London Fencing Club
September/October 2007 Newsletter, No 30
Trip to Romania: now in March 08 • Dates for your calendar • World Championships 2007
Competitions update • New coaches and Private lessons • Fantasy Party!
|Our people on the piste
While the world stars were battling in in snowy St.Petersburg, a sexy group of our epeeists went to Sussex Open Tournament. They've done well with Chrissy taking the 3rd and Rachel the 5th place. Excellent performances came from Amee and Ondine who started to compete very recently. Adam and Richard have finished in the respectable last 32.
New Men’s Foil Captain
We say a big thank you to Anthony Kingsley who has agreed to join us as Men’s Foil Captain. Sara and Gerhard will continue to add support where needed.
UP AND COMING FOIL COMPETITIONS
20 October 2007
ULU Team competition – ‘London Team Trophy’
Full details including closing date can be found here: http://www.ulufencing.net/LTT07.pdf
This was great fun last year and Gadaski enjoyed it all the more as Andreas, Albert and Gerhard took the Men’s Foil 2006 cup. (The cup can be admired without appointment at The Britannia.) ULU are a friendly lot - we all went out for a meal afterwards and drank more than was good for us.
Teams can be all men/all women/mixture.
20 October 2007
Full details including closing date can be found here : http://www.bedfordfencing.co.uk/
10 November 2007
Full details including closing date can be found here: http://www.welshopen.welshfencing.org/default.asp?iId=IFFLE
There is a full list of foil competitions for 2007/2008 in the equipment room.
New coaches: Paul and Andre. Private lessons.Many of you have already met Paul Decsei who now coaches the foil class on Mondays and Tuesdays and gives individual lessons in all three weapons on Wed, Thu and Sat. Paul's style is characterized by the stress on f the basic technical skills and the attention to the psychology of the fencing bout. He'd be the best person to talk to if you want to address some fundamentals of your fencing style.
Andre Andreev is a sabre coach from Ukraine who'll be helping Nick during the Thursdays class. As the majority of the East European coaches he studied his skill for 5 years at the Institute for Physical Education (in Lviv). His other interests include book keeping and riding the motorbike.
Both Paul and Andre are available for private lessons which can be booked on the website: http://www.londonfencingclub.co.uk/private_lessons.php
Can I just remind once again that the importance of private lessons to your progress as a fencer cannot be over estimated! Whether you compete or not, this is your chance to develop your individual tactics, 'golden strokes' and correct the bad habits! Try to book at least 20-40 min of private lessons a month if you use fencing recreationally and more if you compete. To encourage you, we are offer the dedicated Individual Lessons plan. The deal is simple: add £30 per month to your subscription and receive a monthly 1 hour individual tuition allowance (this makes it 33% cheaper than usual members' rate). If in any particular month you cannot use the whole allowance, it is rolled over to the next month!
Following the tremendous success of the last year's Halloween party, Adam and Chrissy are inviting all those with lively imagination and the desire to have a good time to their Fantasy Party!
Come in a Fantasy theme costume while smelling of expensive perfume and carrying flowers and a bag full of drinks to:
Flat 1, 70 Ironmonger Row, London, EC1V 3QR (just around the corner from Finsbury Leisure Centre) on
Saturday 27 October, 8 pm onwards...
Please have a look at the invite below for more ideas and the addresses of the fancy dress hire shops! (Mad World on Tabernacle St is next to Central Foundation Boys' School)