Weapon #2's tip issue was fixed last night, so I got to fence with all 4 of my epees. I like to switch weapons every couple of bouts. Each one is slightly different than the others and I think it's a good idea to be comfortable using them all. Although I'll usually stick with a single weapon when I'm competing.
I fenced 8 last night. Worked on opposition, distance and patience. The right distance in conbination with patience is a key. Being far enough away to recognize the opponent's
Updated 11-07-2013 at 08:11 AM by jeremyb215
Tuesday sabre class, six of us.
Despite having annoyed the temperamental hip flexor last week, it has been reasonably cooperative. I'm not walking like I'm crippled most of the time, and running mostly feels good. Only a few particular things hurt. Downside is they aren't all that predictable, and I keep finding them the hard way.
Phil brought back some new exercises from a clinic. Nothing seemed dramatically new. Instead it was like logical variations of the familiar
Updated 11-06-2013 at 06:31 PM by abouttothunder (Add tournament result.)
Because I don't want to be the best fencer who didn't eat breakfast, or the best fencer who couldn't sleep the night before. I want to be the best fencer, and that requires attention to detail.
One thing I've found is that I come home from tournaments eager to get back to work, and I got a great night of it.
Monday foil class, ultimately 10 (wow!), four advanced, two intermediates, and four new beginners (I think - it's hard to count people while they're moving).
Class split after stretches, and we continued with warming up footwork related to attack in prep. Parry with the back foot of the advance. Half advance with threat, retreat with parry riposte. These
Updated 12-05-2013 at 01:08 PM by abouttothunder
I hauled my stuff to practice tonight. It was good to be back. Abouttothunder, Bridget, Nathaniel, Nick, and Franz were there, and Phil had just come back from the Guth/Ochocki/Gunter clinic with some very good stuff in his notes. He had us doing some nice footwork patterns in class, and a couple of useful pair drills. Everything really clicked for me. He said it was a very good clinic and he got a lot out of it.
I bouted with abouttothunder, Will, Nick, Bridget, and Franz, and