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    Entry list on website

    On the Manchester Cadet website I can't seem to get more that the first page of the Men's Foil entry list. When I click on page 2, 3 or 4 it just takes me back to the entry registration page.
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    Could be, though Chen is a naturally pressing...

    Could be, though Chen is a naturally pressing fencer rather than someone who sits there and soaks it up.
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    I'd be interest to hear any opinions on this...

    I'd be interest to hear any opinions on this point. I was at Kazan for the individual events as coach for David Alexander and with the Irish contingent. David eventually went out to Haiwei Chen CHN...
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    A funny little moment from yesterdays Men's Foil...

    A funny little moment from yesterdays Men's Foil semi with Ma and Safin. During the injury break when the ref made sure that Cerioni stayed in his box, Cerioni used his translator to shuttle...
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    I've been over here in Kazan with David Alexander...

    I've been over here in Kazan with David Alexander and the Irish contingent. For David, the pool went as planed except for one crucial bout with Gomez MEX which came out 5-3 when we needed a win to...
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    I was there at the Europeans for the individual...

    I was there at the Europeans for the individual men's foil and had the opportunity to see Marcus fencing in the poules and the D.E. and was very impressed with what I saw. My feeling was that his...
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    [QUOTE=itteacher;295615] That's great - See...

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    That's great - See you tomorrow!
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    Under 10 Girls Foil Entry list

    Hi,

    You should also have Leala Whitaker on your list for the Girl's Foil ???
  9. I was there throughout all of both days, and I...

    I was there throughout all of both days, and I thought the event ran well generally. I thought that the standard off refereeing at foil was consistently very good. Armoury was good, refreshments...
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    As the day progressed I thought it would be...

    As the day progressed I thought it would be Richard's, he seemed on form and seemed interested enough to want it, I thought he'd overcome Marcus this time, but in the event he couldn't crack open his...
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    Men's Foil Final

    It really was! I spoke to Tofy afterwards and he commented that there was no way he was going to open up against Marcus as Marcus is so tight in defence that he just takes him to pieces and that he...
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    It seems that BF have got the link to the final...

    It seems that BF have got the link to the final ranking wrong, it's going to the final tableau.
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    Dear plenty, I didn't suppose you were being...

    Dear plenty,
    I didn't suppose you were being critical, I am always happy to debate any aspect of coaching. I intended my comment on 'opponents with 2 swords' to be flippant and something of a joke....
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    Oh, there are some things I do with 2 foils. I...

    Oh, there are some things I do with 2 foils. I think it's more a matter of individual coaching habit. Changing hands somewhat 'secretly' and surprising the pupil has a place and is something I do. ...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCpwGY_3to4[/url]...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCpwGY_3to4[/url]

    I 'entertained' myself by watching this lesson a few times, it's beautifully ridiculous almost to the point of being sublime, and I confess to...
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    Entry list

    Thanks for the link, I had been looking for this on the BF site but couldn't seem to get to it. I like how they have listed the teams by the name of the individual who made the entry!..........Very...
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    You might know Simon Whitbread (very good fencer...

    You might know Simon Whitbread (very good fencer and coach) who coached sabre for us at Sheffield Buccaneers when he was at Sheffield University, and more recently fenced a few times at Sheffield...
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    Choice of coaching jacket.

    I have used an Allstar back zip jacket for some time with no sleeves and use additional arm, leg and foot protection as needed. For my next jacket I would get the Allstar version with short sleeves,...
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    New Fencing Club near Sheffield!!

    Mount St Mary’s Fencing Club is based in the fencing salle at Mount St Mary’s College. Starting on 28th October, the club will run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Monday nights. This club will be run by...
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    Fencing Ladder Competition

    I often use a ladder format for informal club competitions which involves fencers keeping records of their results on their own score sheets. This works very well and is good fun, try it out and let...
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    Hi Jason, Yes, I know Les Jones. He is indeed...

    Hi Jason,

    Yes, I know Les Jones. He is indeed a fine coach.
  22. 3 lots of 2 minutes.

    Seeing the suggestion that one change which could be made would be reducing the time for D.E. bouts to 3 lots of 2 minutes, we experimented with this at Sheffield Buccaneers on Wednesday. The...
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    Being Professional

    This article has certainly got it's heart in the right place. However, perhaps the more meaningful question to ask is - who is a good coach? and this wouldn't always be the coach who produces...
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    Coaching early

    When it comes to younger coaches, check out this I filmed today at Hymers College where I coach on Fridays. I got the kids giving each other little fencing lessons, this is 9 year old William giving...
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    Ha Ha! like the video. I once asked Barry why...

    Ha Ha! like the video. I once asked Barry why they use wire that breaks so easily and he replied that because it's transparent you can see where the breaks are, which to my mind wasn't really an...
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