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  1. Hello Again, Wall

    by , 11-19-2013 at 11:36 PM
    Monday foil class, seven of us (three advanced, one intermediate, three beginners).

    Warmups were a dastardly version of dodge-beanbag which included following distance. I learned that it is really hard to dodge sideways while going backwards. Therefore I should try to stay balanced. Sigh. Yes, I did test to make sure the floor was where it was supposed to be. It was. Also? Changing direction and making my opponent go backwards and then throwing the beanbag was an awesome ...

    Updated 12-05-2013 at 12:04 PM by abouttothunder

    Foil , Lessons , Foil Lessons
  2. Finally think I'm back

    by , 11-19-2013 at 09:32 PM
    Having blown off going to the club last week after going once the week before, I was in the position of having done two tournaments and gone to one practice in about six weeks. But I got my report card comments in at 5:00 pm and, despite having been so overstressed by the process that I called two kids by the wrong names today, felt that perhaps I could face fencing for real now.

    Class was good - abouttothunder, Franz, Mike, Nick and me - and Phil is continuing with some good stuff. ...

    Updated 11-19-2013 at 09:57 PM by Peach

  3. Check In Times for Dallas

    by , 11-18-2013 at 04:08 PM

    I'm not fond of afternoon fencing so I'm actually relieved at the one that matters is NOT the same time in the day as the Vet Combined -- 1430-1530. Look for me to either doze off or have a melt down if I don't get this blood sugar thing under control by then.

    OTOH, someone apparently decided that us eldest vets were the ones that should rise and shine to check in 0700-0800.

    Updated 11-18-2013 at 07:04 PM by lindajdunn

  4. Wax On, Wax Off

    by , 11-18-2013 at 03:52 PM
    Two weeks ago was hell week. Pulled an all-nighter, stayed up late a bunch, and managed to get everything done...except fencing. So no practice at DCFC and no blog post.

    Naturally, when I made it back, everything was all screwy. I went crazy with freedom - volleyball Monday, practice Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday. By the time I made it to DCFC, I was wiped. Ilya decided that would be an excellent time to have a fleching lesson. I managed to get through it, but I was huffing and ...

    Updated 11-19-2013 at 01:16 PM by sdubinsky (forgot the lesson part)

    Tags: dcfc, fleche, ilya, lessons
  5. Notes 17 Nov 2013

    by , 11-17-2013 at 09:03 PM
    Home front, both kids are sick. Iím hanging on.

    I missed Y Adult class on Tuesday because I just wasnít feeling well. I also missed WCU Fencing on Thursday because spouse had a conflicting appointment. The original appointment was moved so I could make it to the MDFC last Saturday. WCU Fencing is closing this Wednesday for Thanksgiving, and then right after that are finals. The next practice will be in late January when classes start-up.

    At Fencing I, there were six ...

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