Welcome to the March edition of the Newton Abbot & Totnes Fencing club newsletter, don’t the forget the Devon Competitons:-
–The Exeter Open, 28th March, University of Exeter Sport Park (Main Sports Hall), EX4 4QN,
£25 per event -Mens Epee/Foil/Sabre & Womens Epee/Foil/Sabre.
1 round of Pools followed by DE. All entries will be taken via Sport80 (https:bf.sport80.com) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date 24/03/2020
–The Wellington Open ’20 Saturday 16th May & Sunday 17th May Princess Royal Sports Complex, TA21 8NT, £25 per event-16th, Mens & Womens Epee : 17th, Mens & Womens Foil & Sabre.
I am running an Emergency First Aid at Work course (eFAW) on Sunday 26th April (6 ½ hour course, 09.00-16.00hrs) at Exeter University.
The course is certificated and valid for 3 years and will cost £40 (normally I would charge £60 and the money will go towards our club, so as well as attending and learning a life skill your money will go back into our club-everyones a winner !!)
My maximum numbers for the course will be 12 (6 places already booked) & it will be a first come first served basis, my contact details are email@example.com or 07599 834694.
Another very useful artice from our own fencing Master, Jan Lacey:-
‘The Advantages of using the required distance”
If your opponent steps back when you deliver your lunge, you will not reach your opponent. The way to correct this is to move your back foot up to your front foot, then deliver your lunge – this will then reach your opponent.
An opponent who steps back from your Riposte then the same tactics should be used. That is to say, it is most important to move your back foot up to your front foot at the same time. Time as you execute your Parry, then your Riposte will reach your opponent
If you’re really into theory as well as the practice of our art of fencing, here’s another 3 x books to read, I found them really easy to follow and full of very useful tips
Congratulations on our own Jan Lacey, Fencing Master at Newton Abbot fencing club, who has worked tirelessely – as has Jim & John – for years & years passing on his excellent knowledge and brilliant people skills. The Fencers at Newton Abbot all contributed to buy Jan a little something to say a very big THANK YOU !