All Swords All The Time – Updates Tuesdays and Fridays

A Toast to Merda Gravis

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by Meg Floyd

Dutch fencer Maurice Booij recently posted a thoughtful article on his fencing club’s toast, merda gravis, and on what’s really important in life. I encourage you to go read it during this holiday season.

Photo by Jac Drazdir.

Martial arts teach to live in the moment. (Why this is important, and a good thing, I’ll discuss more deeply in a following article.) 

Living in the moment ensures full focus on that what you are doing at that particular time.
This is not only positive because you forget anything that stresses you out, otherwise,
it also quite effectively prevents you from doing something you’re not supposed to do...”


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