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Intimacy and Fight choreography

Movie Review: Robin Hood (2010)

I'm wondering why so many people seem to be so against the new Robin Hood movie.  I really enjoyed it until the last 20 minutes or so (poorly shot fights, very difficult to see what's going on, some bad plot choices), but until then, so very enjoyable.  It's a new...

Your suggestions

I received lots of feedback from my post about Rusty Weapons, and began to wonder what other information my readers are interested in. Send me your questions either by adding comments to this post, via twitter (@fighteractress) or on facebook, and I'll use those to...

Rusty Weapons

I was chatting with Nick Oddson about weapons care the other day.  He has a great studio which, unfortunately, is a bit humid.  This causes the weapons to rust at a faster rate than normal.  I suggested RIG Rust Inhibiting Grease, which is reportedly the the best...

Thera-Band® Academy

Thera-Band® Academy. Just stumbled upon this site from Theraband.  Lots of links to joint-specific exercises, and sport-specific exercise.  I haven't looked at them in detail, but looks incredibly informative at a  cursory...

Lesson with Ty Andrassy

Ty came to me for a private lesson today.  I really enjoyed it, and I discovered a few things.  While we were discussing his goals, I was able to articulate more clearly a few of mine.  Peppe asked me while I was in Sweden what kind of teacher I want to be.  I wasn't...

“New Phase” day 3

It's been a good couple of days.  I've consistently done something physical every day (walking, running drills, etc), and I've been pretty good at eating better.  Matt and I both had a few days of eating junk, so we went to the St. Lawrence market a couple of days ago...

New Phase

So I feel like I've let myself go a bit.  I've been having some trouble with my left foot and ankle, and I let that affect my exercise regime.  I still do my sword exercises now and then, but not as often as I should, and certainly not as often as I'd like.  Plus, I...

Words of Wisdom

If I'd heard this years ago, I would have panicked about not knowing the answers for myself.  Thankfully, I think I can do something with this now!...

The gypsy and the classical violinist

When Brad talks about uniting technique and process, he often uses the example of the gypsy and the classical violinist.  The gypsy plays a violin with intense feeling (process), and the classical violinist's strength is impeccable technique.  While we're impressed...

Sweden Summary

I’m on the train to the airport now. Just passed Norrköping. There’s been a lot of activity since my last post, so I’ll start with a brief summary. We finished up with group two in a similar fashion to the first group: blade actions and scenework. On that Thursday and...

Day Two, Group Two

Just a quick one tonight. Need to get to bed. Great day today. Lots of revelations (although, that seems to be par for the course these days. Awesome), the biggest one being that I had fantastic use of energy. I was so efficient and present, I was jumping so high and...