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  1. Wow

    by , 10-01-2011 at 01:48 PM
    So I started fencing in July and it has become increasinly apparent for my family that it is an expensive sport. My mom can't work because she has epilepsy so there isn't always money to spare. It had almost gotten to the point where I wasn't going to be able to keep fencing. But my coach has been working really hard with my mom other people so I can continue fencing so I guess he really likes me or thinks I might be able to be good later on. Anyway they(my coach and his wife) found a family that ...
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  2. Short version

    by , 10-01-2011 at 11:13 AM
    US fencers weren't protected as event was only 18, but I wasn't in Ellen's pool or with Diane or Muriel. Ellen & I won our pools. I had a good pool -- two good French fencers, good Japanese, and Gruenke, one of the strongest. Ellen was seeded 1st, I was 2nd. She had a bye, I didn't. Won my DE's, including semi against RSA fencer Langton who has won it. Beat her 10-0 (score was recorded incorrectly). Final was Ellen, two USA fencers, everyone staying away from us because you can't cheer or ...
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  3. Fighting in 3D

    by , 10-01-2011 at 09:09 AM
    Modern foil is much more "fluid" than many intermediate fencers think. Some of my students are reluctant to leave the fencing line, to assume odd positions or strike odd targets, they often let convention hamper them.

    When distance closes in foil (as it often does these days), the goal is to get a light on. You're too close for pretty fencing, or even the conventions of parry and riposte. Stop the opponent's blade, move your body into a position from which they can't easily get a light ...
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  4. Thank You Coach

    by , 09-30-2011 at 09:34 PM
    I just wanted to give a little thanks to my coach (Although I don't think he'll read this). I have a lot of things going at school and my parents only wanted me to fence once a week. Although in the beginning, he wanted me to go to two classes a week, my coach is starting to understand that I'm going at a different pace from others in the club. I just had a private lesson with him, and I just felt that he adjusted to my needs and I am so grateful for that. So, thank you coach for understanding me ...
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  5. Veteran World Championship 9/27-10/2/2011 - Croatia

    by , 09-30-2011 at 07:13 AM
    Ellen O'Leary and Delia Turner will be fencing one another in the Vet60 WS later today. Go USA!
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