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Here We Go Again – The Climb #274

Sunday 22nd October 2017 For the second day in a row, I went sparring. This time it was in Hawley, which whilst still a drive, didn’t require the additional train journey. Again I was fencing Pim and Sasha.  Again I was shouted at for doing things wrong.  That said, I really feel I’ve levelled up [...]

2017-10-24T01:13:02+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Feeling Unproductive – The Climb #272

Friday 20th October 2017 So I feel I’m not being productive of late.  Part of it is all the swordfighting activities.  What with Romania, Swordfish, Wessex league and all the training for those events, it feels like a lot of my focus has been sucked up. I have genuine nerves about Wessex League.  Up until [...]

2017-10-22T00:11:17+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Stranded In Swindon – The Climb #271

Thursday 19th October 2017 After last night’s beating, I’ve come to the conclusion that I really need to step up my training.  It’s less than a week until the next Wessex competition and if I want to win it I really need to pull something out the bag. I’m thinking of going up to London [...]

2017-10-20T23:40:11+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Defeated By Titans – The Climb #270

Wednesday 18th October 2017 One of the biggest downsides to our school is that we have so many really good people that it can be hard to see your own progress.  I think something like 8 out of the top 10 British rapier & dagger fighters were trained by the school.  That’s pretty impressive. But [...]

2017-10-19T23:52:45+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Trying To Find My Focus – The Climb #269

Tuesday 17th October 2017 In my head, I’d go to Romania at the beginning of October and then have a full month until the next Wessex League tournament. However, I looked today and it’s the end of next week.  Which means that Swordfish is the end of the week afterwards. In many ways, I’m in [...]

2017-10-18T17:57:19+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Returning Home – The Climb #268

Monday 16th October 2017 Today I came home from Romania. I couldn’t sleep.  Maybe it was dehydration from the alcohol or maybe it was the fact that I was sad to bereturning home.  We had to be up and out at 5:30am so when I woke around 4:30am I found myself getting up to repack [...]

2017-10-17T23:20:38+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Drunken Smallsword In A Romanian Palace – The Climb #267

Sunday 15th October 2017 Today was my last full day in Romania.  In truth this weekend has been everything I could possibly want – an amazingly relaxed and chilled weekend that takes my mind away from a load of personal crap going on back in the UK Today had originally been intended to be our [...]

2017-10-17T11:58:39+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Judging The Longsword Tournament – The Climb #266

Saturday 14th October 2017 After yesterday’s migraine, I woke up feeling a lot better today.  Rather than dwell on things, I simply focused on the event at hand. I know tournaments.  I know that tension and excitement that precedes them as fighters ready themselves to be tested against each other.  Except today, I wasn’t fighting, [...]

2017-10-17T11:25:02+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Staying In A Romanian Palace – The Climb #264

Thursday 12th October 2017 Today was the first day of my Romania trip. As I’ve previously said, I’m travelling to Bucharest with School of the Sword to act as an assistant instructor for an event that’s being held out there.  I’d seen from some of the promo videos that it look quite good.  However, I [...]

2017-10-17T11:00:45+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Personal Milestones – The Climb #263

Wednesday 11th October 2017 I make a lot of long term plans.  These can be connected with my writing career, my health or even my own personal development.  And if I possess one skill, it’s that I deliver on those plans. Behind that is nothing complex.  Each large goal is a lot of smaller goals, [...]

2017-10-17T10:49:02+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Misc, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments