Fencing

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This category is concerning fencing as a sport, not as in the things that mark boundaries. Only ask questions that concern fencing as a sport.

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Cutting up watermelons , I would imagine.
Fencing is a sport that evolved from the conflict of two combatants armed with swords.
The target area depends on the weapon that you are using. If you are fencing Epee, the target area is your opponent's entire body. If you are fencing Saber, the target area is your opponent's body from the waist up. If you are fencing the third and final weapon, Foil, the target area is simply...
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When coming en garde, a fencer will stand with his/her knees slightly bent, and the foot that corresponds to the hand holding the blade placed forward. This foot will face forward, while the other foot will stay behind and should point 90 degrees to the side.
The director of a fencing bout will issue the command to "Fence" to begin a bout or a touch within the bout. The single word "Fence" is all they need say. However, some referees in the United States and all referees in international competitions will use French, the official international language...
When a fencer crosses the rear boundary of a fencing strip, his opponent will receive a point. This is the equivalent of receiving a red card.\n
Most fencing clubs throughout the United States will offer training for all three weapons of fencing. \n
Salle means room in the French language. LaVerne is most likely aname, some sort of proper noun. Therefore, it is probably a propernoun that is associated with a room. Salle LaVerne is a fencing club in Torrance, California. Sallemeans "hall" in French and is the traditional name for a fencingroom...
yes as long as you follow your faint with an immediate other attack to enforce your attack so the ref will not call the action halt.
the bout goes to whoever gets the next touch whit no time limit
The sword was of course used for duels among nobles. It was also a badge of class and honour. Swords were usually very expensive because they required a very skilled smith to craft them. To carry a sword showed how vastly wealthy you were. In many cultures only upper classes were even permitted to...
Typically known as fencing clubs or centers, you can find a complete listing of all clubs registered with the United States Fencing Association at the following address: http://www.fencing.net/fencing-clubs/
The most common method of thrusting forward in the sport of fencing makes use of the lunge.
Attacks can be delivered in a variety of ways, but the lunge is the staple attack. First the arm is extended with the point of the weapon aimed towards the target, then the front foot is lifted and moved forwards by the straightening of the back leg. The back foot remains where it is. Power...
Swords were a common possession for soldiers, leaders, and many common folk in the 1400's.
The goal of fencing is to score points, called touches, on one's opponent. There are three weapons used in fencing. 1. EPÉE Epeeists use a weapon called an epée, which has a large round handle. The equipment for epée includes a chest protector, a mask, and a white jacket that extends to...
The three types of sword used in fencing are: . Epee . Foil . Saber
In the sport of fencing there are three different types of blades used by fencers. Different rules are used for matches depending on which blades are being used. Foil - a light and flexible blade (with a rectangular cross section) tapering to a point with a rubber safety tip. Épée -...
A foil is to fencing as a boxing glove is to boxing.
Often called a 'circular parry' or 'counter ____' the blank being sixte, quarte etc where the blade is 'taken' and allows neatly for a riposte or disengage
People take up the sport of fencing for many reasons. Some of these may include the desire for recreational exercise, the desire to participate in a sport with a long history, or even an attempt to better educate themselves in various martial arts and self-defense.
I believe that you are allowed to have your mask different colors. I know many fencers who have different colored masks. You can buy them from different companies. I have seen red and white as mask colors.
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In Europe and France I believe. I am a beginner at fencing and I am catching up on the basics. Message me!
Offence. They are not defensive weapons, a sword is used to parry, slash, hack, and stab.
Swords are not useful anymore because they have very short range
Used to acknowledge a hit in fencing or a successful criticism or an effective point in argument.. Touche, a conjugation of the French verb toucher, meaning to touch.
Fencing is definitely worth a try. The first day I began to fence, I fell in love with the sport. It's a lot of fun, and you get a lot of exercise. If you have any other questions about this sport, let me know! :-)It is really good fun and there is a good social life.x
Depends in what category; for example: in combat, there in limitless uses for a sword, maybe not smart uses, but uses nonetheless. In practical situations, swords have an infinite amount of uses, just like asking how many uses are there for a cog, knife, or screwdriver.
A very good epee coach whom I have had in NJ (all though I believe he travels to different states too, and he is Hungarian) is Kornel Udvarhelyi. He is a very intense epee coach, and if you train with him, expect sore muscles!
The jacket that you wear during fencing, is a white shirt with gloves, and a helmet. That's what people wear during fencing.
In foil, the target area is from the neck, down to the groin, but it goes around to the back also.
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There are many different things that can affect the cost of fencing. If you want to take lessons, there are generally fees involved with that. If it's not provided by a club you take lessons with, you'll want to purchase a sword, a jacket, a glove, and a mask. If you want to compete in a tournament,...
Ferule The Actual answer is Foible
It depends on what weapon you're fencing, and whether you're fencing dry or electrics. Typically when fencing dry, you wear a jacket, mask, glove, chest protector, underarm protector, and knickers, for any weapon. When fencing electrics, as you would in a tournament, you would add to that a body...
There are three types of weapons in fencing; foil, epee, and saber The parts are different from one another in each weapon, but all have the same general layout. The grip: the "handle" where the fencer holds the weapon. There are MANY different types of grips. The bell-guard: The metal area...
with the invention of firearms, swords started to fall by the wayside. with firearms, you have projectiles, swords don't. think about lining up a roman legion against several machine guns. the machine guns would destroy the romans. swords just became ineffective, though are still occasionally used...
