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  1. History of International FIE VET Fencing (etc)

    Hi All, I am interested in the antecedents of VET Fencing, particularly how it started. I've hit up my US colleagues and for their knowledge on facebook and Fencing.net. Apparently when it started I...
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    That is So punful. BTW, did you know that you can...

    That is So punful. BTW, did you know that you can get finger condoms? If your hand is slipping too much perhaps one or two of those might help? Large size to fit over the glove.
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    Looks like another of those great ideas which has...

    Looks like another of those great ideas which has problems. IMHO, whether completely pommeling or choking up you should have your index finger slightly (not entirely) wrapped around the grip....
  4. Thread: Gym work

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    A lot depends on what you have available. As...

    A lot depends on what you have available. As cross training at age 73, I'm concentrating on central core issues. In general I do six sets of 10 reps each. My thought is to start with what you can...
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    Sadly this is true though of importance primarily...

    Sadly this is true though of importance primarily in open VETs events. But having had my scalp taken this past weekend by a 17 year old leftie female in an open I've been forced to accept the facts...
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    ?? Did my browser just do some kind of meme warp...

    ??
    Did my browser just do some kind of meme warp and throw me into a different universe?
    Or is this a thread hijack and we should throw up our hands or be shot.
    In all honesty I don't mind...
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    I do that and it will be a category "A" medical...

    I do that and it will be a category "A" medical emergency.
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    Oh Yes. I've seen the tips on how to heat a...

    Oh Yes. I've seen the tips on how to heat a weight spring so it just barely passes weight test. Or setting the contact spring so it travels the bare minimum. Mostly beginners. And the blade will...
  9. Intermediate to Advanced Coach(es) in Foil and Saber Wanted

    Hello,
    If you are interested in trying coaching abroad, i.e.California USA, The Fencing Center of San Jose, California has openings for intermediate to advanced coach(es) in foil and saber. The club...
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    British VET World Championship Team

    Has the British VET World Championship Team been seleected yet? And is it posted anywhere?
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    Oh Well No longer Matters

    Looks like this no longer matters

    Hope no one got caught with airline tickets. Fortunately I was dithering over details.
    For once dithering has its advantages.
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    USA - UK Challenge/ Bath or Medway

    Any light to be shed on choice between Bath and Medway, Kent for this upcoming VET challenge?

    I've been to Bath several times but not Medway that I can remember, May 2-3. Dates seem ok. Any...
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    For those interested. Latest info we're hearing...

    For those interested. Latest info we're hearing stateside is that it's
    Debrecen, Hungary on the original dates of October 21-26, 2014.

    Travel arrangements? Air to Budapest, rail in airport to...
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    From the other side of the Atlantic. There was an...

    From the other side of the Atlantic. There was an issue with the date and venue. Not sure what. But from f.net:

    And Joe Beibel posted bit of info from a friend:


    Any comments?
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    Forum Rabbit Huh? Well has anyone on the eastern...

    Forum Rabbit Huh?
    Well has anyone on the eastern side of the Atlantic heard of any changes to the VET World Championship? I received the following and was wondering
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    Gyor, Hungary??

    Gyor, Hungary??
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    Sad Replying to my own post But

    Realize of course that "Hello" hates Reno

    http://www.fencing.net/forums/thread71442.html

    Just thought the joke might not travel the pond well.
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    2014 Vet World Championships Venue

    Has this been posted elsewhere? The Bay Cup Face Book 10/29/2013 05:51 PM :

    Hoping our British colleagues might have more information or maybe even confirmation or denial. The post while from a...
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    Just a couple of comments that might be of help...

    Just a couple of comments that might be of help though my experience is in the US.

    1. If you want a web presence to advertise your club then you will need to establish a website with some host....
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    Grumble, Rumble, such volunteers are off the...

    Grumble, Rumble, such volunteers are off the hook, but I'm still on according to my most recent reading.

    I've said before that I favor ignoring it until the dust settles. As Gav pointed out the UK...
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    Spotty and Reactive. States rights and all that....

    Spotty and Reactive. States rights and all that. Basically varied by locale and institution involved. NGB did not require background checks.

    While almost everyone is willing to accept that some...
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    You admit the US has finally outdone the Brits...

    You admit the US has finally outdone the Brits with regards to inanity? Still there's a sort of niggling feeling that.... Well it just feels not right. The timing, the lack of presence by the USFA...
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    Caution on using the US as an example. If you...

    Caution on using the US as an example. If you care to track the threads on this you will note there is a lot of kick back going on with regard to "Safer Fencing". Personally I'm ducking and waiting...
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    Quite understandable.

    Quite understandable.
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    Hinohito vs Paul Foil Bout

    In the Hinohito vs Paul bout Paul has, what looks to me, to be a very odd non-use of the off hand. From the video it looks like it cost him in flexibility/mobility. Does anyone know if this is his...
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