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bossyburrito
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10/17/2012 11:47:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
How hard is it to get into fencing? Also, is "fencers" the correct term to use?
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10/17/2012 11:51:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
What are the differences between "swords"?
How much is equipment going to cost?
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10/17/2012 11:54:49 PM
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Did you kow that almost all forms of fighting using swords rarely ever have the swords hitting each other if done correctly?
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10/17/2012 11:57:01 PM
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At 10/17/2012 11:54:49 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Did you kow that almost all forms of fighting using swords rarely ever have the swords hitting each other if done correctly?

I would think that parrying is important because it disrupts their motions.
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10/17/2012 11:59:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/17/2012 11:57:01 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 10/17/2012 11:54:49 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Did you kow that almost all forms of fighting using swords rarely ever have the swords hitting each other if done correctly?

I would think that parrying is important because it disrupts their motions.

Yes, but oly in the rarer of circumstances, and often done with the shield or hilt, NEVER with the bare blade. Doing that will give you a glorified crowbar.
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Nur-Ab-Sal
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11/3/2012 10:08:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/17/2012 11:47:42 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
How hard is it to get into fencing? Also, is "fencers" the correct term to use?

Just join a local club. See www.askfred.net for a listing of clubs. You'll need to join USFA too.

Yes, the term fencers is correct to use when referring to the collective. But if you're talking to a specific fencer, you can call them a foilist, ep"eist, etc., depending on what weapon they use.
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11/3/2012 10:14:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/17/2012 11:59:45 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 10/17/2012 11:57:01 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 10/17/2012 11:54:49 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Did you kow that almost all forms of fighting using swords rarely ever have the swords hitting each other if done correctly?

I would think that parrying is important because it disrupts their motions.

Yes, but oly in the rarer of circumstances, and often done with the shield or hilt, NEVER with the bare blade. Doing that will give you a glorified crowbar.

wait, what? Parrying is just as important as any other technique in fencing. In foil and sabre, it gives you right of way.
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