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  1. DVFC Open Mixed Sabre

    by , 01-26-2014 at 03:11 PM
    Another frustrating week due to the snow. The club was closed Tuesday night, and I couldn't work out at the health club the next night because the snow was still too bad. I did make it in Thursday night, and managed to fence Mike, Nathaniel, and abouttothunder, but I still am not getting as much exercise as I would like.

    However, DVFC was hosting a mixed sabre today. I always try to go to events at my own club to show support and to lend my rating to the event, so though I lately ...

    Updated 01-26-2014 at 03:40 PM by Peach

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  2. Notes 2014 Jan 25

    by , 01-25-2014 at 02:35 PM
    A parent left a note saying they felt 25 students needed more than 3 coaches. Admittedly it can be chaotic because some of the students will start to walk around or free-fence, but we do have an eye on everyone and safety issues are usually dealt with by the kids before we need to say anything. They love to narc on each other.

    So we were asked to bring on another coach and see if Jane could return, that makes the available coaches: Myself, Larry, Mark, Jane and Ethan.
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  3. 1/24/2014 ~ Setting it up ~ Beat-Go

    by , 01-25-2014 at 12:12 PM
    Another one fencing night week, due to Tuesday's snowpocalypse. Only one full fencing week in the past month. I really need more than that.
    Returned to basics. Just distance really. Watching for openings, attempting to exploit them. Patience.

    Noteable bouts: Gabby: Always glad to see and fence her. Fenced to 10 for some reason, and I beat her by 1. Inconsistant distance though. Scored a hit with opposition-4 which pleased me very much.
    John M III: Another rare apperance ...
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  4. Growing the sport: look to figure skating

    by , 01-24-2014 at 06:28 PM
    The other athletes in the family are figure skaters, and I'm presently at the rink while one of them is practicing. The club and the USFSA make a point of leveraging the Olympics to bring new participants into the sport. For a large part of the population, figure skating only gets their attention in Olympic years.

    The club here is doing several Olympic-themed events, including a free public skate preceded by an exhibition by some of the local skaters. They're also amping up their ...
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  5. this is what is feels like..

    by , 01-24-2014 at 12:02 AM
    So due to the bad weather conditions I was the only one at club tonight. Which means I got an 1.5-2hr private lesson!!! My coach kicked my butt. She broke me down and built me up. Ripped a part of my game out and said here replace it with this piece you will be a better fencer. All I can remember is slow down, stop, do it like this, fix your back leg, explode of the back foot, change footwork, take the blade, balance, balance, arm then foot, arm then foot! If this is how the top level fencers train ...
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