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As the lunch hour ends, the other fencers return to the club and everyone dresses-up and gets ready for a grueling 2 hours of bouting. Although coach Geva mixes things up a little from day-to-day, typically, this session includes some kind of round-robin pools with very large pools of 12-15 people. That is, each fencer...
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Most of you who know us, know that the HurleyGurrls are not exactly peppy morning people. Fortunately, the camp started at 10am, which we would have preferred to be at 11am; however, it is a compromise we can live with. After feeding our screaming (and apparently starving) 2 cats, our breakfast is thrown together quickly...
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Good News! We have made a major upgrade in our website. The Bad News, however, is that the website has been down for a week.  Not to worry, HurleyGurrls are back online and on schedule!  As promised, from time to time, we will post a series of blog posts that describe what a typical “day...
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Thank you to all of the youngsters (and parents) that came out to our first Youth Fencing Clinic held in conjunction with the Austin Challenge – Super Youth Circuit tournament last weekend. We had a blast with the kids and it looked like the kids (and parents) had a good time, too! In case you...
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So far, I have discussed the importance of athleticism, speed, and conditioning at an early age, the need to compete against similar age-group athletes which give young fencers a chance to win and all that this entails, and about the importance of lots of bouting in the environment in which you want to be successful....
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As I discussed last week, speed, athleticism, and conditioning were the focus of Kelley & Courtney’s fencing workouts. A nice homemade plywood fencing strip (built on top of pallets) provided a convenient way to get the workouts done with minimal fuss.  By the time Kelley was 14 and Courtney was 12, they had just about...
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Since our family has been a great source of our success, we asked our dad, Robert Hurley, to provide some insight into his thinking in terms of what makes a successful fencer.  As a point of reference, he also provides some historical context at various points in our career (i.e., as youth, junior, and senior...
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The Hurleygurrls were interviewed by Ash Brown of “Ash Said It™ Daily.” The interview is now available in a podcast. Click HERE to listen to the podcast. It is about 15 minutes long.
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In fencing, there are constantly problems you have to solve throughout your career. It is one of the reasons why fencing is an extremely interesting and tough sport. In my last blog entry (August 18), I talked about having trouble with priority. I am still working on solving this problem but I believe addressing another...
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We traveled to our alma mata, the University of Notre Dame this weekend to watch the Fighting Irish football team play Navy!    We wanted to involve our Fans in our adventure to South Bend so we decided to put on a contest just for our Fans!  Check out the video below and play by...
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