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  1. Discretion versus valor

    by , 02-04-2014 at 05:04 PM
    Oh, all right. I'm not going to fencing if my foot is bad. I'll go to the gym and do my weights workout instead.

    Bah. I hate being sensible.
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  2. More joys of an aging athlete

    by , 02-03-2014 at 11:26 PM
    I made it to the doctor today. I had taken a risk making an appointment on a teaching day, and when snow was forecast I figured I'd have to cancel the appointment, but instead school was cancelled. It took me over an hour to get to the doctor, a trip that normally takes me half an hour, and once I got there I hung out in the examination room for a good while because although I was on time, everyone else had showed up late.

    It was about what I expected in some ways.

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  3. Don't get too close to anyone - they'll only hurt you

    by , 02-03-2014 at 03:35 PM
    Or, you know, keep a good distance.

    I got yelled at in lesson for straightening my legs too much, which I knew but I can't seem to fix for myself. Things went much more smoothly when I did. We worked some more on fleches, which I also needed practice with.

    Pulled a couple of nice distance parries on Joe D, which was fun. Remembered to keep my knees bent and I was moving much more smoothly, and even landed a few fleches.

    The other notable bout was against ...
    Tags: dcfc, fleche, lessons
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  4. Random thoughts from an Epeeist, cont.

    by , 02-03-2014 at 01:14 PM
    So over the past couple of practices, I have begun to do a pre-work out routine. To call it a traditional footwork class would be a misnomer. My goal is to improve my coordination and increase my agility and there-by develop better footwork, however it is primarily an aerobic type work out. I got the idea from my time at DC Fencers Club, where they do a 'footwork' class each Monday, but again it is not the traditional footwork drill kind of class. In my opionion, again more of an aerobic work ...
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  5. Almost skipped it, glad I didn't

    by , 01-31-2014 at 08:00 PM
    I didn't sleep much or very well Wednesday night, so I debated going to practice all day Thursday. I figured I'd go, fence a few bouts and make it an early night.
    Man plans, the gods laugh.

    Packed last night. All the available strips full and around 10 fencers on the bench.
    Fenced 8 bouts. After the first couple, I felt pretty good.
    This is the month I work on not over committing. Remembering I don't have to hit on every single offensive action I make. So ...

    Updated 01-31-2014 at 08:26 PM by jeremyb215

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