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  1. Spring Has Sprung

    by , 03-28-2014 at 10:37 AM
    Thursday sabre class, five.

    Conditioning was running/plyometrics and delayed advance exercises. Drill from the lines revisited the slide step with two retreats to set up another action. I havenít taken this one to bouting yet. I probably should.

    Bouting, fenced two. First was frustrating, and I should have done better. Arm was too extended too early, and I kept getting picked off. I partly blame the recent extension drills in foil, but it doesnít help that Iím trying ...
  2. Don't think, act! But also think

    by , 03-27-2014 at 03:14 PM
    Had a very confusing discussion with Ilya on the nature of preparations and decision points. The gist of what he was saying(I think) is that when I make a prep action, I need to have a fallback plan, such as take a double retreat. At the same time, I need to be aware of how my opponent is reacting to my prep. I can't just keep doing an action over and over again, I need to be more flexible in terms of what my responses are. I'm honestly still not sure what he meant. After talking it over with ...

    Updated 03-27-2014 at 03:30 PM by sdubinsky

    Tags: dcfc, ilya, lessons
  3. Level Three

    by , 03-27-2014 at 11:51 AM
    I was given a task the other night. Peach told me Iím too controlled on the strip, too tense. Iíve heard this before in the form of needing to take more risks. My sense of play in fencing has gone missing. Itís impossible to fence well when too tight to execute anything. The question was how to break it. On the jerk-jackass-asshole continuum, the last is level three. Level four has been flirted with but never named. I was told that Iím an asshole (agreed) and that I needed to be one while ...
    Foil , Lessons , Foil Lessons
  4. 3/25 bouts, lesson

    by , 03-26-2014 at 10:34 PM
    This game keeps getting more interesting. More complex.
    More fun.

    Last night I wanted more work on set up. Experaments to create situations in which I can use a specific action. I wasn't after the hit. I was after the hit I set up.

    Notebale bouts: Jim F: There was a problem with his reel, but I felt good about our bout anyway. If I scored a single or not (damn reel), it seemed I was able to draw out his attack and respond approprately.
    Graham W: Tried ...
  5. Foot foot foot

    by , 03-26-2014 at 04:59 PM
    Today I drove out to see my podiatrist, whom I haven't seen in seven years because I take really good care of my feet and never wear high heels. I only see him with my sports-related injuries. He's a good-looking guy, who played football in college, and he keeps himself fit at 45, but he showed me the scar where he had to have a repair done to his biceps tendon. Actually, he tore and re-tore the tendons in both arms, because he was still lifting the way he did in his twenties. He's converting ...

    Updated 03-27-2014 at 08:59 AM by Peach


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