Newsletter, No 38
In this issue...
Fencing Picnic • Tango-Fencing • New: Club hoodies! • Results of the Championships
Fencing picnic: Bank Holiday, Monday, 31 August 09
Fingers crossed the warm weather will last for a
few days longer! Lets celebrate the last day of August with the
traditional swash buckling al fresco. This is your opportunity to
experience fencing the way it was before the sports halls were
invented. Go in circles around your opponent? Yes! Blind them with the
sun shine? Hopefully! Disctruct their attention by pointing to a bird
in the sky? I'm sure you can do it!
Date and time:
August 2009, from 2 pm onwards
Fields. It is near Highbury and Islington tube (Victoria line or Silverlink). Walk
the tube and you'll see Barclays bank on the other side of Holloway
Highbury Fields are just behind it.
Here is the map.
Free parking after 1.30 pm.
What to bring: something
to drink, something to eat, something to play and fence with.
In case of heavy rain or other acts of Nature let's meet at
Alwyne Castle pub
nearby (83 St.Pauls Rd, London, N1 2LY).
Tango Fencing workshop
Last chance to sign up for the unique workshop
which I'll be running with tango meister from the US Misha Goro.
The workshop which will take place in the UK for the first time ever,
how to merge the passion of tango with the power of fencing! We will
claim that Tango
Fencing is the ultimate martial love dance of our time which teaches to
gracious yet strong, playful yet precise.
We will work on a fusion of fencing and tango steps combined with the
elegant blade work done to the rhythms and sounds of Argentina. It'll
help to develop co-ordination, elegance, sense of rhythm and the
feeling of well being.
You will be able to practice Tango Fencing on your own or with a
partner. Previous tango is welcome but not
crucial for participation in this workshop. Places limited, so sign
up now and do not miss this unique opportunity!
Date and time:
Saturday, 29 August 09, 11 am - 2 pm
Leisure Centre, Norman St, EC1V 3QN
Members of LFC can use promo code
tangofe to get 20% off!
Just in: Club hoodies!
You've asked and as it happens, someone's listened! A limited
London Fencing Club hooded tops is now available to the members.Chosen
for their quality and a nice vintage feel our full zip hooded tops are
100% combed, ring spun cotton, pigment-dyed French terry.
They come in denim, red and grey (pictured), sizes S, M, L, XL and
XXL. Also two yellow S size hoodies are available. The hoodies are
unisex. Wear them between the bouts to prevent cooling down, or outside
of the fencing salle to impress the friends and frighten the enemies.
The price is £40. Members who've been with the club for 2 years or more
are entitled to 20% discount, making it £32.
Due to the very limited number of hoodies available I recommend
yours at the earliest convenience. While the online boutique is being
refurbished, you can order and pay here
mentioning the size and the colour needed in the 'reason for payment'
field. Please ad £5 and the address if you need it posted, otherwise
pick up during our class at Finsbury Leisure centre. You can also pay
by cash or cheque.
Fencing Club hoodies. Styling/Photos: Armando. Models: Valeria, Dumi.
Logo design: Rachel
Results of the Club Championships (11 July 2009)
pleased to report that the championships took place in the
atmosphere of the refined sportsmanship and courtesy. Here are the
1. JJ Robinson
2. Andrei Matuzkov
3. Armando De'Ath and Anthony Kingsley
1. Victoria Connolly
2. Elaine McGregor
3. Yvonne Jacobs (Best beginner prize!)
1. Rachel Brookes
2. Lucy Harris
3. Lotta Nordkvist and Anett Soos
1. Adeel Iqbal
2. Kareem Hasif
3. Umut Koc and Jon Jowett
1. Simon Warwicker
2. Richard Powell
3. Jonathan Lemon and Werner Kranenburg
Congratulations to the medalists and thanks to
all the participants!