One of my biggest problems is patience. The temptation of the hit makes me fall into traps opponents set. I find myself chasing, too. I'm not setting things up the way I should.
This is all I'll be working on for the forseeable future.
I'm not waiting to see the mistake my opponents make. I'm thinking this stems from a lack of patience and incorrect distance. If I'm too close, I can't see the oppertunity.
My deep attacks are too low. Coming in with my arm down only
The foot has healed (heeled?) nicely. Two visits to the MD's office for stitch removal and now I'm taking it easy. A few lunges here-and-there to see how it feels. I should still be able to attend DVFC's Foil event next Saturday on 8 June. The Div II field looks pretty strong with Dave Chen who is also in the following Vet event.
A month or two ago, my job told me that I could move to the DC area or be laid-off in January. After talking with the Spouse, we decided not to move. So
There are some things more important than fencing. Yes, blasphemy.
I abandoned my mother to hospice care two years ago and went off to qualify in Anaheim for my first world team. She died about 2am after I returned on a late flight and thus I did not pay my last respects. My guilt appeasement at the time was that there was nothing I could do. She was in a late stage of dementia and wasn't aware. Plus, I'd already paid my fee, had non-refundable tickets, had a roommate, and
Using the carpenter bees around the shed for epee target practice (I actually hit a few!)
I didn't have any particular technichal action I wanted to work on Thursday.
I really just wanted to enjoy epee.
I did work on movement, distance. Teasing.
Fenced 9, won some, lost some.
Noteable bouts: Eric L: Eric bought a french grip weapon and was trying it out. I lost the first 5, unable to get his new distance. I adjusted my tactics, using simple beat-attack and won the next 2. (I explained to him after that that's a risk of the french
Updated 05-25-2014 at 08:58 AM by jeremyb215