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Where should I put my focus and how do I get better?
Where should I put my focus in getting better and pushing myself to get better? I’ve been trying to figure out where I need to put my effort, time and money. Do I want to get protection first or should I focus on a sword so that I can practice during the week or should I hold off entirely? I have this drive in me that just wants to learn and I didn’t know what to think of doing. How should I practice? There is so much to learn and reading over the lessons are compleatly different then going and practicing. What are your thoughts and opinions? How should I learn more with my lack of patience and this burning drive within me?
@selkie, I think @Edward hit the nail on the head. You're asking the right questions and there are so many answers. Now that you're an Initiate, your Fencing Journal will probably be your biggest resource. Take time to write down what you learn in your lessons. Write down tips you get from others. Write down thoughts you personally have about the things you learn, especially. Your perspective is unique and worthwhile! Once you start getting stuff written down, you can ask for help to translate those notes into specific goals and practice routines.
If you haven't already gone through the blog, you should. Last year, we tried to write helpful articles every week on a variety of subjects.
Here's a few suggestions that might get you started:
”I think about intuition in the context of fencing as the sum of all of your experiences taking the form of a feeling that something is going to happen even if you don’t necessarily have the evidence to support it.” – Sada Jacobson