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Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Back to arms

Last night I revived one of my old hobbies, taking up mask and foil to return to the world of fencing. It has been about five years since I've fenced and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly things came back to me. Of course my footwork is terrible, my timing is shot, I miss my parries, what little point control I had has deserted me and my muscles ached after the warmup, nevermind any actual bouts, but I did get better.

Hell, I even won a fight or two (and lost some rather heavily but that's to be expected).

So, in case you're in Amsterdam and have the urge to take up a sword I recommend The Salle Van Oeveren who are based at the rebuilt and very lovely Frans Otten Stadion

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