Winter Warrior Challenge 2019

Well… the Fencing season is officially over. We had a good run, but 2018 is officially behind us as far as Fencing is concern. Now it’s time to start preparing for 2019 with our new Winter Warrior Challenge!

Shay and Miren have put in a lot of work for this year’s challenge to make it better than ever. I hope you all will take advantage of their hard work, but what really is the Winter Warrior Challenge?

The Winter Warrior Challenge

In a nutshell, the Winter Warrior Challenge is a list of activities you can do during the winter months to stay in shape, keep yourself mentality sharp, and help prepare you for the next season.

Last year, it was a series of challenges that you could work on for 100 days. While great, and very impressive, committing to 100 days during what is most likely the busiest time of the year made the challenge nigh unobtainable. That’s why, this year, the Challenge will be broken into 4 month-long themes, with an emphasis on weekly challenges. Those 4 themes are:

  • Mentality – November
  • Grab Bag! – December
  • Physical – January
  • Fencing – February

Starting in November, we will release a weekly challenge every Monday. This will be posted as an individual Blog Post and on the Homepage for easy access and reference. These weekly challenges will detail what you should try to accomplish during the rest of the week.

Take advantage of these challenges and fit them in as best you can. We’ve seen great success if you coordinate with other members of the group and hold yourself accountable to one another. Additionally, Miren and Shay have put together a print-out detailing the entire challenge that you can download below. You can keep track of your progress and even get a head start!

If you have other questions, check out the FAQ below or reach out to us in the comments.

Good luck, Winter Warriors!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Winter Warrior Challenge mandatory?

Absolutely not! The off-season is everyone’s opportunity to rest and relax if they so wish. The Winter Warrior Challenge is merely a resource for those who would like to continue training when we are not holding regular practices.

Do I have to do all the weekly challenges?

No. The Winter Warrior Challenge is an optional resource. If there are parts you miss or don’t want to do, don’t sweat it. We do encourage that you try to follow the challenge closely to take the most advantage of it. The more you put into the challenge, the more you’ll get out of it.

When does the challenge start?

Each weekly challenge will begin on Monday and go through Sunday. Each month also has a “begin by” date which indicates the last day you could start the challenge and still complete everything by the end of the month.

What should I do if I don’t understand something in the challenge?

Ask. If something doesn’t make sense, leave a comment on the current week’s challenge and someone will get back to you as soon as they can!

Do you have any tips for me?

The best thing you could do is to work with others to complete the challenge. Coordinate with your friends, either through texts, online, or in person, on what you’ll be working on each week and report back to them when you finish. Not only will you help each other stay accountable, but you’ll be able to learn and grow together. 

Where can I talk about the challenge with others?

The best place to talk with others is in the Winter Warrior Challenge 2019 section of the Order Garrison. You may need to register/login before making comments. 

Is it possible to get reminders?

Of course! If you’d like to get reminders (starting November 5th) specifically for this year’s Winter Warrior Challenge, please contact Kane for details.