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    Default Fencing for visually impaired

    I have had an enquiry about visually impaired fencing.

    I think I may have read something about this on the forum, does anyone have any idea.
    The originally enquirer could find nothing other than information about wheelchair fencing.

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    Not sure if there is anything on the forum, but John Croxon at Norfolk Fencing Club has done a fair bit of work on fencing for the blind. Googling "John Croxon fencing" will bring up some articles about this. I have an email address for him - not sure if it's up to date, but happy to try it for you.

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    might be slightly off topic but one of my more interesting & rewarding experiences within sport was helping to train a visually impaired team of ex-servicemen from St Dunstans to shoot rifles using an accoustic sighting system

    We even made the cover of National Enquirer in the States
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    Not sure why this thread is under wheelchair fencing, but found this video which might be of some use to a coach.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ0vi9lawH4

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    We have a completely blind student at my salle in Burbank, CA. I posted a thread or 2 about his efforts at Fencing.net (pardon the sometimes snippy tone...there were a few people who really ticked me off with their attitude about it.)

    Original thread: http://www.fencing.net/forums/thread58018.html
    Follow-on thread: http://www.fencing.net/forums/thread64201.html

    If you want, I can try to put you in touch with Tim Weske, who's teaching the kid. PM me if interested and I'll shoot you his email address. There are a couple of other links in the first thread as well.

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