170305 Systems and Systems

The modern fencer faces a very complex tactical environment.  It is not enough to know blade technique and footwork – risk assessment, statistical influence of hits in the bout and the pool, timing control, distance control, retention of the initiative, energy and hydration management, management of the fencer’s psychological state,…

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170129 Preparation

The term “preparation” has many meanings.  Yes, today you got up, cleaned up, had breakfast, put your clothes on, and came to open fencing.  The getting up, cleaning up, eating, etc. was all preparation.  Not what this post is about.  You warmed-up, a nice, quick 10 minutes of light work…

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