fencing




 
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Boots
 
May 13th, 2004  
Achilles
 
 

Topic: fencing


I enjoy sword fighting, its a lot harder than it looks, as you have to be constantly moving thinking, manuvering at the same time
May 13th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
What type of fencing do you practice? Im guessing the european kind because kendo and other asian sword wielding arts are even more complex, but highly effective.
May 13th, 2004  
night stalker
 
My airsoft team and I have been looking into fencing. Is it fun? It looks like it would be. Is there any good books on fencing that u may have read?
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Boots
May 13th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Believe it or not, I got two years of fencing (foil) under my belt.
Once you got the basic parries and footwork down, it's actually pretty effective to just improvise from there (at least at my skill level ). I kind of crossed some wrestling "psyching out" techniques with my fencing, like aiming for the head (even though it doesn't count) just to put my opponent off balance (like you would push against your opponent's forehead in wrestling to get them mad enough to do something stupid).
May 13th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
fencing? You bet! why i dont know how many acres of triple strand d-ok barbed wire ive layed over the years...

seriously..i tried my hand with the epee a number of times..and was shisk-kabobed every time. give me a cutlass any day...
May 13th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Conley
fencing? You bet! why i dont know how many acres of triple strand d-ok barbed wire ive layed over the years...
You too? I love heading out with my posthole digger and a trailer load of railroad ties and planting a mile-long stretch of creosote trees. I can see why it was so popular back in the day in Europe.
May 14th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
I spent two years taking fencing lessons before NJROTC...one year of foil, one of saber. Saber is the most fun by far...also the mosst difficult.
May 14th, 2004  
Jamoni
 
I've done a little epee, VERY little Iaido, and a whole hell of a lot of Escrima. I liked fencing, but I don't have the finesse to be really good. I'm a hack and slash kind of guy, fast but not graceful.
May 14th, 2004  
Lt_Strony
 
 
In my junior high pe class we got to do fencing (it was a private school) but it was pretty fun that at school we got to "control" fight with our friends with foils...
May 15th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
I still say ju-jitsu with a katana is harder to master and yes ive tried both.