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As promised, we will spend February discussing our travels to the four corners of the earth!  Before we get into specific trips, let’s set the stage as to what it takes to fly to an international tournament.  Our events typically happen on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.  That usually means we leave home on Wednesday –...
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Kelley and Courtney participated in a podcast with Swordsport to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Thanks to Donald Anthony and Rick Loutzenhiser at The Swordsport Podcast.  You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the title of this blog or at the link below!  We hope you enjoy it!    
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As you can probably imagine, the HurleyGurrls fly to many places every year! That is one of the perks of being an Olympic athlete. We have literally competed in gymnasiums and stadiums on every continent. Sometimes, traveling to these (often remote) places can be tricky, time consuming, interesting, and scary! One thing is for sure,...
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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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  The Hurleygurrls are busy welcoming-in 2018 and are taking the week off from our blog this week!  We will be back next Monday! Happy New Year to all of our fans! We appreciate you and your family and wish you the best and brightest New Year ever!! Brrrrr it’s Sooooo Cold! Even in South...
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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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