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What is the Most difficult to Learn in Fencing August 10, 2008

Posted by sallehon in Uncategorized.

[This] is an Article from ‘Cut and Trust’ [sic], the bulletin of Egham Fencing Club, England, written by Derek Evered.

Within a year or so we can learn the basic strokes and moves (technique). Next we learn when to use each stroke (tactics). Then a lifetime trying to master correct timing and distance.

But in my opinion, the hardest task: is learning “Le sentiment de fer”. Please excuse my terrible accent in French. Though Winston Churchill also spoke infamous English French (”Fronglay”). A translation of “Le sentiment de fer” is “The feeling of the blade”.

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