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  1. First time fencing electric and other stuff

    by , 12-26-2011 at 02:44 PM
    Last Thursday's class ended with Eugene and I fencing electric. I enjoyed it so much, I immediately went to Ahren to order a competition kit. It was my first time fencing with a pistol grip, and it will take a bit of getting used to, but I think I'm going to prefer it.

    My Wednesday night workouts have transformed into Wednesday night open bout. There are now 4 of us interemediate fencers showing up, fencing against eachother and whoever else doesn't mind fencing dry (until my new ...
  2. End of the year at the Y

    by , 12-24-2011 at 08:25 AM
    Last night was the end of the year at the Y for fencing. Since it was the friday before Christmas, we held our end-of-session competition last week. That left this week to try and do something. Most of the Fencing students are moving up: Fencing I -> Fencing II and Fencing II -> Fencing III. Kinda made a formal lesson moot, plus it's just before Christmas!

    Instead, we held it as an Open session on our three strips. The winners from the two groups (I and II) were allowed to make the ...
  3. Clutch, Choke, Caffeine, and OCD

    by , 12-22-2011 at 11:43 PM
    Today's work task was another ah-ha! fencing-related moment.

    I was hard pressed for time and... well, it really doesn't matter for the purpose of this post. Suffice to say, I had a stressful situation.

    In the course of working the problem, I found that I became more and more focused, determined, and... damn it! TUNNEL-VISIONED.

    Thinking back to the 2 books "Clutch" and "Choke", I realized that I was making the job even more difficult and that this ...
  4. Enjoying drill

    by , 12-21-2011 at 11:50 PM
    It was busy at the club tonight, at least with sabre fencers. Jessi1, Meredith, Dick, Bridget, Ella, and qatet were there. I fenced Bridget, who was moving well, and then did half an hour of footwork. Meredith bugged out before I could fence her.

    I fenced Ella and qatet. I have been working on the initial gaining step, and feel comfortable enough with it that in my bout with qatet I started varying my start, using the gaining step when I wanted. She is getting the sabre tempo ...

    Updated 12-21-2011 at 11:56 PM by Peach

  5. Made it to the health club

    by , 12-20-2011 at 05:47 PM
    It's been a couple of months since I did my weight routine. As usual when I come back, I deliberately went lighter, but I felt as if I could have lifted my normal weights. However, I could feel the ache with the right arm and wrist. I am having routine tingling in the heel of my hand, especially if I press on the part of my wrist where the penetration occurred, and I still don't have sensation in the one spot at the base of my thumb.

    I also did a half an hour on the treadmill. ...

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