[Ansteorra-rapier] New Student Inundation...

LBP chance at camalott.com
Fri Oct 26 18:06:05 PDT 2001

I would like a copy of your notes, please. Angus, and I of Mendersham have
started to take lessons from an instructor to improve our use of a blade,
and would like to compare the teaching.       Yves de Byron
PS: I have been fighting for 1 year now. Thank you to all who have tried to
help me.
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From: Chiara <chiara at io.com>
To: <ansteorra-rapier at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 9:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-rapier] New Student Inundation...

> I am curious. How many scarves did drills before they were cadets?
> My husband and I competed in collegiate fencing. We drilled everyday, 2
> hours minimum. I kinda really looked forward to it but my husband (we were
> not dating yet, we met after we both stopped competing) hated it. The
> difference was our teachers. I had Vinnie, he had Moreua. Vinnie was very
> adventurous, she would bring in old masters from everywhere for a weekend
> training and the school would pay for it. It was great. His did not.
> The best drills we did were so grueling that the "B" rated fencers were
> sore than ever in their lives. All of them hated drills but these were
> so challenging they had to admit that they loved them.
> I still have my notes if anyone is interested in these drills. I am more
> than willing to pass them along since I will have to wait at least another
> year before our 4 year old will be physically ready to do some of them.
> 6 year old has no interest in fencing, yet. :)
> Sincerely,
> Franchesca Havas
> McKinney, Texas
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "gtaylor" <gtaylor at lonestar.jpl.utsa.edu>
> To: <ansteorra-rapier at ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 5:20 PM
> Subject: [Ansteorra-rapier] New Student Inundation...
> > When you have lots of new students, one thing that you can do is switch
> teaching
> > them more like modern fencing schools (and many other SCA folk, around
> country)
> > presently do.  In BJ, we traditionally just fight, and learn when
> fighting.  When you
> > are outnumbered, however, you can find drills for particular skills,
> up your new
> > folk, show them how to do the drill, and let them practice that drill
> one
> > another, under your roving supervision.  This works with footwork, parry
> and attack
> > drills pretty well.  If you don't know drills, get a book on them...or
> some of us
> > who happen to have crashed modern fencing classes for the very purpose
> gathering
> > drills and learning how to teach better...
> >
> > Isobel
> >
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