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  1. Sign of progress

    by , 06-13-2014 at 01:05 PM
    I don't quite remember how long I've been working out on the balance board. It's automatic now, and I am very comfortable using it. That seems improbable, considering how old I was when I started working on it, and how very difficult it was for how long. I really don't pay much attention any more when I work on it, and often chat with abouttothunder while we're doing it at the same time. I frequently lose my rhythm or balance slightly and have to tap the end of the board down to the ground and ...
  2. Recovery

    by , 06-10-2014 at 10:40 PM
    Sunday I was signed up for the Amazon Women's Open and right before I was about to drive down, I accepted that I was coughing, lethargic, and disinclined to do anything and withdrew. It was a shame - it has always been a nice event, and there were a lot of good people signed up - but I have been coughing and coughing since I had that virus week before last. Everything always goes straight to my bronchia, no matter how mild the ailment is, and for a couple of weeks afterwards people are sure I ...
  3. Notes 2014-06-08 : Div 2 and Vet - Finishing poorly

    by , 06-09-2014 at 05:53 PM
    Sunday, went to the DVFC Div 2 and Vet event. It is always great to meet new people and catch-up with people I’ve really gotten to know.

    There was a major panic attack while unpacking at the club. I usually pack three weapons. Digging in the bag, I found my #1, then #3 foils. No #2 foil in there. Unpack everything and still don’t see it. I left it at home… While wagging a finger at #1 and #3, I firmly tell them to not break.

    I was in a pool of seven and glad to see ...
  4. Notes 4 June 2014 – Larry Tournament and Prep for DV

    by , 06-04-2014 at 09:11 PM
    Larry’s Tournament, the First Regina Luminis, went fairly well. Mary ran registration while I set-up three strips with a fencing-parent. We turned away three because issues around their USFA membership (complicated), leaving 14 fencers. Larry’s plan was to walk around, coach and work the parents while three Refs did their work. One of the Refs had another commitment with her Orchestra group and couldn’t make it, which meant Larry got to ref.

    Pools went fairly quickly, under an hour. ...
  5. Fencing for the blind

    by , 06-02-2014 at 04:44 PM (Innovation and Inventions in Fencing (new book))
    Quote Originally Posted by GrimRiposter View Post
    Greetings, everyone!

    I wanted to post this out here and see what experiences others may have had similar to mine. Current, I am training a woman who is blind in epee. Thing have been going quite well. We have eliminated footwork for the time being and are doing all exercises and bouts from extension distance and (mostly) with engagement, although we are starting to work more and more with changes of engagement. I'm not sure if or when we will add footwork back in. The biggest

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