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  1. Bout Committee

    by , 01-13-2014 at 12:10 AM
    Well that was some tournament: Marshal says it “blew up” from about 30 preregistrations to 49 in less than a week. And then two refs had to scratch, so they had a helluva scramble to have enough refs and organize the event. I stepped in to do the Bout Committee scutwork so Marshal and Helen could ref and make the important decisions.

    Fortunately, the preliminary events (youth and women) finished on time so we didn’t have to make any adjustments for open competitors who were still ...
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  2. My First Open

    by , 01-12-2014 at 11:56 AM
    Saturday myself and 2 of my fencing buddies traveled out to San Berdoo for their 3W Open. My first Open actually.

    Saturday bright and early we leave OC, myself and my friend I'll call Shaggy (because he kind of looks like Shaggy from Scooby Doo) are car pooling. My buddy I'll call Gimp, a name he gave himself because he's constantly injured, drove separately. and good thing too because neither of our cars really holds 3 adult-sized people, let alone 3 people with 3 sets of gear. ...

    Updated 01-12-2014 at 12:26 PM by Privateer

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  3. "Structural Scoliosis?" and a Problem with Women

    by , 01-11-2014 at 03:47 PM
    My new health insurance is awesome. PT visits on the zero dollar + PT tools to take home gratis. I love health insurance. Only bummer is that dental isn't covered.

    I've had prominent muscle asymmetry in my back for years now. Isolate back exercises are few and far between; the only way to really balance it out would be the fence left-handed. While from a PT standpoint, it would work, but mostly counterproductive for fencing.

    My first meeting with the PT doctor said ...
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  4. 1/9/2014 bouts

    by , 01-11-2014 at 09:16 AM
    Not a lot to say really...
    Prepared for Sunday's tournament at BCAF-W.
    Frustrated with opposition-4. I thought I could not get the timing right. I spoke to the Maestro about it, who replied, "It's not a timing problem, but distance."
    So much of this sport is just that.

    Noteable bouts: Alex K: Our 3 5s all went to 4-4. Lots of doubles for the 5th too. Fun times.
    Marie: Once I adjusted my distance, I was able to score 1 or 2 opposition-4 hits.
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  5. Hey, I can't complain - Oh, wait. Yes I can.

    by , 01-10-2014 at 07:00 PM
    I haven't been posting much, because things have been busy and my mind has been other things. I was on winter break from school, which you'd think would be a time for me to relax, but instead it's usually the only time I have both the inclination and the time to tackle things like going through some of the things in the basement (my mother's things, my daughter's things, plus our own stored stuff) and wading through the clothes in my closets. Except for outings to the gym to lift and do aerobic, ...
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