My absence recently has been due to the R&R program I took advantage of. For those of us overseas for a year or more the U.S. government kindly gives us a free ticket home for a couple of weeks. Most people would probably rest and relax.
America’s 1stSgt, not so much.
What follows are pictures of me and some of my closest friends throwing each other a beating with sticks.
|I’ll never turn to the dark side!
Spear training. This sucks and makes me wonder why I do it in my spare time. If you’ve ever been hit in the throat with a training spear full force you’ll know where I’m coming from.
What you can’t really get a feel for in these pictures is how after 20 minutes of dueling with spears I just want to blow chow through the grill of my helmet. According to our instructor, there was no crying in medieval Japan so that is right out.
Sword fighting with girls: I guess any time a woman is paying attention to you it’s a good thing.
At any rate, more tales of high adventure forthcoming!