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Jujitsu Suffragette Interview

Posted on by David McCormick

The evening world., August 17, 1921, Wall Street Final Edition, Page 3. New York, N.Y. Using Jiu Jitsu on Time and Mashers, Mrs. De Hart Tells How to Master Pests In Three-Minute Hot Weather Interview Woman Who Has Laid Low 40 or 50 So-Called "Men" Proves She Is as Clever and Forceful in Speech as She Is in Using Her…

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Article in the Vancouver’s Westender Newspaper

Posted on by devonboorman

If you pickup this week's Westender Newspaper you'll see a great article by Gen Handley about Academie Duello.  Gen checked out a class a few weeks ago and it looks like he had a great time. It's a good article and tells a little about the origins of Duello. You can also check it out online. Happy New Year everyone!…

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Boxing Day!

Posted on by David McCormick

Every day is boxing day for me. It’s just coincidence that in Canada we also celebrate the day after Christmas by the same name. Is it Boxercize? If you’re not taking some punches, hardening your abs for impact, and feeling your fist contacting an opponent (or a heavy bag to simulate one), then you’re doing boxercise, not pugilism. One of…

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Bringing a 500 year old wrestling system back to life

Posted on by devonboorman

A few weeks ago I was in Eugene, Oregon teaching a seminar at the Northwest Fencing Academy. The day after the seminar I got together with school director Sean Hayes and his senior student Mark Kruger to work with them a bit on an historical intepretation project of a 1537 wrestling manual written by a German named Fabian von Auerswald.…

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Cracked.com perhaps not the best authority on historical swordplay

Posted on by devonboorman

Cracked.com this week has thrown up an article entitled: The 5 Weapon Myths you Probably Believe Thanks to the Movies.  Myth #4 is that the sword's edge was used to parry incoming blows. In the most masterful of internet-based research, the writer has cited a misguided article by John Clements and two -- as far as I can tell randomy…

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A model way of practicing

Posted on by clintfernandes

I'm blogging at your from beyond the internet....... oooOOOoooOOOooo!  heh heh.  Today I was going to write about the differences inherent in each of us (I thought I wrote about this but I couldn't find it).  Take a look at this article. It's wisdom though needs to be somewhat massaged for fencing. Basically the message is: your expression of the…

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Is Goal Setting De-Motivating?

Posted on by devonboorman

Our very own Rosie Jones came across an interesting article from a website called the the99percent (unrelated to occupy wall street) that contrasted the idea of focusing on goals vs focusing on experience or process. The findings suggest that focusing on the process or the feeling in the experience (ex. enjoying a good workout) was more successful at maintaining longterm…

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Plateaux in training

Posted on by devonboorman

An excellent post from David Packer Pn1, on when we reach flat-levels in our training and how important they are in our mastery of things.  Here's the link.   I can attest to how true it's been for me. Enjoy!  

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@VancouverSun covers Academie Duello’s Fitness Programs

Posted on by devonboorman

Vancouver Sun columnist Tom Hill wrote an article about Academie Duello's fitness programs that appeared on their website yesterday (Thursday). It gives a good summary of some of the health benefits you can reap through swordplay and captures the excitement of the art. Check it out on their website here!  If you're interested in getting started with a fitness program…

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Deliberate Practice

Posted on by devonboorman

Check out this article from Time. It's a pretty short read. Think on its meaning and how it can best aide your practice. Thanks to Heather for sharing it.

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