During the training on Wednesday, Nicola and Patrick practised against each other with every combination of weapons to hand (except a Case of daggers - they ran out of time for that).
Patrick showed how bad he is with Case and that he needs to void with his back foot when parrying. He also discovered that when he gets frustrated he forgets to gather the back foot before lunging, which does nothing to ease his frustration.
Nicola discovered that she needs to find a way to parry when she doesn't have a dagger in her left hand, and when she does have a dagger, that it's the blade that's useful, rather than the hand (ouch).
No fencing next week as half of us will be packing for Festival and the other half will be busy with Life.