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

Continuous Fencing at Swordfish

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

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?

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

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