Strategies for the Middle-Aged Fencer

My opponent and I circle, just out of measure. We adopt various counter guards based on what we see in each other’s posture and perceived intent. The moment comes, and my opponent launches a thrust to my mask. I was waiting for this, I can see it coming, but my body can’t move as fast as my mind wants it to and my counter is just a split second too late.  – There are a number of factors that contribute to the outcome described above. My opponent is faster, has better form, and has a better feel for measure than … Continue reading Strategies for the Middle-Aged Fencer