So last night i finely signed up.
6 week beginner course in foil, epee and sabre.
Really looking forward to this, i’ve got to get back into shape and I am not a gym kind of guy.
I love swords and have always wanted to “take a stab” at european fencing.
Good luck. Keep us posted on how it goes. I’ve always considered taking fencing lessons - if nothing else, I want to be trained with some type of edged weapon in the event of a zompocolypse
I’ve got some questions, but I suspect you won’t know much of the specifics until you’ve taken a few classes.
Wow, you didn’t sign up in Hudson did you? My friends just started a month or so ago. So far they are not very forthcoming with how they like (or dislike) it.
Glad you found something fun to do to keep moving!
I’m jealous! I wanted to do that too, but when I looked into the one local fencing club I could find it was prohibitively expensive.
Only six weeks and all three weapons being covered? Heavy.
Have fun, and keep your brain in the point.
You can practice at my place. I have a fence that’s falling down.
Be prepared for sore butt muscles…
The lessons start with foil, I think thats the focus.
No, not Hudson, Lakewood,
Great fun. I was on the fencing team briefly in school. You’ll have a blast.
One note: DO NOT show up with your neighbor’s stereo. They will call the police on you.
a. One who receives and sells stolen goods.
b. A place where stolen goods are received and sold.
4. To sell (stolen goods) to a fence.
4. To act as a conduit for stolen goods.
Enjoy! I took a semester of fencing in college, then spent a few years with a theatrical fencing group after I graduated. I loved it, and it’s one of those things I wish I could get back to.
I took fencing in college and had a lot of fun - well, except for this tall, thin black woman who just destroyed me.
She was so good - man, she could stick that epee into the same exact spot time after time until it started to hurt, even with the padding!
I hated and envied her skill at the same time.
Still, I really liked that class although I went in with low expectations. I remember thinking I would like to take another class someday, but the opportunity never came again.
My 10-year-old is starting a beginners fencing class (épée only) this Friday. He’s been wanting to for years and is now old enough. I hope he loves it.
Dang, I wish I could get to Lakewood (or Hudson) on a regular basis! I still have all my equipment from when I fenced competitively in college – women’s epee.
When you lose a match, be sure to exclaim…
“Curses! Foiled again!”
Have fun! I took foil for 2 of my 4 PE requirements in college. I was never very good at it, but it was a lot of fun. And, when the Sith attack, you’ll be ready.
i always say:
“Lightly I toss my hat away,
Languidly over my arm let fall
The cloak that covers my bright array –
Then out swords, and to work withal!
A Launcelot in his Lady’s hall…
A Spartacus, at the Hippodrome!..
I dally awhile with you, dear jackal,
Then, as I end the refrain, thrust home!”
So what kind of fencing are you doing? Picket? Page wire? Chain-link?