Journal Entries

A collection of journal entries, written and shared by members of Terrasylvae.

Not Just Fencing

The Order of the Rose was established as a company open to anyone who wanted to learn how to fence, without fear of ridicule or judgement. We welcome safe, honorable, fun-loving people who desire to become skilled swordsmen.

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What is Emotional Intelligence (with a sword)?

Each one of us must develop the mature emotional intelligence skills required to better understand, empathize and negotiate with other people — particularly as the community has become more global. Otherwise, success will elude us in our lives and fencing careers.

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Commander: To Lead

Be effective and gain the confidence of those you lead and be the Commander you will one day need to be…

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One of the Most Dangerous Words

I find it fascinating that a little reflection and introspection can snowball into serious pondering. Subjects that provoke thoughts can turn into a rabbit-hole of new ideas and self-discovery.

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Dynamic Warm Up

Somewhere between lacing up your shoes and starting your first set of duels, you face the most important decision of your workout: Warm up, or not?

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What It Means to Be an Officer

Many of us have or will have the opportunity to serve the group as an Officer. As you consider officership, I’d like to discuss what I think it means to be one.

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