21-day Quarantine Challenge

Hello all! I hope you’re staying safe and well. We’re all missing fencing right now, so in case you need some ideas to keep yourself busy at home, the officers have created this 21-day challenge for you!

The idea is to do one challenge a day for three weeks, with a rest day each week. Each day includes a basic challenge as well as an extra step for those of you feeling ambitious. Feel free to do them in any order you want, although the last challenge is specifically intended for the final day. Make sure to share your experience and good luck!

  • Read a recent article on the website and leave a comment.
    • Write something for the website.
  • Review a lesson you’ve had.
    • Practice some or all aspects of the lesson.
  • Design a scenario using the website’s scenario planner.
    • Get feedback from a friend or fellow fencer.
  • Discover/meditate on the meaning of your rose.
    • Share it with a friend or fellow fencer.
  • Create a fencing playlist.
    • Fence to a song, thinking about the rhythm and tempo to time your shots.
  • Watch a movie with a sword fight.
    • Analyze it and share what you learned in the Garrison.
  • Move around your house/apartment using only footwork.
    • Do it for the entire day.
  • Hold your sword out in front of you, arm extended, for 2 minutes. Switch arms and repeat.
    • Hold it for as long as you can.
  • Create a mind map.
    • Use it to try to answer a question you have about fencing.
  • Design your dream sword.
    • Name it!
  • Color this free coloring page (artwork by Ben Byrd, www.benbyrd.com)
    • Color Kane’s Target page and share it in the Facebook group (along with your coloring page!)
  • Read and ponder on the Swordsman’s Oath (see Novice Review lesson).
    • Memorize it.
  • Set up objects, such as dominoes or plastic cups, and stab at them.
    • Attack from several different ranges.
  • Test your agility. Grab a ping pong or other small ball and keep it in the air as long as possible by hitting it with your hands.
    • Keep two or more balls airborne at once.
  • Exercise for 15 minutes.
    • Avoid sugar for the day.
  • Complete five sets of basic blocks- five sets of basic blocks with a reset between each, then five sets of basic blocks with an attack and reset between each.
    • Include advanced blocks, if you’ve had the lesson.
  • Reach out to another fencer with encouragement, gratitude, or a compliment.
    • Just… DO IT!
  • Write about your experience completing these challenges in your fencing journal.
    • If you don’t have a fencing journal, start one.

2 thoughts on “21-day Quarantine Challenge”

  1. This sounds like a ton of fun! I have a hard time practicing on my own, but a lot if these are things I can easily incorporate into my day! I’m excited to give it a go!

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