Keeping focussed can do wonders for your fencing, here's how I try to manage it...
Teaching isn't just going to benefit the student. I look at what you might learn as you pass on your skills.
After a major event like the Féile na Gaiscígh I seem to be experiencing an energetic lull. The next event I am involved is in a couple of weeks so it's back to training as normal. To keep pace with my less than hectic HEMA schedule this will be a less than hectic post. As I … Continue reading Thoughts on ‘style’ and how to get the most out of it.
A look at the competitions from last weekend's event.
A overview of the excellent Féile na Gaiscígh 2017; held in Dublin last weekend.
Personal frustrations with a scoring systems meant poorer performance than I would have liked.
A round up of the last week and a quick look at mental preparation for competition.
Just before the Blademasters Cup a couple of weeks ago I started making a new Pell to train with. The pell is basically an upright pole that I can step around and make strikes against. I particularly wanted to train quick sequences of strikes as some of my opponents have managed get success with such … Continue reading My new training Partner
This weekend was the first leg of the IHFL 2017 season, held in Cork by the Blademasters. There were three pools of six fighters, meaning five bouts each and then a single elimination round for the eight highest scorers across all the pools. This meant that win/loss within your own pool didn't matter but the … Continue reading Blademasters’ Cup 2017: A review