 10:18 PM by Peach

  3. Vet combined so far

    by , 03-19-2012 at 02:28 PM
    Seeded third behind O'Leary and Eyre. Pool of five: Wilson, Lince, Hine, DeRose. Lost to DeRose 5-5. Hate fencing. More later.

    Bye into 16, fenced DeRose, fenced Hine, fenced Eyre, lost 8-10 to finish 3rd. Everything I planned to work on, I did. Small first step, stay upright, don't turn around, use most of strip. Feel okay. Don't hate fencing.

    Updated 03-19-2012 at 07:04 PM by Peach

  4. Quick Cincinnati update

    by , 03-18-2012 at 07:36 PM
    2 pools of five, bleah. Mine was Aher, Dunn, Mannino, Hiatt. Dunn was fencing well and I only beat her 5-4. Indicators +12 put me second to Offerle, because she allowed only six touches against versus my 8.

    Bye into eight, fenced Aher, Hurst, Dunn. Gold was down 4-5 at the break, didn't allow another touch against me for the rest of the bout.

    Notes: Jen Oldham's advice about gaining step off the on guard line was golden. Keep early step small, though, if I'm planning ...
  5. Double-advance lunge game

    by , 03-15-2012 at 03:58 PM
    My captain was having asthma problems, so I recruited him to run warm up and stretching, We played a double-advance lunge chase game, with defender advancing in and retreating out, and attacker deciding when to go. After a bit of that, i added in half-advance. We finished up with 3-15, and they have started to figure out how to play, thank heavens. My "best death" guy was in sports study hall AGAIN.

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