Enjoying your training – Part 2

Last week I looked at the benefit of being happy when you’re training or as one commenter expressed it: “Always train with a feeling of pleasurable exhilaration.” Now lets take a look at a few reasons that get in the way of people enjoying their training:   Disconnect from Training or Training Environment I figured…

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The Chicken Head!!

Take a look at this video.Now take a few moments to get over how bizarre it is… … … … All right, let’s move on. As bizarre as it is, the chicken demonstrates an important principle: we can move parts of our body while leaving other parts stationary. The implications of this are pretty big…

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Welcome back!

You’ve taken a break from class for a little while. There’s a few things you can expect. One, you may find that things get easier. A little break every now and then can relax your fencing muscles.   But, if you’ve taken an extended break from classes you may find your perceived abilities are not…

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Doing things wrong

A sometimes-heard phrase around the Academie is “doing things wrong will help you figure out when something’s right.”   This is an often-understood but rarely appreciated concept. Truly understanding when things are most-definitely wrong will  provide a deep understanding about when things are right.   Think of all the things that you’re doing right. Now…

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Connect the dots

Today’s topic: where to make adjustments. This is one of my big secrets; you’re in for a treat.   One of the novice fencer’s greatest challenges is getting used to the posture. Toes and knees tend to point every which way other than the way they’re supposed to face. I chalk this up to the…

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