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    I like ScottishFencing's response above - and...

    I like ScottishFencing's response above - and don't think it's best for purpose to block foreign fencers from attending -
    Personally our club is a bit dismayed with england overseas selection change...
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    hello, the next newham one ( not to be confused...

    hello,
    the next newham one ( not to be confused with newham LPJS which is june ) is an EF u.15 ranking event i think.

    like you, i have been waiting for update on the calendar / excel rankings...
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    hello all, slight tangent, but when you...

    hello all,

    slight tangent, but when you consider that abroad for example many federations require medical certificate and specify 800N kit with 1600N mask for the young fencers - actually our...
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    Newham Series NJCS

    Hello,

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Newham Swords for starting the Newham Junior Challenge series -

    I have been to a few now, and
    a) the venue is fantastic
    b) the standard of...
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    agree and support wholeheartedly i don't know...

    agree and support wholeheartedly

    i don't know if BF can do this however as there are some 'employment regs' that make it difficult, as I understand things. However maybe there is a way round (...
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    hello, can anyone advise - have been...

    hello,
    can anyone advise - have been searching high and low for video of JMF team match GB V USA and i can't find ! if anyone has seen pls may post a link here ( it was epic result , just...
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    Um, R.verdon post - harsh truth There is also...

    Um,
    R.verdon post - harsh truth
    There is also though a lot to be said for 'confidence building' - there have been some excellent results and medals this last year !
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    Dear Ellie, Thank you , I for one really value...

    Dear Ellie,
    Thank you , I for one really value your input - it isn't often that the athletes post their views.

    I totally agree with you in that GB fencers and coaches deserve a huge...
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    All scientific evidence observes that prior (...

    All scientific evidence observes that prior ( early years ) learnt movements are the ones imprinted most deeply - hence if these movements are not learnt ( taught ) correctly , then there will always...
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    jWF best results so far - many congratulations...

    jWF best results so far - many congratulations Yvonne chart from Truro , fenced brilliantly against bianchin ( in fact looked like she could confidently have defeated her, as chart set up some nice...
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    Hello JohnL Also U.S.A binder in cwf -...

    Hello JohnL

    Also U.S.A binder in cwf - storming performance to gold medal. Women's foil usually quite cagey and monotonous but her use of 2nd intentions and reprise remise , plus stunning...
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    Thanks for the links - some fantastic fencing ,...

    Thanks for the links - some fantastic fencing , GB not doing so great ! JMF to go
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    hello, pls forgive incursion into new territory...

    hello,
    pls forgive incursion into new territory

    there is a good point here in that if one is down with flu on the 'vital' wkend then it banjaxes chance of selection - however, flip side is that...
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    dear professor higgins, i recently received a...

    dear professor higgins,

    i recently received a copy of your new comedy book - It was priceless, I couldn't stop laughing from the moment i picked it up until i put it down. one day I might get...
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    hello the fallacy is that our lives are not...

    hello
    the fallacy is that our lives are not dictated wholly by 'the market'; in the same sense that society has government, so do we as fencers have governance -
    I am in two minds generally...
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    it is a reductionist argument and based on a...

    it is a reductionist argument and based on a fallacy. We can quite easily use the same logic to demonstrate the inverse ; for example, whereby a small number of people defend a nation for derisory...
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    Hello sabeares I don't know if either of us can...

    Hello sabeares
    I don't know if either of us can state that definitively ! that is a huge assumption. Besides which the overall consideration is what is best for fencing, and uni fencing in...
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    Hello Double Riposte, I think your post is...

    Hello Double Riposte,

    I think your post is really good as it does address the core of the issue - But i keep repeating on the thread that this is not a proposal for single weapon leagues !!! Pls...
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    Hello random that is very well. But taken as...

    Hello random

    that is very well. But taken as a logical analysis the simple fact is that all things being equal ( competent back up as you refer ), that a first class sabreur has a far greater...
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    hello nick, the awarding of bucs score points in...

    hello nick,
    the awarding of bucs score points in a bucs match is solely to the winners of the match. as things stand, it is a an italian relay to 45 hits in each weapon, with the total number of...
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    hello , back again. To summarise, both paul (...

    hello , back again.

    To summarise, both paul ( foiling around ) and Nick E seem to see some limited merit in the suggestion ( with caveats ) for composite scoring… although Nick assumes that I am...
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    I mean just can't resist can you ?

    I mean just can't resist can you ?
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    I think some really good points raised here,...

    I think some really good points raised here,
    will revert after ( mad weekend )
    pls try not to throw too many grenades at my no doubt deserving little bunker !

    overall delighted conversation is...
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    hi paul, what a load of tosh ! first, I think...

    hi paul,
    what a load of tosh !
    first, I think doing not one fie diploma but then consecutive six months over five years at same fie faculty might just qualify me to understand the basic concept of...
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    hello nick, clearly the concept won't work in...

    hello nick,

    clearly the concept won't work in Lincolnshire , and with your set up it sounds like you would prefer all weapons on same match ! but it can work very well in London. Why not give...
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