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  1. Notes 05 Feb 2014 - Hope for Spring

    by , 02-06-2014 at 07:28 PM
    Sunday at Club was fun. My turn to go into the side room and handle any students that were either too rowdy or did not want to play with others. Directed and coached Foil, Epee and Saber. Plus some kids who were just hanging out. Most of the kids are happy to learn when lessons are given. Explained to both Foil and Epee that where the tip goes, the rest of the blade follows. That worked for explaining some basics of envelopment and how a 1-2 disengage is successful. Saber lessons are usually not ...
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  2. Do not throw away that old laptop it can fix your foil!

    by , 02-06-2014 at 09:58 AM
    So I was rewiring a blade last night and yes I did loose a grub strew actually I lost three and found two so a net loss of 1. When I was putting the socket on I realized that I did not have a screw to attach the wire to the socket, apparently I have two sockets without screws and at midnight I was not running out to the hardware store to try and find the screw size and it seemed rather stupid to buy a new socket just because the screw was missing. So I looked around to see what loose screws(LOL) ...
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  3. Discretion versus valor

    by , 02-04-2014 at 04:04 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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  4. More joys of an aging athlete

    by , 02-03-2014 at 10:26 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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  5. Random thoughts from an Epeeist, cont.

    by , 02-03-2014 at 12:14 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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