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Re: Ongoing Self Calibration

Poster: jonesj@SunBelt.Net (Phillip Jones)

On Sat, 13 Jul 1996 11:11:44 -0400, you wrote:

Here is something I think should be of interest on the idea of

"That may be the point here.  I'm not *trying* to show my opponent how
I throw 
blows.  I'm looking for "numb" spots in his/her armor.  Multiple
folds, stiff 
belts or pouches, thick bibs on the fencing mask.  I'm slowly and
poking and 
cutting at my opponent with the lightest thing I expect them to take.
If they 
can't feel it, they tell me and I know to hit harder, or if they don't
call a 
light shot, not to be upset because I knew about the problem in
advance.  I'm 
testing their sensitivity to feeling blows.  I'm not showing off my
ability to 
hit a standing target.  That would be unrealistic, because they
*won't* be 
standing still during the bout."
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