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The Fencing Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Bar' started by Procyon, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Procyon

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    Okay, so does anyone here fence? I'm sort of interested in fencing, but my highschool doesn't have a team. I'll be able to participate in the next town over's team though. Does anyone know when fencing season is? To anyone else who fences, can you tell me what it's like? :tem
     
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  2. mow

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    I used to practice fencing way back in the day and it's fantastic. Quite the rush really, with your opponent only few feet away from defeating you. The technical & foot movement aspects of a regular bout require a great deal of training and concentration, but it's quite easy to master as long as you remain vigilant in your training. If you enjoy dancing, fencing the perfect sport for you and vica versa.

    If you want to find more clubs in your area, check this out. I highly reccomend it, Im quite sure you'll enjoy it ^.^
     
  3. Kurairu

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    Never liked fencing, too...I don't know, just never liked it at all.
     
  4. Procyon

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    Awesome, Moe! :thumbs

    It sounds really exciting! The way you describe things makes me really wanna start. ^_^
     
  5. mow

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    Why so? It's loads of fun actually.

    Giro, it's really awesome, when your in a bout, your mind shuts out your everything entirly. And the more bouts you're in, you'll get the feeling that you can actually see your opponents movement in slow motion. Very trippy :amuse
     
  6. Haruka

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    Hmm.. I never tried Fencing. When It was time I picked a sword art, I went the Kenjutsu/Kendo instead of Fencing for some reason. But Alot of my friends wanted to do Kendo also, So I did it to.
    This was before I knew anything about anime.
     
  7. Procyon

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    That sounds amazing! You sound like you were pretty experienced with things. How long did you fence?
     
  8. mightyiguana

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    if your school does not have a team, you need to go the usfa website, and find where to fence in your state. I am sure your state has a local fencing club probably going to be in a big city. I am assuming you are american in this case. Another thing is go to the local university and see if the university has a local fencing club and see if you can join the club. I fenced in college. There is no season per se. Generally there are fencing tournaments between local clubs and university clubs. Then of course there is the u.s fencing assoociation tournaments that have tournaments to determine nationally reconginised ranks and seating for the olympics. Fencing is a cool sport, but it is sport that requires an enormous concentration and precise technique. It is also lends itself to thinking stragetically. Some would call fencing physical chess.
     
  9. mow

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    Not that experienced really XD . I just practiced it for about a year or so.

    Bingo. There's an entire arsenal of stances to make use of, really enhances your posture and reflexes.
     
  10. Procyon

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    Is it expensive to get started?
     
  11. mow

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    I'm not sure how it works in the USA and thigns might differ from club to club. But I think all that is needed is a memebership fee (which is an annual thing most of the time).

    And oh, the wardrobe, I just checked ebay, New fencing jackets range from 26 to 39 dollars
     
  12. Procyon

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    That's not bad. I was thinking of starting Kendo once. It totalled to be around $800 to get the equipment, not to mention weekly rides to New Haven. x___X
     
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    I'm been fencing for a few months now, and I was wondering whether I should settle down on foil, sabre, or epee? I'm not very good, but I want to go compete quickly since I think learning from duels with more experienced people is better than learning in a class.
     
  14. Moonlightshine

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    i never tried fencing. but maybe someday. looks funny!
     
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    Ive fenced epee for about a year and really enjoy it :D
     
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    Never tried it Looks cool
     
  17. Hagen (Inactive)

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    Yeah. looks very cool. but all the equipment must be pretty expensive
     
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    The Unofficial Fencing Thread

    Nyah. It's a bit expensive. $75 for a jacket, maybe $75 for pants as well, and around $50 for a helmet... hm... $30 for an underarm protector, $75 for shoes, $10 for socks, $10 for a glove, $75 for a lame, $150 for a foil... and these are, like, minimum prices. Professionals pay way more.

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    'And oh, the wardrobe, I just checked ebay, New fencing jackets range from 26 to 39 dollars'
    o3o I've never seen them that cheap. I buy from my fencing club. I wouldn't trust eBay with this @_@
     
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  19. Redemption

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    I used to Sabre when it was an exhibition sport for the olympics. Glad to see the women sweep the podium this Olympics. It completly shocked the fencing world which considers the US as a third world country in the sport. They got the bronze in the team as well.
     
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    Just started learning. Awesome sport -- love the stress on finesse, timing, speed and intelligence.
     
  21. blackbird

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    Fenced for a few years in my early teens.
    It's a fun, fast and graceful sport though all the special clothing kind of makes you feel like some angelic bee-keeper.
    On the discussion of weapon selection, I preferred foil due to its size, looks and rule set.

    Can't quite recall why I quit to be honest. Then again, at that age I had more important things to spend money on that custom made socks. ^^
     
  22. Zanaya Kanizaby

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    Maria is a fencing player!:nod But i want to know more about fencing can someone help me???:pimp :nod :lmao
     
  23. Maria Ushiromiya

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    Im taking lessons. I really like this sport. Can anyone tell me where i can watch fencing matches? Any channels or websites would be helpful!

    also i read people asking how much its worth. Mine is only 80 a month and comes with everything.
     
  24. Zanaya Kanizaby

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    Hey can you tell me about fencing!
     
  25. Maria Ushiromiya

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    Tomorrow is my first fencing class! ANy tips?
     
  26. Zanaya Kanizaby

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    Cool i wish i can fence and i dont know any tips!:pimp :lmao :nod
     
  27. Zanaya Kanizaby

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    Lols when i saw the lmao thing i laugh alot his but fall off lols!!:lmao :pimp :nod
     
  28. Dream Brother

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    How did it go?

    I've only had two classes in epee, so I'm in no position to give any tips, unfortunately. I just know that my teacher kept stressing that the wrist, forearm and blade should be one straight line, and that the tip of the blade should be pointed at around the level of the opponent's chest/collarbone. Also got advised to stand as angled to the side as possible, and when parrying, to avoid wide/exaggerated movements and instead be as small, simple and economical as possible.
     
  29. Maria Ushiromiya

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    great!! I won my first match 5-2. Kicked his but. But i cant control my pose very well do.
     
  30. Zanaya Kanizaby

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    Nice!!!I wish i can fence!!!:pimp :lmao :nod :para
     
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