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  1. Sportsmanship

    by , 02-07-2007 at 07:31 PM
    The entire Middle School got on buses and went to a professional indoor soccer game for the day, so when I got back I was feeling as if I'd been hit by a truck. I cancelled fencing and we had a study hall in my classroom. I discussed awards, and it's pretty clear to everyone that Remi is going to get the coach's award. I discussed sportsmanship and had them vote on the sportsmanship award--there were a whole bunch of names on those cards, interestingly, and that's only right because they are ...
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  2. Better Watch Out!

    by , 02-06-2007 at 06:58 PM
    Apparently I'm on the SW Section Circuit points list. Be afraid.

    As a side note:: Will the section officers for the Southeast Section PLEASE get a section circuit going? Hell, I'll volunteer to maintain the points list. Obviously the only points that really mean anything are national points, but it's still kind of a cool nicety to have a Sectional Circuit.
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  3. Another cold day

    by , 02-06-2007 at 06:40 PM
    It's still brutally cold but I took them over anyway. I had them do advance-half advance-lunge and retreat half-retreat-lunge drills and then some blade drill, and finished up with a game of 3-15 before dismissing them all. They were a little lackadaisical today--I don't think they wanted to be out in the cold, and they have the feeling it's over now that we have finished the tournament. I really hate having to dismiss half the boys at 3:05 when we don't even get there until 2:40 or so.
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  4. Thinking about sabre

    by , 02-06-2007 at 04:51 AM (My training log)
    I posted this as a comment in Achilles Heal's journal, but thought I might want to be able to find it later, so....

    Preface all statements below with "Mark thinks:"

    The core of modern sabre is the attack. Your opponent has to believe that you are going to attack, every time, all the time. If they don't, you can't begin to do anything else.

    The second center is the tempo attack--starting the hand and foot just a fraction earlier than an opponent in a near simultaneous ...
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  5. lunge, lunge, advance-lunge

    by , 02-05-2007 at 11:40 PM
    Not too many people tonight. Lesson with Ahren was all about being relaxed and dealing while he did multiple actions holding two weapons. That was amusing. Jessie Milestone, Jessie2, Alissa, Nick, and Danielle (and Zev after I had unsuited). I fenced Jessie Milestone, Nick, and Alissa while they wore a large loose shirt over the lame to restrict the target. That was interesting.

    Lesson with Mark was partly about half-advance and half-retreat and partly about invitation parry-seconde ...
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