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Monthly Archives: September 2012


I did say that I would try to write something each Tuesday after training at what is now The Sword, London, so here we go. More work on stepping and footwork last night, and it feels like it is starting to come together, although I must say it only feels natural to me with a […]


I popped back to the Wallace to have another look at the plates from Thibault that Dave R was demonstrating here. (and just spent 10 minutes explaining it all to an American actor) They key point of the plates for me is that Thibault’s turn is very much on the spot, but crucially is only […]


We are about to go on a tour of the Noble Art of The Sword at the Wallace Collection with Toby Capwell the curator, followed by dinner. Let me just say we like the Wallace greatly.

Bigger Steps

I decided last night as I took the train home from training (the training train?) that one way to help cement each evenings training would be to write about it. Simply recounting what we did will be of limited use, so rather I need to consider how I reacted to the training each evening. We focused […]

Jetty and JNDI and Atomikos.

Yes yet another “hey I just found this out, so you need to know it too”. And by the way, if you do find this useful, I would really like you to comment on this post so that other people will find it too. I need to set up Jetty 8 to use a JTA […]