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Fencing...and I guess Kendo too...but more Fencing

Postby datdo » Tue 02.27.2007 8:17 pm

Hey I fence. Do you fence? Do you like fencing?

I was also wondering if any one knew how fencing is in Japan or if it is unheard of and only kendo exists.

Oh and if you don't know what fencing is heres a [url=en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fencing]wikipedia entry[/url]
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RE: Fencing...and I guess Kendo too...but more Fencing

Postby AJBryant » Wed 02.28.2007 12:07 am

Sabre and epee.

And Japan has some damned good fencers.


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RE: Fencing...and I guess Kendo too...but more Fencing

Postby zengargoyle » Wed 02.28.2007 1:25 am

epee (and a lefty to boot), but not in about 20 years.
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RE: Fencing...and I guess Kendo too...but more Fencing

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 02.28.2007 10:47 am

I was invited to a kendojo with a friend in Japan, they let me warm up, but didn't let me do any kata.. good thing, cause after the invisible chair (where you place your back against a wall and slide down into a seated position with legs at a 90 bent..) for 7 mins, I wasn't ready for much else.. lol

In my current shape, I might be able to do it for 30secs.. lol
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Postby Mike Cash » Wed 02.28.2007 1:17 pm

datdo wrote:
Hey I fence. Do you fence? Do you like fencing?

I was also wondering if any one knew how fencing is in Japan or if it is unheard of and only kendo exists.


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Postby anikaliki » Wed 02.28.2007 5:15 pm

I've fenced a couple times, but it just wasn't my thing, ya know?
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Postby Seapony » Wed 02.28.2007 6:24 pm

Foil and Sabre, but it's been half a lifetime ago. Opted to keep up my archery instead.

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Postby Seapony » Wed 02.28.2007 6:27 pm

zengargoyle wrote:
epee (and a lefty to boot), but not in about 20 years.


Never used an epee. I see a couple of you have. I wonder what I've been missing.

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Postby chikara » Wed 02.28.2007 7:33 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
My friend knows about it.

Mike-san's friend is very helpful. It never ceases to amaze me how many people ask questions on internet forums when the answer they seek is so simple for them to find on the internet. If you're not sure how have a look here. Or listen to Bart. ;)

As for me, I prefer fencing on a bigger scale such as this one and this one. :D :D
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Postby Seapony » Wed 02.28.2007 7:57 pm

That's like the Great Wall only for Dingos.

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Postby Kagemaru » Wed 02.28.2007 8:12 pm

Seapony wrote:
That's like the Great Wall only for Dingos.


Lindy Chamberlain may disagree with you on that one ;)
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Postby Tspoonami » Wed 02.28.2007 8:14 pm

As fencees go, ... This looks painful. Of course, you also have fences. And this kind...

I've always wanted to take up kendo.
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RE: Fencing...and I guess Kendo too...but more Fencing

Postby chikara » Wed 02.28.2007 8:22 pm

Seapony wrote:
That's like the Great Wall only for Dingos.

:D

It's funny you should say that. There is a television commercial here for an ISP (BigPond) and a boy doing his homework asks his father why they built the Great Wall of China and the father tells him it was to keep the rabbits out.
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Postby Ino » Tue 03.06.2007 8:46 pm

I'm going to start a fencing class at my college soon. I'm really excited!! Kendo sounds fun too... but I don't think they offer it where I live... sad...
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