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  1. This will not go well

    by , 05-24-2014 at 10:21 AM
    I don't know why my access has been "forbidden" for a while but it does seem to work just fine from my iMac with Firefox. I'm required to have an old version of IE on the laptop that I use for testing some teleworking scenarios for work so apparently Fencing.net doesn't like something about the old version. That, or the other network that i'm using on that system has a firewall issue. Or something else. I don't really care enough to troubleshoot it since I can use this method.

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  2. Ways adults learn that teens can't

    by , 05-22-2014 at 10:58 PM
    Advantages adults have when learning to fence (first in a series...)

    • You can tell where your weight is being unevenly distributed by what hurts the next morning.
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  3. 5/20 bouts, lesson ~ long time gone

    by , 05-21-2014 at 08:38 PM
    Due to work and personal issues, I couldn't make it to the club. Clearly, I need to get my priorities straight.
    I was amazed at how much damage missing almost 2 weeks of practice will do. Point control, distance and timing were all "off" last night.

    I didn't set myself any particular goals last night. I was just happy to be back on the strip. Relieved really.
    Noteable bouts.... Ben W: Played with the distance. Thought about fencing him rather than trying to hit him. ...
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  4. Well the time has come

    by , 05-21-2014 at 10:23 AM
    I did my first full speed post surgical practice last night. I think it went pretty well. Probably fenced 6-8 15 touch bouts. Felt (feel) a bit sore, but that is kinda all over, like I haven't been fencing alot in the past couple of weeks. One of my teammates commented that is just looked like my timing and point control were off just a bit. which is what I expected. Seemed to be doing ok by the end of the night. Those of us in my club going to Nationals will start our 5 a week practices ...
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  5. Vet Foil Tournament

    by , 05-20-2014 at 03:10 PM
    Gryphon had a vet foil/epee/saber event Sunday. It was a small but fun event which included beer and brats for after (or during for some). Thirteen people showed up for foil, a bunch of new fencers I'd seen but never fenced, or never seen and never fenced. Kind of bummed we were short a few for a D1, but whatever, I had no pretense of placing highly.

    I've been fencing poorly for months. Always in a rush. Impatient. Leading with my chest. Open fencing after class has just been ...
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