Monthly Archives: July 2010

Minor revolver progress

Cardio only today. Busy weekend planned. Finally received my “Howdy!” packet from the Single Action Shooting Society. This must have been sent by pony express. Looks like it been drug through hell ‘n’ tarnation ‘long the way. I nailed down … Continue reading

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Defence Against an Uncivilised Enemy

Received Hutton’s “The Swordsman.” Most of this is about plain old fencing. At T.W.’s suggestion, I purchased it for its appendix. The title of the appendix is The Grips and Closes: Defence Against an Uncivilised Enemy and I think it … Continue reading

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summer doldrums continue

Another not very productive day on the bartlife front. Got part of the way into the solo drill and then was stopped by circumstances beyond my control. On the positive side, there is an interesting discussion brewing with T.W. regarding … Continue reading

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Coming to the end of a somewhat unsatisfactory 72 hours. Monday was aerobics only, Tuesday I tried the solo drill (saber, stick, longsword, etc.) but cut it short when my right wrist started talking to me (I think I injured … Continue reading

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injury update

Went in for my first and almost certainly last physical therapy appointment for the hand. Nothing to make one feel like a puling milquetoast quite so much as going in with a very minor hand sprain and seeing gloomy, sidelined … Continue reading

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“utter horse-play”

In Hutton’s Cold Steel, pp. 89-90, there is a fascinating and, to the WMA geek, somewhat poignant description of a move called “Commanding.” The move itself is no big deal; Hutton describes it in a single (albeit very long) sentence. … Continue reading

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Did stupid aerobic workout and then hit the heavy bag a little. Boredom is an issue with hitting the heavy bag; need a video game down there too.

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Bwahaha as pre-geriatric martial art

Lots of practices being cancelled around now because of people being on vacation or exhausted. Gives me an opening to riff on what I see as the advantages of this sport for men of a certain age. At 50 I … Continue reading

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Very low-energy practice today as I was tired from yesterday’s SAMBO seminar and J.B. spent all day yesterday doing longsword demos at Camlann Medieval Faire and was getting ready to head back there immediately after practice. C.M. showed up looking … Continue reading

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Jiujitsu/SAMBO seminar

In the middle of a SAMBO workshop being taught by visiting Russian expert Igor Kurinnoy. Last night was an “informal technical Q & A” that turned out to consist of two solid hours of what seemed to me like pretty … Continue reading

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