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    -12th November 2018, 16:37
    Nick replied to a thread Gym work in Strength and Conditioning
    As a starting point, how old are you and what level are you competing at?
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    -6th November 2018, 17:12
    Nick replied to a thread B.u.c.s overhaul in University fencing
    Hi Mark, I think these proposals are interesting. Point 1 I think will fail to get traction on the basis that points are treated effectively like...
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    -6th November 2018, 16:13
    I think as you predict we would probably see an increase in counter attacking actions. I think we would also see an increase in blocking actions...
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    -3rd November 2018, 18:10
    One alternative would have been for both fencers to start with fifteen points (lives) and one to be removed each time you are hit. It then makes...
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    -1st November 2018, 13:54
    Nick replied to a thread B.u.c.s overhaul in University fencing
    I'm aware that most universities have rules against accepting outside members. I agree that it's not a fair trade, the University gets all of the...
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    -1st November 2018, 13:37
    The off target issue in foil only makes sense when you think about the context the weapon started out with. So the idea is that foil is used as a...
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    -1st November 2018, 13:09
    Do you think that this is something that clubs could or would implement by themselves or is it something that would need to be top down implemented...
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    -31st October 2018, 13:04
    grr spam
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    -29th October 2018, 11:33
    New questions. It looks like the forum has become less and less active over the years (I'm personally in favour of bringing back the orange colour...
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    -25th October 2018, 12:49
    Nick replied to a thread Darebee? in Strength and Conditioning
    I am honestly in favour of doing any sort of programme as long as it's sustainable, there's a plan and there's a way to measure progress/set targets....
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    -25th October 2018, 12:38
    Nick replied to a thread Reverse shoulder rule revoked in Foil
    apologies I shall try to be more controversial in future.;)
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    -25th October 2018, 12:35
    Nick replied to a thread When did we lose it? in Off Piste
    It's a shame that this is the result of your efforts. I think that attempting to integrate a University club with an external club may be a non...
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    -24th October 2018, 14:29
    Nick replied to a thread Reverse shoulder rule revoked in Foil
    My understanding of an "Epoil" is that it's a foil with an epee guard, so you can basically put whatever handle you like on it. That being said as...
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    -24th October 2018, 13:51
    Nick replied to a thread Reverse shoulder rule revoked in Foil
    That's really interesting, what was the split within the club between weapons? also did they have the option of changing weapons once they had...
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    -24th October 2018, 13:10
    Nick replied to a thread Reverse shoulder rule revoked in Foil
    I agree in part. Focusing on starting beginners with one of the other weapons has worked very well in some clubs I've seen. The first two clubs I...
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    -24th October 2018, 12:44
    Nick replied to a thread When did we lose it? in Off Piste
    Thankyou for your measured and thoughtful reply. I agree entirely with about 90% of what you say. I asked a couple of questions in one the other...
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    -23rd October 2018, 16:40
    Nick replied to a thread B.u.c.s overhaul in University fencing
    Interesting perspective, didn't answer either of my questions though ;) Assuming that BUCS fencing isn't perfect. -What do you think would...
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    -23rd October 2018, 16:35
    Nick replied to a thread When did we lose it? in Off Piste
    I do have to say I find your posts and general demeanor in the way you respond to people fascinating. While I think it may not be particularly...
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    -23rd October 2018, 14:54
    Nick replied to a thread B.u.c.s overhaul in University fencing
    I feel like I'm going to regret reviving this thread in any way but here goes... from what I've read, Plenty believes that BUCS fencing is broken...
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    -23rd October 2018, 14:26
    Hi Alex fantastic that you are promoting fencing in a new location. You are going to face a few different hurdles. First you will be faced with...
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    -23rd October 2018, 11:52
    New questions. It looks like the forum has become less and less active over the years (I'm personally in favour of bringing back the orange colour...
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    -23rd October 2018, 11:37
    Nick replied to a thread When did we lose it? in Off Piste
    On a side note, does anyone know how much the BFA saved each year by getting rid of the membership cards? This is something I've been thinking about...
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    -23rd October 2018, 11:22
    Nick replied to a thread When did we lose it? in Off Piste
    I'm a firm believer in the phrase "don't ask, don't get". I'm aware that often the supplier at the event is the key sponsor and is providing the...
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    -22nd October 2018, 17:24
    How many coaches carry out a written hit by hit analysis as they watch their fencer compete? I noticed this first watching Bob Meshkov coaching...
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    -22nd October 2018, 17:15
    Nick replied to a thread When did we lose it? in Off Piste
    Are you saying that you don't want events being watched live by members of the public? Are you saying that you don't want competitions to be used...
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    -22nd October 2018, 16:13
    Nick replied to a thread When did we lose it? in Off Piste
    I agree the allocation of funding to performance programs was a mistake and effectively was an attempt to teach fencers to fleche before they have...
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    -22nd October 2018, 14:09
    Nick replied to a thread Reverse shoulder rule revoked in Foil
    On a related note is there any chance that a conversation can be set up with an fie foil referee at an event some time soon where coaches can come...
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    -22nd October 2018, 10:45
    Nick replied to a thread When did we lose it? in Off Piste
    The cost of fencing is something I always find to be a fascinating question. Compared to things like Equestrian events, our membership fees,...
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    -22nd October 2018, 09:01
    Nick replied to a thread When did we lose it? in Off Piste
    As someone that missed most of my youth fencing and junior years through injuries and lack of available clubs I'm curious as to what the difference...
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Date of Birth
May 22, 1986 (32)
About Nick
Biography:
I'm an Epeeist from Devon, been fencing on and off since approx age 5.
I work as a Hypnotherapist/Life Coach and Sports Coach and as a Coach at Exeter City Fencing Club
Location:
Exeter Devon, Chelmsford Essex
Interests:
Fencing, Riding, Dancing.
Occupation:
Hypnotherapist, Sports Coach, Life Coach, Fencing Coach, Background Artist/Double

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