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Through the tears in my eyes   8 comments

You are all wrong when you say there is no crying in fencing! It’s tough. There is crying and hard work and disappointment and heartache and frustration and confusion and anger and a myriad of other emotions that come with learning something challenging, competitive, and without a single “right” path. (I say this with a […]

Posted July 11, 2014 by Letia in Musings

Convergent Evolution in Fencing Styles   4 comments

Convergent evolution: n, the appearance of apparently similar structures in organisms of different lines of descent. Essentially reaching the same solution derived from two different starting points. The advantages created by flight lead bats, birds, and butterflies to create wings.Visually the wings appear similar: large, thin shapes to help the creature fly, but structurally they […]

Posted August 4, 2013 by Letia in Italian Rapier

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Bowling with Fabris   1 comment

So what do Fabris and a Bowling ball have in common? So think back to physics class… yes for some of us that is further away than others: If you had a really cool physics teacher you might have gotten to do some neat things like shoot off potato cannons on the football field and […]

Posted February 15, 2012 by Letia in Musings

It’s Like Soup   Leave a comment

Today Rory and I discussed Fabris’s Extended fourth guard and discovered that…. Fabris’s Extended Fourth Guard is like chicken soup with a side of cheese toast! No really it is, and I don’t even eat chicken soup…. Fabris’s extended fourth guard is when you have the blade in fourth (suppinated/palm up grip), the arm fully […]

Posted January 22, 2012 by Letia in Musings

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