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Eve Of The Fight – The Climb #181

Friday 21st July 2017 It’s the night before the big tournament. I am focused, I am not focused enough.  I am prepared, I am unprepared. This is it, I think.  This is what I’ve worked towards.  It all boils down to this, where those hours of sacrifice, those hours of training… this is where I [...]

2017-07-22T22:51:48+01:00July 22nd, 2017|Swordfighting|0 Comments

Chilling With Warcraft – The Climb #180

Thursday 20th July 2017 Today has been a day of trying to chill and get myself into the mood for my upcoming tournament.  Given the way the world rankings have come along in the last year, Astolat now qualifies more than Fightcamp for the title of the UK’s national tournament.  Not that there’s an official [...]

2017-07-21T12:13:42+01:00July 21st, 2017|Games, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Getting My Head Back In The Game – The Climb #179

Wednesday 19th July 2017 I attended the first day of a big departmental meeting with the day job today.  I don’t tend to enjoy these because I rarely see the value in what we discuss.  Because the area I work in is very specialised, 90% of these things usually end up being of no relevance [...]

2017-07-20T20:07:38+01:00July 20th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

In Need Of Focus – The Climb #178

Tuesday 18th July 2017 I’d like to pretend that I’m not still smarting from yesterday, but in truth I am.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m going to keep away from people – both in person and online – from Thursday so I can focus on my mental preparations for competition. I know I [...]

2017-07-19T09:11:26+01:00July 19th, 2017|Swordfighting|0 Comments

Judges Are Dicks – The Climb #177

Monday 17th July 2017 If you asked me my views about the judging of swordfighting tournaments, I’d say this. I’d tell you that judging is hard, that you are trying to watch fast moving pieces of metal going in all directions.  I’d tell you how your mind isn’t sure what you just saw.  Was it [...]

2017-07-18T12:11:00+01:00July 18th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments