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  1. Thread: Portsmouth LPJS

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    Dear all, I read this thread and thought I...

    Dear all,

    I read this thread and thought I should comment, make a contribution.

    I am a coach, and in attending 80 or so lpjs in last decade or so I have never seen things so bad as they're...
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    Very well done James Davis, Ziemek, and all the...

    Very well done James Davis, Ziemek, and all the fencers and supporters around them...what a champion !
    It is clear to everyone ( if it wasn't before ) that we have some amazingly strong fencers who,...
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    Metaphor Try to imagine point of foil...

    Metaphor

    Try to imagine point of foil 'pulling' your arm & leading. This opposed to 'pushing' the point ahead of you.
    Not unlike a train, where the engine instead of being at the back pushing...
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    A few different methods of error correction. ...

    A few different methods of error correction.


    Kinaesthetic :

    Double / triple hits against a target ( or something used as a target )
    Instructions are : stand at riposting distance and slowly...
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    Mask bibs req. for LPJS/EYC/BYC

    Dear fencers, parents and coaches,

    I thought the above deserved its own heading.

    On the EYC thread cesh queried the new rule guideline regarding requirement for electric bibbed foil masks for...
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    Dear Aella, I reviewed my correspondence with...

    Dear Aella,

    I reviewed my correspondence with b.f on the subject of coach education just the other day ... I was amazed that there were some 200 emails ( some of which went hard copy as letters ,...
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    Personally I find the idea of having an R-2 unit...

    Personally I find the idea of having an R-2 unit as a ref unfazing
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    Hmmm, Gav, I fear FIF may be right. In the...

    Hmmm,
    Gav, I fear FIF may be right.

    In the meantime I put forward idea earlier in thread that perhaps an interim tech augmentation would be to have 'remote' refereeing whereby using video and...
  9. Thread: Epee vs Foil

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    Poll: Um, no not really..but also yes ! I was being...

    Um, no not really..but also yes !

    I was being ironic ! In fact épée is just as tactical and strategic a game as foil. Even without priority there is still a lot of complexity to épée...not least...
  10. Thread: Epee vs Foil

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    Poll: Hiya, Um most people here are wrong. Foil...

    Hiya,

    Um most people here are wrong.

    Foil and épée are the same ! The aim in both is to hit with the point , either by thrust or landing the point so that it fixes with enough 'thrust' to...
  11. One of the things I find frustrating as a coach...

    One of the things I find frustrating as a coach is the need to constantly check multiple sources for information on ; training days, competitions ( regional, local, domestic, foreign ), coaches...
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    Hello, Um, actually fencing is different. There...

    Hello,
    Um, actually fencing is different. There is an electric scoring apparatus, and when the lights come up, play stops ! Now leonpaul have come up with the idea of piste boundary sensors.

    ...
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    I forgot to say, Most of life is managed by...

    I forgot to say,
    Most of life is managed by 'robots' ! Our washing machines are in a sense, and any technology that is able to respond to differing requirements is in a sense 'a robot'.
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    Robot : automaton

    Dear all,

    It occurs that you could augment things technologically , especially as there are now a number of tools that make the following feasible ;

    Referees ( human ) could sit in an office...
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    Very good expression pinkELpht , I will use this...

    Very good expression pinkELpht , I will use this as it is perfect summation and explanation of why ref can't decide a hit !



    Regards comments above - re I.ski.too.much

    I think it is very...
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    Hi cesh. I wasn't there. But I am really...

    Hi cesh.

    I wasn't there.

    But I am really really pleased that for the first time ever ( in 9 yrs memory of our club ) a parent and fencer are on tour ! They also plan EYC.

    Obviously I wasn't...
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    Dear r.s. I agree more generous incentive...

    Dear r.s.

    I agree more generous incentive needed :cool:
    I disagree about foil coaches ! The ones I see in london at least ( and those who travel to london ) seem very polite.
    I disagree about...
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    If you can fit things to the tunes then some ones...

    If you can fit things to the tunes then some ones I like are :

    1- Santa Esmeralda ' don't let me be misunderstood '
    2- Duran Duran ' girls on film '
    3- Rolling Stones ' miss you '
    4- AC\DC '...
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    Great work ! A better soundtrack ( if you like...

    Great work !
    A better soundtrack ( if you like that sort of thing ) would be : Golden Boy with miss Kitten ( rippin kitten )
    :) :) :) :) maybe ?
  20. Thread: BYC Results

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    Thank you Nick , i think this is probably one of...

    Thank you Nick , i think this is probably one of the half dozen most important posts on this thread.
  21. Thread: BYC Results

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    Thank you Ronald

    Thank you Ronald
  22. Thread: BYC Results

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    Regarding cadet trips abroad , I am particularly...

    Regarding cadet trips abroad , I am particularly concerned re the last sentence in Q5

    I would like b.f to arrange things such that any fencer who wants to go to a non nominated event may do so (...
  23. Thread: BYC Results

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    Hmm, that is an interesting stat. I am happy to...

    Hmm, that is an interesting stat. I am happy to hear this is universal and it wasn't just 'me'.

    I have tried fly posting : I walked around the two local estates and dropped about 2,500 flyers...
  24. Thread: BYC Results

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    Third statement, agree. First two :::: it's...

    Third statement, agree.
    First two :::: it's mostly the parents blocking, not the kids ! I coach very privileged school children in the most expensive real estate Environs of planet earth. They...
  25. Thread: BYC Results

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    Um, There needs to be one. the weekend was...

    Um,
    There needs to be one.

    the weekend was poor, this is because the federation has created a stifling environment for épée ! It is difficult. It can be argued yet that there is a situation...
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