Your fingers and hand are important. But for the footwork the back leg as u have to drive with it. But there are so many diffrent places can't name them all bit I would say fingers and back leg are the most important
Well it depends what you mean. If you mean how do you fence then I can answer that as I am a fencer myself but only 11. Well it is two armed people stabbing each other if you want to learn join a club like in Morpeth Northumberland Leisure center. it is very fun! Contact me for more info!
Look on british fencing website and you cn find a club to go to
Bell guards are made of different metals, typically steel, or aluminum.
Ann Brannon was a British Women's fencer who competed in the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics.
No . fencing uses bendable blades made of aluminum alloy for the most part. These blades are not meant to harm, and so are not sharp. The tips are flat, also not sharp, so as to avoid injury. Yes. Many swords are still used in cutting demonstrations,contests, etc and I've heard of one case of...
The earliest fencing handbooks were published at the beginning the Renaissance, and the earliest precise date on one of these handbooks is 1409 (Flos Duellatorum). One could say that the sport that we know today as fencing started around then. However, the sport fencing has changed greatly and has...
Practice! There are a lot of exercises you can do to get stronger and faster. Box jumps (jumping with both feet onto a surface about two feet up, and back down), squats (going all the way down and jumping back up, lunging from a squat, holding a squat so thighs are parallel to the floor), playing...
Because in epee or foil if a person is hit in head the rust could break the metal and allow the point to hit the persons face.
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A field is open space such as paddocks and courts are enclosed spaces such as basketball. Court is also used as reference to law as it is an enclosed area for judge and jury business.
The winner of the 1965 NCAA Fencing Championships was Columbia, under coach Irving DeKoff, and New York U. in second, under coach Hugo Castello. There was no women's division in fencing in the NCAA organization yet, so it was just men competing. The Individual Men's Foil champion was Joe Nalven,...
They are choreographed just like any other simulated fighting in a film, and the shots are planned. Also they may not occur in the sequence in which you see them but may be filmed more than once from different angles and then edited together. Sometimes, such as in Troy the actors move more slowly...
Escrime . Firstly fencing isn't 'played', it's, well, fenced. It's more a verb in it's own right!. Fencing is done with two opponents facing one another on a 'piste' or 'strip', hooked up to a box by electrical wire. The box will light and make a sound when a hit is touched. This is individual...
Sword fighting was primarily used to settle disputes in the past.
Currently, three types of weapon are used in Olympic fencing:. Foil: a light thrusting weapon; the valid target is restricted to the torso; double hits are not allowed.. Épée: a heavier thrusting weapon; the valid target area covers the entire body; double hits are allowed.. Sabre: a light...
There are clubs in most major cities in Florida. To find a specific club, please see the link below.
A defense from an attack.. A defense from an attack.
One could successfully argue that fencing has been around since the day that swords were made. Fencing is essentially two opponents, both armed, fighting each other in a duel.
Is called a fencer. You may want to use a verb next time.
Fencing can be found at numerous clubs and centers around the world.
Quads are one of the most important. But especially for epeeists (especially during those energetic 4-minute bouts, 3min +1min overtime) shoulder, bicep, and forearm muscles are helpful if you don't want to get sluggish and have issues holding the weapon up.
the steeper the angle of attack the easier it is for your opponent to pare' your thrust or lunge. the steeper the angle of attack, the less your thrust is lined up with your line of sight, giving a larger emphasis on depth perception in the attack, and in a stressed, rushed situation, that often...
The verb to fence is derived from the noun fence , with an original meaning of "the act of defending", etymologically derived from Old French defens "defence", ultimately from the Latin. The first attestation of Middle English fens "defence" dates to the 14th century
It depends mostly on the weapon. Also there are many types of parries that are possible and there are many different directions that you can parry. But the most common is the opposition parry. In epee a 4 opposition is done by moving your fencing hand across and up of your body so that by the time...
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If you mean whitewashing one like tom sawyer...then yes, if you mean fighting with swords, then no.
Ther four wooden rails/post running from the post in the ground
That would be Sabre fencing.
The sabre is a type of sword. It is predominantly a slashing weapon. Points can be obtained by contact on the entire edge of the weapons, unlike the epee, which is a stabbing weapon only.
Eppe, foil, and saber EDIT: Actually, those are the styles of fencing. Different rules apply to each.
Spadassin Fencing Club is located 16 miles west in Temple City.
It depends on the type of fencing you want to do (foil sabar or eppe) most people start out with foil but i would recomend you go to a club and try out all 3 before buying equipment. There are lots of things to buy including body cords, a mask, mask cords, a glove, a lame, a jacket ect.
Straight up over the sholders.
\nA Fencing Bout Starts In The Following Order:\n. \n. Two Fencers Who Fence The Same Weapon Hook Up On A Strip With A Box That Transmits Electricity To A Scoring Machine Which Turns One Light Red And One Green [Whatever]In Foil And Saber the Box May Turn A Light Whitish Color.\n. \n. The Two...
A great deal of the answer will depend on the type of sword and the skill of the person using it. A two handed broadsword is going to be lucky to get in one blow a second and probably be much slower than that. A foil would be able to make several strikes in a second, but the are not likely to...
Aldo Nadi (1899-1965) is considered by many to be the greatest fencer of all time.
The US hometown fencing hopeful for the 2008 Olympics was Mariel Zagunis for the Women's Sabre competition. She ended up getting first.
The standard adult blade is 90 centimeters from the bell guard to the tip.