I am not sure if beleive in fate or not. However, there seems to a be a lot of it going on in my life envolving fencing and people in fencing Though there seems to be many a strange and unerving thing going on , it all seems to be working out. HOLD the fate thoughts and let me write about what I intended.
Jim's Book Review:
This week at our RYC tournament, I bought "One Touch at a Time" by Aladar Kogler PHD.
This book is about developing the ability to reach a state of flow in fencing. Basically, it is designed to help with the mental aspects of the game. I love this type of subject matter and finished reading it today. Of course reading it is step one. Now I have to use it as a text book and try and put it into use. I believe in this and I know this book will help me to some degree.
Gosh, Aladar would be proud of me for that last sentence!
Now a word from Jim the Realist: It will help, but if you don't have some good skills to go with it....in the words of my Grandfather..."Your gonna get beat like a rented mule." Traditionally my grandfather followed this statement with leaning over and spitting grossly on to the grass. I think it was some form of punctuation.
Now back to the fate thing. I swear it is popping up all over fencing of late for me. I wish I could play spooky music in my journal while you read this.
There was a coach at the RYC who looked a heck of lot like Aladar. But wait.....in one chapter they mention tons of research done at UNCG. Where did I buy the book....UNCG.
Editors Note: I am NOT totally serious about fate or the spooky parts. It is however.....strange. I did enjoy the book as well.
The book is published by SKA Sword Play Books. Staten Island, New York.