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  1. Bouts 11/21 - Distance, relaxation, movement

    by , 11-23-2013 at 08:40 AM
    That about sums it up really.

    Fenced 8 bouts, with some rest in between. I'm back at the distance drawing board. Still too close. Dridge has said to me more than once, if you're not sure how you got hit, you need more distance. There were many touches like that on Thursday.
    Noteable bouts: Joe Cohen: I got a sweet hit to the chest on him simply by acceleration. This is something I've been meaning to experament with for a while. Need to do some more work with the idea. ...
  2. Dot to Dot

    by , 11-22-2013 at 05:14 PM
    Thursday sabre class, six of us. Always nice to have an even number for drill.

    Footwork and conditioning. A few delayed advance exercises. Lots of drumming. Suicides, then suicide races. The competitive element helped because my legs were on fire after the first set. My form fell apart in the final segment. It seems doing these on my own has paid off. It’s a keeper. Two or three months ago, I struggled to finish one.

    Drill. Beat attacks. Tap tap to the mask. Still ...

    Updated 12-02-2013 at 10:21 AM by abouttothunder

  3. My Fencing Bag is not a T.A.R.D.I.S.

    by , 11-22-2013 at 02:55 PM
    There's an old saying about "Cheap, fast, and good. Pick 2." I have a similar problem with food. Due to the nature of my work, I am often in places where I cannot buy food or have access to refrigerator, water, microwave, etc. I'm also often working while trying to eat. I also have a somewhat restricted diet for health reasons and most of the foods i would prefer fall into that black hole of "no restaurants in the area" and/or "does not travel well without the risk of food poisoning". Packing ...
  4. Payoff

    by , 11-21-2013 at 11:24 PM
    Wednesday foil class, 10 of us (four advanced, three intermediates, two beginners, and one returning fencer).

    Drill. Warmed up Push Pull and Push Push Pull with attack in prep. Then Double Advance Lunge Game. I got hit a lot until the very end when I started to time the end of my opponent’s attack, which was risky because I was gambling on knowing not just when it would end but where. Because of my injury, I was not pushing the change of direction. The only rule for the defender ...

    Updated 12-05-2013 at 11:50 AM by abouttothunder

    Foil , Lessons , Foil Lessons
  5. In the local paper - woot

    by , 11-21-2013 at 04:22 PM

    I'm not pictured because I'm taking the picture.

    Update: Re-read the article. Mark may have said some incorrect stuff in there.

    Updated 11-21-2013 at 06:53 PM by jkormann


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