171112 Story-Telling

Everyone has a story to tell about something.  Sometimes, for an example in a job interview, the story you tell gets you to your objective.  Sometimes, for example recounting the details of your injury or illness accurately to the Emergency Room physician, your story may literally save your life.  And…

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171029 Making It Flow

Our previous posts on matrixing the straight thrust as an initial attack and as an attack after the preparation by the parry and the class work following them highlighted several key factors in success on the strip: (1)  You cannot think the way a referee thinks.  The referee’s task is…

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171022 Matrixing the Riposte

So far we have looked at the simple, direct attack – the straight thrust, point thrust, or cut – and at the footwork associated with it.  One of the various forms of straight thrust/cut that our efforts identified is the straight thrust prepared by a parry, commonly termed the parry-riposte. …

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