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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170122 Building Compounds

The challenge any attacker faces is to create the conditions needed for the attack to succeed.  Simple attacks work if the opponent puts his blade in motion or if she lets you control the timing, distance, psychological factors, and initiative.  Otherwise you challenge is to either get the opponent to put …

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