Fencing

  • rndale

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    Sep 22, 2010 11:14 AM GMT
    Does anyone Fence?
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    Sep 26, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    I took lessons for a time. Like most things in life, it is much more difficult than it looks. I enjoyed it but ended up with too many competing interests to continue.
  • misternick

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    Sep 26, 2010 3:33 PM GMT
    I took lessons a few times in my life. Mostly in college, when I realized it counted for my gym credits =)
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    Oct 09, 2010 10:44 PM GMT
    I'm getting closer and closer every day to taking lessons...always wanted to try it...just have too many other hobbies right now.
    Whether or not I take lessons, I'll definitely buy a couple fencing swords just to have for fun.
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    Oct 09, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
    I tried fencing at University. Stuck with it for about a year. Honestly it wasn't violent enough for me. icon_eek.gif I would sometimes get disqualified for "accidently" using the side of the blade to smack my opponent if I felt really agressive.
    However it really improves one's dexterity and finesse/grace and cardio!!
    It's a beautiful sport to watch. The athletes are as graceful as dancers!!
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    Keith
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    Oct 09, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
    I fenced for 3 years and loved it. I love all the sword arts such as Iaido, Kendo, Iaijutsu, Kendo, Battōjutsu, etc.
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    Oct 21, 2010 1:55 PM GMT
    Update: I just ordered a pair of fencing swords. Naked fencing anyone? icon_biggrin.gif
  • QHCAguy

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    Oct 21, 2010 2:56 PM GMT
    I've done a LOT of fencing:

    090413_09_MetalPostBarbedWireFence.jpg

    Does this count? ;)
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    Oct 21, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    Foil for 3 years and saber for 1. Definitely going back to saber once I'm settled back in the US.
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    Oct 23, 2010 11:27 AM GMT
    QHCAguy saidI've done a LOT of fencing:

    090413_09_MetalPostBarbedWireFence.jpg

    Does this count? ;)
    Nope. That kind of fencing is way too dangerous. I've been cut up really bad doing that kind of fencing. icon_lol.gif
  • BeNiHiKoU

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    Oct 23, 2010 12:22 PM GMT
    ...icon_smile.gif.. For 2 consecutive years, indeed.... Fencing was one of 3 required extra-curricular activities - along with swimming & equestrianism - at the French charter elementary school I attended back in my country. Swimming was vetoed right off the bat - I suspect parental hydrophobia..icon_evil.gif - and horses, at close range, are just plain frightening and unattractive to me - not to mention that my ass seriously hurt after the first ride!!... So, fencing it was... & I loved every bit of it - nothing to do with getting repeatedly poked!!!..icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 23, 2010 12:38 PM GMT
    me prefers Japanese swordfighting
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    Oct 23, 2010 5:16 PM GMT
    amar_m saidme prefers Japanese swordfighting
    If you know how, teach me! I've got a few swords on order, and will be ordering more very soon. Basically the collection I always wanted. icon_biggrin.gif
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Oct 23, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    I fenced all through college. It's a fun sport, and the constant lunging will do wonders for your thighs.

    Naked fencing, though, it best done with only the sword you're born with. There's a reason why you've got all that protective gear.
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    Oct 23, 2010 7:24 PM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidNaked fencing, though, it best done with only the sword you're born with.
    What if you're born with a short sword?
  • MarvelClimber

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    Oct 23, 2010 7:33 PM GMT
    Fenced sabre since I started college in 2000. It puts you in great shape if you practice about 3x/week for 2-3 hours per session. If you do it for as long as I do you will need to do other exercises to balance out your body. Your lead leg, arm, and shoulder will be noticably bigger than the other side. But that's after a long time fencing competitively like I have. I can't imagine my life without it. I even emailed the RJ Support to have it added on the list of sports you can check in your profile.
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    Nov 04, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    QHCAguy saidI've done a LOT of fencing:

    090413_09_MetalPostBarbedWireFence.jpg

    Does this count? ;)


    Ha, I've done a lot of both kinds! I grew up on a cattle farm, so there was no getting out of this kind. Hell, I used to have to use a hand-operated post hole digger before we got one on the tractor.

    I fenced foil really seriously for about eight years, training for the Olympics with a Russian coach. Quitting was the best thing I ever did, though; it gave me the freedom to pursue the things I really loved instead of things I was merely good at.
  • masculumpedes

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    Nov 04, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    None can best me with a rapier in my hand icon_wink.gif
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Nov 04, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    I fenced in grad school. Every once in a while at the gym, if NObody is around, I stand and run through my parries in the mirror, just to see my form. Dorky as hell, I know, but hey...
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    Nov 04, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    I trained with the fencing club in college for a semester, mostly with épée. It was TONS of fun (and I wasn't half-bad), but my courseload and other extracurriculars made it difficult to attend practice. Glad I had the experience, though!
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    Nov 04, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    malefeet saidNone can best me with a rapier in my hand icon_wink.gif
    I bet my rapier is longer than yours. icon_razz.gif
  • jedwood

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    Nov 14, 2010 7:28 AM GMT
    Been fencing for 8 years now, epee mostly, but I know the other two well enough. Worked at a professional fencing academy for the better part of 2 years, too. Picked up enough knowledge about the sport to love it for the rest of my life! Hell of a workout, too.
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    Nov 20, 2010 9:05 AM GMT
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    Nov 26, 2010 12:00 AM GMT
    spam
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    Jan 01, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    Sabre here, loved every minute of it....my legs never looked better