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  1. Notes 1 Dec 2013 - What the blind man sees

    by , 12-02-2013 at 06:29 PM
    Friday night week five, reviewed disengage with the F-1 class. Walked the students through Head-Shoulders-Waist-Toes drills. Then they stood around in a circle around me. I slowly circled around and the student needed to disengage then hit me. My tempo increased. If I hit their blade, they needed to take two steps back. When I passed their spot, they could take a step forward until they were back in the drill. After getting very dizzy, they paired up and walked them through attacking using the disengage. ...

    Updated 12-02-2013 at 06:37 PM by jkormann (Update of week.)

  2. December NAC Veteran Warmup at Baltimore Fencing Center

    by , 12-01-2013 at 08:49 PM
    Miscalculated when I needed to leave, which would have been okay if the traffic had not been bad. It was so stop and go that I was able to email the organizers to let them know. Made it fifteen minutes after the scheduled close of check-in, but they hadnít closed any of the events yet, and I wasnít the last one they were waiting for. The afternoon turned out to be worth the driving and the stress.

    Two points in each of my first pool bouts, all against rated fencers, a D and two Eís. ...
    Foil , Competition
  3. Out and About

    by , 11-30-2013 at 11:15 PM
    At the tournament last week, I was invited up to Easton Fencing Club for bouting, and since my club is closed for Thanksgiving break, I was free to go. The drive wasnít bad at all, about an hour and a quarter.

    I fenced a bunch of different people, from youth to vet. All bouts but my last were to five. Foil went particularly well. I won all my bouts, but the three real successes had little to do with points. I adapted in the closest bout and came back to win. This is something pretty ...
    Sabre , Foil
  4. 11/26 bouts, lesson and clock management

    by , 11-27-2013 at 07:56 PM
    Goodish turnout last night despite the approaching holiday nonsense. Got congratulated a bunch for the E13.
    Fenced only 7 last night. Felt dehydrated and tired from the dayjob thing. Mostly worked on distance and parry-6 riposte.
    Notebable bouts: Nate and I fenced to 15. Traded the lead the entire bout, but I won with a circle6-riposte to his chest. Definately gaining confidence with that action.
    Sean: I took 2 5s off him with distance and patience. I like fencing him, ...
  5. Maybe Not Hopeless...

    by , 11-27-2013 at 08:38 AM
    Tuesday sabre class, seven. Great turnout for a rainy, nasty day in a holiday week.

    Footwork. Delayed advance, following distance, and change of direction exercises with running to the en garde line followed by footwork variations.

    Drill. Beat attacks. Pull distance and parry riposte. Pull distance and attack.

    Line drills. Deal with an opponents who likes to counter attack, parry, and on the final variation, pull distance. These went a lot better than ...

    Updated 11-27-2013 at 11:21 AM by abouttothunder (ETA tournaments)


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