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The Eye Of The Storm blog September 22, 2009

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R and M have been going to fencing class most of the summer. I’ve blogged about it before. I think the timing was somewhat inspired, to be honest. Here’s why

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Salle Green: Why We Do Continuing Education September 22, 2009

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The Salle’s status as a Guild Academy of the United States Fencing Coaches Association requires that we complete at least 4 hours of continuing education for each coach, in our case a minimum of 20 hours.  We did a lot more than that minimum

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Live Coverage of the 2009 Fencing World Championships September 22, 2009

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Written by Craig Harkins    
Monday, 21 September 2009 

Universal Sports will broadcast the 2009 Fencing World Championships live each day from October 3rd through October 8th at 10:30AM ET daily

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Local clubs, classes display skills straight out of the movies September 22, 2009

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September 21, 2009

Who hasn’t dreamed of engaging in swordplay? Movie lore has brought fencing to the big screen with swashbuckler movies like The Three Musketeers, Robin Hood, Zorro and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Even James Bond has it mastered in his repertoire of spy skills, brought to life in “Die Another Day.”

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vermont: Bigelow to teach fencing September 21, 2009

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Reformer Staff

BRATTLEBORO– M3play fencing for ages 9-13 will be held on Mondays after school.

The instructor, Ian Bigelow, has 10 years experience in fencing and in other martial arts. He now focuses on Italian Rapier (Renaissance form of fencing) and German Longsword (Medieval fencing form).

He is passionate about fencing and playing in Renaissance Faires and Society for Creative Anachronism events. For this program, Bigelow will focus on technique and control through cuts, guards, footwork and drills.

The cost is $112 pre-paid for six weeks, plus $10 materials/snack. For more information, go to www.m3play.org or contact Jeanne-Marie Sutherland at 802-380-8777

hollywood club to open oct 1 September 21, 2009

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“located at the heart of Downtown Hollywood, near Young Circle and alongside its multitude of restaurants, shops and cafes”

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Jungletwins blog: decided to revolutionize the sport of fencing September 21, 2009

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The sport of fencing is in serious need of a revolution, based on the footage I saw last Olympics. First of all, they don’t even used swords- they use electrified toasting forks and turkey basters. Well, that’s what they look like anyway. And they don’t circle each other and yell Momma insults. The two competitors stay on a narrow little runway and jab at each other for about 6 seconds before what sounds like a microwave alarm goes off, and the match is over. Waiting for pop tarts is more exciting, I’m telling you

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arizona: Fencing in a wheelchair September 21, 2009

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Fencers with disabilities discover surprising advantage
by Bert Sass
Special Projects Producer – Sept. 18, 2009 08:23 PM
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Wheelchair fencing has been recognized as a sport for more than 50 years. But a Valley organization is trying something different: allowing wheelchair fencers to face off against able-bodied competitors.

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florida: Werner Meudt September 21, 2009

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Fencing expert slices stereotype
By Thomas Becnel

Published: Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 1:00 a.m.

VENICE

When I heard that an instructor named Werner Meudt had started a fencing program at the South County YMCA, I was hoping for a Prussian taskmaster with a thick accent and a strict manner.

A dueling scar, too.

Maybe a monocle.

Instead, I found a kindly older gentleman sharing his sport with a group of kids

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jocelyn encourages and inspires July 1, 2009

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on wednesday, july 1, jocelyn, visiting from new york, led us in a fun warm-up and some good drills, then critiqued our bouting.