On Friday, September 26, 2008, the Mary Washington fencers did in fact continue work on their parries, this time using each other for both point control and practice with ripostes. Today, your humble scrivener arrived late to practice, and also … Continue reading
After a review of Parry 4, fencers learned and refined Parry 6. Amidst much confused sword waving, elbow bending, wrist turning, and point fixing, the general consensus was that the techno music during warm ups and footwork drills is a … Continue reading
The evening of Sunday, September 21, 2008, new Mary Washington Fencers learned their first parry. Of course, this only followed the mass confusion that is learning the ways of mask sizes, jacket sizes, and locating that second breast protector for … Continue reading
The practices of Tuesday, September 16 and Friday, September 19 both consisted of refining all of our fencers’ point control. From basic point rushing prevention to relaxing one’s arms and shoulders to hit an opponent’s fingertip in epee, all began … Continue reading
Who could resist such a title? It’s certainly appropriate, seeing as today we introduced new fencers to the sword, teaching them how to hold it properly in all its fine nuances, and how to properly execute an attack while maintaining … Continue reading
Drop all you have and prepare yourselves for Footwork Fridays! Anyways, that’s probably what the fencers felt like at practice today. After an extra long and hard session of opening footwork, there were more footwork drills including the advance-lunge game … Continue reading
Our year thus far has been as the waters in a storm. The Carnival of Clubs sprung upon us a week earlier than it has in years past, and then rain drove us indoors, lost amidst a sea of rugby … Continue reading
Clearly you have arrived at the Mary Washington Fencing Club’s blog page. Sometime soon, you will find here information on the club, its miscreants, shenanigans, Viking Raids, epic duals, llamas, most wielded weapons, and cookies.