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Training
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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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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About once-a-month (starting this month), we invite a guest blogger, who has been influential in the sport of fencing, to share their insight and perspective on our favorite sport of fencing.  This month, as the start of the fencing season is only a week away, we asked Andrey Geva, the U.S. National Coach for women’s...
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Have you ever had a problem that you can’t seem to think your way through?  I mean, something that seriously affects your success at work or school? In school, it might be that you just can’t seem to understand math and you need math to graduate or at work, perhaps your co-worker is the biggest drama...
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I have been competing at the international level since I was 15 years old. Now I am 29. When I was in the cadet and junior divisions, I was always at the top. Now that I am solely in the senior division, it feels as though my success has plateaued. For 14 years, my training...
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