In watching some of the world class fencing through the HEMA competitions I came across a continuous fencing exhibition that is being piloted in Sweden. I hope they continue this. I love it! This is much like our sparing practice and requires a much greater level of physical fitness to continuously fence for 2 minutes … Continue reading Continuous Fencing at Swordfish
Month: April 2021
Sparing with Greg and Lucas
Watch these two seasoned fencers from our group as they do some sparing (March 2021) . . . https://vimeo.com/543693442
How Was Your Sunday?
Topics I pondered upon today: Many men spend their entire lives fishing without ever knowing that it isn't fish they're after. . . 2. Morality is the basis of civility. Truth is the substance of morality. The difference between man and beast is the ability to recognize truth over instinct. If you dispense with truth, you destroy civilization and turn … Continue reading How Was Your Sunday?
Were You Really Born to Be a Bad Egg?
Here is what the last 100 years of civilization has taught you and I about masculinity: As a whole, men are all bad eggsTraditional male values like aggression and toughness are badWomen, by default, are good.The only good men are those who have seen the light, worked hard to rectify their innate deficiencies and have … Continue reading Were You Really Born to Be a Bad Egg?
When Hollywood Actually Gets It Right
One of the most realistic fight scenes ever portrayed is the final fight between Rob Roy MacGregor (Liam Neeson) and Archibald Cunningham (Tim Roth). It is a fight between brute strength and size versus speed, skill and agility. What makes this so realistic is that they aren't pulling strikes and the filming is continuous, there … Continue reading When Hollywood Actually Gets It Right
Light Saber Fight Scene
Fight scene in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace that occurs with Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) & Obi-One Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) facing off with Darth Maul (Ray Park) and his double sided light saber. I found it fascinating to see that Liam Neeson had the same fighting style here as he did in Rob Roy. He … Continue reading Light Saber Fight Scene
Buckling of the Knight’s Armor
Thought for the day. This holds more meaning for me today than I ever thought possible. . .
Dr Nally’s Favorite Three Egg Omlet
One of my favorite traditions over the years has been to make a three egg omlet for each of us on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Today, after returning home from early church, I made my "famous" omlets for Tiffini and myself. My daughter, Leanna, asked me to remind her how to make these, so I … Continue reading Dr Nally’s Favorite Three Egg Omlet
Training Highlights from 2020
I found additional video footage of my wife and daughter training during 2020. It is so exciting to me to see their progression over time. As the year progressed, we added safety gear, armor and started using heavier swords. I cannot say enough about our Swordmaster, Greg. He is just amazing. Sword fighting is the … Continue reading Training Highlights from 2020
Leanna Learns Rapier Fighting
I was going through some old video on my phone and came across some early video in November, 2019, of my daughter, Leanna, training with her Swordmaster, Greg. Then I found some video from six months later of my wife and daughter learning to use the long sword. Swordfighting is hard work and I am … Continue reading Leanna Learns Rapier Fighting