What have I been up to lately? Playing with sharp things! Specifically, I spent this weekend doing some weapons training for the martial art that I’m in (Kuk Sool Won). We did staff, archery, knife throwing, spear throwing, and lots and lots of sword.
The sword work included getting to do some cutting with a live blade. IE I got to do terrible things to a rolled up rice straw mat with a very, very sharp piece of metal. I am pleased to report that I managed to make a few decent cuts, and perhaps more importantly, I still have all of my fingers. And toes. And arms, and legs.
Did I mention that the sword was sharp?