Monthly Archives: September 2010

log entry

Contributed in a minor way to moving the jiujitsu dojo to new quarters. Took possession of a kurtka, that being the western equivalent of a judo gi. Did not do any actual working out, however, since the club is suspended … Continue reading

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A.T.’s saber book

The Polish saber book loaned to me by A.T. is Cięcia Prawdziwą Szablą by Wojciech Zabłocki, published in Warsaw in 1989. It has an ISBN number of 83-217-2601-1. At first I had assumed that it was an old nineteenth-century manual, … Continue reading

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Back into action

Back at home, returning to action in between bouts of jet lag. Neck 95% better. Spam infestation quashed. Yesterday, aerobics training only (sorely needed after 7 days of hearty participation in the eating and drinking customs of the scepter’d isle). … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage

On the road in London, made a ritual pilgrimage to the site of the original Bartitsu Club, now the Best Western on Shaftesbury. Did not bother trying to go inside since I am assured that no trace of the original … Continue reading

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Halfway through the Big Lull

Lull continues. Had a followup appointment with Dr. A this afternoon. She reports that the neck is considerably improved. I had already suspected this since it has been hurting a lot less. The twitching in the thumb and index finger … Continue reading

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Despatch from the world of longswords and gambesons

Entering the final day of a three-day workshop devoted to medieval martial arts, mostly longsword in my case. Lately, longsword has so completely dominated my martial arts time as to call into question the fundamental soundness of the Bartitsu-as-lifestyle-experiment. It … Continue reading

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Lull

In a lull, and will be for a while. Skipped Friday swords and Saturday escrima on advice of Dr. A. Have been doing the requisite exercises and noting considerable improvement during the last 48 hours, meaning that, when I get … Continue reading

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A trip to the range

Neck quite sore in the morning from yesterday’s ministrations, but no twitching in right hand muscles suggests we are on the right track. I was supposed to ice it but didn’t, which might account for the stiffness. Nothing today except … Continue reading

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injury update

I have upgraded the neck tweak to the status of an injury, since it prevented me doing jiujitsu last week and will do so again this week. Saw the redoubtable Dr. A., who managed to fit me in to her … Continue reading

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