1. M engages in 4. S executes belly cut under the bell. M engages in 3. S executes belly cut under the bell. Standing, w/ advance, w/retreat, w/distance game before engagement. Eventually a cut from M after the two belly cuts--S parry-ripostes.
2. Distance game. M threatens high outside w/advance. S parry prime-head cut (strike parry-riposte--like a pris de fer). If M deceives, S counter parry prime-head cut. M threatens low inside, S parry seconde,
Good weekend, some ups and some downs but a good weekend overall.
I warmed up pretty well and had some working blades for once so I was able to get my head into fencing mode really quickly. My pool was small, only 6 fencers.
1) My first match was a younger kid from my club who gives me some trouble in practice at times, this time I just kept it simple and beat him 5-1 easily.
2) Next up I had a romanian guy who is really weird to fence... he's small and skinny but pretty
Well, nearly a year later, here I am again. Nobody can accuse me of hypergraphia, eh?
We started the new term of fencing class last week with a good group of students, nearly all of whom are beginners. I'm rearranging the curriculum some this term as an experiment and I'm excited to see how it actually works out.
Last Tuesday was also the 29th anniversary of the first serious fencing class I took. I wasn't very good for quite a while, though I won a novice tournament
I have been reminded why I should never get smug about reaching a goal. Once I declared I's achieved a six-pack and desirwas going to take a picture, I packed on 5 pounds in a single day. No, I am not joking. No, it was not water weight. I think it was cookie dough weight.
[Everyone knows that cookie dough doesn't have any calories until they're baked into cookies. Right?]
Sigh... So I went to the gym tonight and put in 15 minutes on upper body weights and then 30 minutes