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Fencing club is a smash hit September 22, 2009

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Published Date: 10 September 2009
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POCKLINGTON has a healthy sports life, but not many people will be aware of the thriving fencing club based in the town.
The Ridings Sabre Club get together on a Wednesday evening inside Francis Scaife Sports Centre, a group of people gather to practise a sport surrounded by a Hollywood-inspired aura of glamour and heroics

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Wrexham Fencing Club members compete for Wales June 15, 2009

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May 14 2009 by David Bergin, Wrexham Mail

Welsh Veteran Fencing Team were in action recently with several members of Wrexham Fencing Club among the party

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Tarbert Academy pupil in national fencing team June 15, 2009

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Published:  15 May, 2009
A TEENAGER from the Kilberry area is successfully competing in the world of fencing.

William Minshall, who attends Tarbert Academy, has recently competed in the Scottish Fencing Championships for Under 17’s (cadets) and Under 20’s (juniors) with great success by becoming runner up and claiming silver medals in both finals of the Foil discipline

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Fighting Fit – The Exciting Sport of Fencing June 14, 2009

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Author: Sam Stevenson
Published: 14th June 2009 23:56

There’s something rather nostalgic and alluring about fencing: it evokes an age when chivalry reigned, duels were fought for honour and women hit the smelling salts at the sight of a pair of breeches (when they weren’t off masquerading as highwaymen!). There can’t be many a red-blooded man or woman who didn’t enjoy the spectacle of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones fighting it out in ‘The Mask of Zorro’. However, as I have come to learn, the large, dramatic and noisy techniques used to make sword fighting look spectacular on film are very different to the subtle, precise movements that make fencing effective

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Jonny Dangerous tackles wheelchair fencing June 8, 2009

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Jun 7 2009 by Jonny Greatrex, Sunday Mercury

AS I peer through the thick gauze of my head-guard, I can just about make-out the shape of Simon Wilson waving his epee sword at me

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the fencing competition from the 1908 london olympic games June 8, 2009

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The Fencing Competitions at the Olympic Games consisted of five events, which will be will be described here in the described here in the following order: ÉPée Individual, ÉPée Team Fight, Sabre Individual, Sabre Team Fight, Foil Display.

Foil play, not being in the opinion of the organisers a form of sport which is improved by competition, was given a special place in the Olympic programme

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Wrexham Fencing Club scoops top national award December 27, 2008

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Published Date: 26 December 2008
WREXHAM Fencing Club has been hailed as a ‘beacon of excellence’ in a prestigious nationwide-based awards ceremony.

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Autumn Lightning blog: The Plague of Bent Arm Fencing December 6, 2008

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

There is a malady sweeping the land, plagueing young and old alike. It is the curse of attacking with a bent arm. So many people forget to advance their point toward the target and it particularly seems to affect tall fencers; those who should be using their reach to full advantage! Maybe it’s a consequence of actually being tall when you’ve had to grow up trying not to stand out in a crowd, but it certainly doesn’t help in fencing. It’s even more pointless (ho ho) when it afflicts a shorter fencer as it reduces the chance of a succesful hit even more. If only there were a vaccine but until one is found we must rely on patient coaches calling “Get your arm out!” from the sides of pistes

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“neat hands” quaker fencer blog December 4, 2008

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Like most fencers, I admire good qualities and skills that I lack. There are plenty of those. For instance, almost all fencers are faster and more accurate than me. I can usually beat beginners. Occasionally a better fencer will have an off day and I’m learning to take advantage. But that’s about it. And my age is against me.

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Fencing – Grant for classes ‘to fence like James Bond’ November 16, 2008

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10:00am Friday 14th November 2008

YOUNG people will get the chance to fence like James Bond with the help of a Lottery grant.

The project is one of four ‘Awards for All’ grants in South Lakeland and 94 in the North West totalling £680,221.

Kendal Fencing Club has received £1,903 to stage a series of training courses and open days for schoolchildren and community groups from now until the end of the year in the Kendal Lads and Girls Club.

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