Patrick Stewart gives a gripping and personal answer to a fan at Comicpalooza 2013. Be forewarned, there’s a moment (2:40) that may bring you to tears.
Archive for May, 2013
In this age of modern fencing, we have fewer and fewer students adopting the classical form of First Position, Salute and En Garde. These 3 actions help to give the fencer a connection to the history and style of fencing, an exercise in proper form/body posturing, and to give proper acknowledgement and respect to the opponent (audience & director, if present). The latter, is an essential show of respect that is sorely missed when a fencer automatically drops to the “Ready/En Garde” position.
In this short video clip, we see Maestro Giorgio Santelli with his student Robert Nielson (student and 1950 Collegiate Foils Champion).
*video provided by John Santelli to schlager7 (D’Artagnon’s Retreat)
Coach Michael Joyce teaches classical foil fencing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mr. Joyce got his training at both the St. Louis University (1998, 1999) and University of NC-Greensboro (1999-2002) Fencing Clubs. He has been teaching (fencing) professionally since 2005 – Our Fencing Page – WSfencing.info
Your favorite submission is not working as often as you would like.
- Most people attack with their best submission first.
- Most often the submission you attempt first does not work.
- Start attacking all the submissions that are not your favorite.
- Your opponent has no idea that you do not like those submissions.
- Use the submissions that are not your favorite to disguise your favorite.
- Take the submission your opponent gives you.