Training

January: Physical Challenge Breakdown

As is New Year’s tradition, many of us set goals to get into better physical shape during the coming year. We’ll train more. Go to the gym more. Eat healthier. But where to begin?

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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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How to Post to the Website

Many of us are writing lore, stories, and other articles to share with the group. This Woodland Watch will serve as a tutorial to help you get started on the website after getting your very own Personal Journal page.

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Starting Your Own Study

In art, a Study is a drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a more elaborate piece. Studies are often used to understand the problems involved and to understand a particular skill or subject in more detail. In this Woodland Watch, we can apply that skill to fencing.

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Creating a Mind Map

In this weeks Woodland Watch, I want to share a helpful technique to organize your thoughts and is a great exercise for your fencing journal. It’s called Mind Mapping.

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Winter Warrior Challenge

This challenge is meant to help you work on very basic fencing skills for 100 days. That’s just enough time before the fencing season starts again. Simply mark off each day you complete the exercise which will progressively get more and more challenging as time goes on.

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Glossary

Acute angle: An angle of less than 90 between the arm and the body, used by Thibault to indicate that the sword arm is sloping downward. Attack of First Intention: An attack

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Tabula V

Four levels of Feints 1st Kind Is without any noticeable forward movement, (point does not pass defenders guard). The counter to this is to despise or ignore it, make no

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Academy of the Sword

For the love of this art I (Dubhglas of Annandale) have compiled this review of Girard Thibault d’Anvers Academy of the Sword (as Translated by John Michael Greer) upon the

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