I Love Saturday Mornings

Did I tell you that I love Saturday mornings? I look forward to sword fighting days. I am invigorated by these mornings. I look forward to testing myself against those in the group. This weekend we had a new student join us and Greg wanted to focus on two handed saber fighting. I love two … Continue reading I Love Saturday Mornings

The Training Continues

I have been busy this last month and between work, life and the excessive temperatures of up to 115 degrees, I haven't been able to record as much video as I'd like. However, I've got some good video of many of the Loyal Order of the Sword students working with Greg, our Sword Master. Below … Continue reading The Training Continues

Mad Jack Churchill

In a war that featured, for the first time in history, “modern” formidable weapons like grenades, mortars, machine guns, flamethrowers, and armored tanks, an eccentric young British soldier decided early on to buck this traditional convention and stick with the weapon with which he was most comfortable.  This soldier has become one of my favorite … Continue reading Mad Jack Churchill

Adam & Greg Continuous Sparing

It's taken me a few weeks, but I finally got to edit the video of Greg and I sparing with rapier and dagger. This was a memorable training session, with Greg's lightening fast strikes to the head whenever my defenses were open. Did I tell you that I just love fencing with rapier and dagger? … Continue reading Adam & Greg Continuous Sparing

The Drug I’ve Started to Depend On

It's Monday, again. I slept for 7 1/2 hours. I woke feeling very rested. But, my week's already filled with a hundred inane tasks of paper pushing, signatures and mental demands . . .  It feels like everyone and everything is darting into my office and blowing up my phone to tear the flesh from … Continue reading The Drug I’ve Started to Depend On

Saturday Morning Sparing in the Heat

I look forward to Saturday mornings. To be frank, Sword fighting days are my therapy, this morning was no different. Sword fighting is a release valve for all the adrenaline, dopamine and cortisol that builds up in my system over the week. As a physician who sees 30-40 people per day, I mentally feel like … Continue reading Saturday Morning Sparing in the Heat

Saturday Morning Sword Fighting . . .

Nothing invigorates me more than early morning sword fighting. This morning was no different. Russell came over from the Mesa area and joined us. He specializes in Filipino Martial Arts, and it is always fun to spar with him. I've included sparing clips below with each of us taking on Greg, the Sword Master. I … Continue reading Saturday Morning Sword Fighting . . .

Some Might Call It “Couples Therapy”

I look forward to Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Really, I do. Tuesday evenings, after a long and often stressful day of office patients, I get to pull out my swords, attack with everything I've got and blow off the steam. Tuesdays, Greg does some more intensive teaching. Mind you, it is 95 degrees, dress … Continue reading Some Might Call It “Couples Therapy”

What do you do when you can’t sleep . . . ?

I woke up in the middle of the night, actually the early hours of this morning, . . . mind spinning through all the fun I've had with my family and friends fencing. I really truly enjoy the experiences this has brought to my life. So, I sat down at the computer, and I compiled … Continue reading What do you do when you can’t sleep . . . ?

Sparing Practice – May 1, 2021

For the first time in years, I feel like a 14 year old boy. I cannot tell you how much I look forward to fencing with the members of my group. I literally dream about it regularly. It has become one of the few things in my life that actually completely de-stresses me. I've uploaded … Continue reading Sparing Practice – May 1, 2021