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  1. Definitely not bilingual

    by , 12-31-2013 at 12:39 AM
    Several other members have already shared notes about the Chinese Food and Movies tournament at Liberty. We were there too, and since this was decidedly in the just-for-fun category, I fenced in it. Further, since the last time I fenced, I was having more success with timing than with bladework (no surprise there), I thought maybe I'd be bett^H^H^H^H less bad at epee than at saber. Plus my son has an old epee he got from his aunt, so we both entered for both weapons.

    We fenced ...
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  2. FAP Winter camp 2013 and Gyrokinetics

    by , 12-30-2013 at 08:20 PM
    Showed up for only one of the four FAP Winter training camp days. Due to other obligations, it was all I could manage.
    Gyrokinetics is a new (to me anyway) way to warm up and stretch the body. A lot of back twisting and abdominal work. The instructor was quite good, but I could not make this old body bend in those pecular ways required for a lot of the poses. Some of the streches though, I'll incorporate into my warmup. Well and good.

    We all sat and watched a few epee bouts ...
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  3. Socks, Socks and Socks

    by , 12-26-2013 at 07:49 PM
    Now that my knees are 99% I have pretty much gotten back to my normal routines its been a long road I plan to start doing P90x as I can jump do all that other craziness now. I have even started running at lunch time again. I started running in my fencing socks because it was really cold one day and wanted some wind and cold protection on my lower legs. Low and behold I found that running in them offered support to my knees very much like compression sleeves. I thought this is great I will use them ...
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  4. Back story

    by , 12-25-2013 at 11:43 PM
    Well seeing as how several adult fencers from the Philadelphia area are here, Iím gonna join up and share a little different perspective. Mainly Iím a fencing parent: Sabers, who is 15, has been fencing a little more than two years, and does OK but not great. But Iíve been involved in youth (and adult) sports for 25 years as a hockey referee, and as a college hockey player before that. I also had a short and successful stint as a youth soccer coach. Plus my daughter (12) is a competitive figure ...
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  5. Notes 24 Dec 2013 - Great Expectations

    by , 12-25-2013 at 11:40 AM
    Results at http://askfred.net/Results/results.p...id=24288#97325

    I looked forward to this event. Not only because it would complete the 2013 goal to average one event a month, but because Liberty usually puts on a good Tournament. The last foil event I went to was back in August at the Keystone games and I had my tail completely trashed. Before that, it was at the Panther's foil in the spring is when I injured my index finger. The foil pistol grips aggravates the index ...
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