Disclaimer: I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow morning. Not asking for an internet diagnosis. :)
I've injured my knee somehow while fencing. The inside of my right knee has been giving me this lovely stabbing, burning sensation for about a week. It's not horrible, but it's noticeable, and I would rather not make it worse. However, fencing has been my main form of exercise lately, aside from my usual hiking and biking. All three of these things are now aggravating my knee. I'm at a loss as to how I can keep active without making this into something serious, and I'm not really interested in sitting on the couch for weeks. My coach says that this is a pretty common fencing injury, so I'm hoping that someone here has been in a similar situation and can give me ideas about how to stay active until my knee heals.
Hypothetical situation here: Would it be legal to fence with a foil guard on an epee if the guard depth met the material requirements rule of a minimum depth of 3 cm?
So, this happened a few weeks ago, and since I'm still bitter I thought I should ask the community if I have any right to be. I was at a very small tournament, at a club which I am not a part of. During the pools, I had lost many touches (both lights go off, but there was definitely clear action and right of way) which I was almost sure were mine. I did not say anything, assuming that the ref saw something I clearly didn't. As the pool matches went on I noticed the ref was talking to certain fencers and giving them coaching on the side. Not sure why I didn't think anything of it then but I did take note. I did poorly in the pools but it was an all advance tournament. During my first elimination, I was confident that the ref was cheating me out of points, so confident that I nearly said something on the strip(Thank god I didn't). Losing 15-8 , I was eliminated learning only afterwards that my ref owned the club and was coaching her students while refereeing. That's the part that gets me, because it was a USFA tournament, while it was a small one, I feel like that can't be allowed. Maybe I'm just bitter in defeat, but I'd like to know y'alls thoughts.
EDIT: This is not at all to discredit my opponent, who was the better fencer and would have won biased ref or not. The bias did very much effect my ranking in the tournament. Insult to injury, I suppose.