Friday, June 30, 2017

My Rapier State of Mind

I hit a wall.

We all hit those walls.

You reach a point in anything you do where you look at it and go "I know I can get better, so why am I not getting better?" It gets upsetting that you can't see yourself progress anymore. Sometimes you are progressing and you just can't see it yourself. Other times you have truly hit a wall, and you're going nowhere. The latter is what happened with me. Let's rewind a bit.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Rapier over the last couple months

For a while, I was feeling like I had lost it. Every fight I went in to, I felt I couldn't hold me own. My opponents were dictating the fights, my reaction time seemed to be awful, and I didn't feel like I was learning anything. There were a lot of factors that could have been causing that. I kept working through it, and luckily came through the other side. Right now my skill level is about at the best it has been. Get ready for a wall-o-text

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Cloak for Liadan

Way back before Pennsic, Liadan asked me to make a cloak for her. The only purpose of the cloak was to be used as a non-rigid parry device. Obviously some major changes happened in our life not long after Pennsic, but we finally got settled and I started the process of making the cloak.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ghost, Ghouls, and Goblins (And the Roses Tournament), K+Q Rapier, and some Practices

Hey, it's been a while! Some things have happened in the last two months, such as us moving to Philly and a couple events which had large combat components: the Roses Tournament and King's and Queen's Rapier Champions. I got to fight a bit at the former, and marshaled the entire day at the latter.