Mar. 5th, 2011

Owie....

Mar. 5th, 2011 12:04 am
saffiter: (Owie!)
Bruised leg, check.
Bruised arm, check.
Bruised hand, check.
Scrape down right arm, check.
Bruised collar bone, check.

So, I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but I've started learning how to sword fight. I've had about 7 lessons now and I'm having an absolute ball!

You remember those movies where the person learning how to fight is shown a few moves and then their teacher gets this evil gleam in their eyes, tells them to defend themselves, and then lunges for them?

...yeah, that was my first lesson.

My fourth lesson had me fighting one of the veterans. I'm not doing too badly, generally holding my own. I take some people down some of the time, and then get killed with extreme predjudice 5 seconds later *grins*. I've had some pretty impressive bruises. The one on my arm is going to be a doozy when it finally comes up.

(My students find all this highly amusing. I come in with random bruises on Monday and end up having to explain to them where they came from).

So, tonight we did something a little different....

3 people fighting at the same time. Not one on one, like I was used to, but three people. GAH!

I died in about 5 seconds the first time out but got used to it pretty quickly.

Actually, I kinda like the three people thing. It makes things more interesting, 'cause you've not only got to watch your front, but your back as well.

Wanna see?

I'm the only female visiable in the video, black pants and bone/black striped shirt:



I really need to stop leaning in like that when I fight. I didn't realise it was that bad!

Oh, and those swords are synthetic and called Wasters, so they don't hurt anywhere near as much as steel would...and since I haven't actually been cleared for steel yet I <3 my Waster! It looks like an honest to god broadsword!

I'm going to have this lovely bruise on my collar bone. Got smashed pretty hard when I didn't block a headshot in time (I've seen the video, the sword bounced off my collar bone and made an interesting noise).

And my leg?

Well, Justin kept hitting me in exactly the same spot allnight.

And Jon got me a good one with the crossguard of his sword. I've got this lovely bruise on my hand from it.

Dizzy

Mar. 5th, 2011 05:27 pm
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Have been practicing both the tin whistle and the fife this afternoon...am getting dizzy from it. Time to stop now, methinks.

Wheeeee! Headspin.

I can get sound out of the fife most of the time now, but there's a lower octave i didn't actually know about. It's bloody hard to get on the fife i've been practicing on. Now i understand why people who are advertising them go on about "easy to get the low notes!" .....those notes, especially the low d, are EVIL!!!!

In other news, my fife should be arriving some time in the next couple of weeks :-D. I have no idea how easy the notes are going to be to get on that one though. Shall have to iust wait and see how it goes.

Bruises from training are still still coming up. Surprisingly, the collarbone hasn't bruised. The arm's still a painful lump (accidentally put a shoppi.g bag on it this afternoon, didn't i. Owie. I haven't inspected my leg where justin kept hitting me, and the scrape on my arm has gone down.....hand's got a lovely mark on it from jon's crossguard.

Apart from that i have a metric craptonne of marking to do, a week's worth of washing, the house to myself this evening, and the reenactors market tomorrow. Hopefully i can pick up a pair of shoes for the abbey medieval festival in june at the least!

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