In this issue:
- Great results at London Intermediate Championships 2005 for Salle
- Fencing picnic next bank holiday
- Designer T-shirts
Some fencers from the club took part in the yesterday's London
Intermediate Championships held under the auspices of London Fencing
board. The competition was a tough one, with more then 60 fencers
taking part and everyone wanting to win. The banging of the swords,
shouting and other emotional sounds and were shaking the Stonebridge
sports centre from the early morning till darkness. Congratulations to
our fencers who despite partying all night before showed excellent
skills and merit: Louise Banbury
took Gold in women's sabre, Amelia
Hill - Silver in women's sabre and Rachel Brooks won Bronze in women's
Fencing picnic next bank holiday 30
Fencing picnics are the most common form for fencers to communicate
with nature. Clearly, crossing swords out doors has numerous benefits.
It sends fresh air into your lungs. It impresses onlookers. It puts
your skills into perspective of how fencing was originally done: on
rough surfaces and slippery slopes.
The meeting place: Highbury Fields. It is near Highbury
and Islington tube (Victoria line or Silverlink). Walk out of the tube
and you'll see Barclays bank on the other side of Holloway road.
Highbury Fields are just behind it. Look for
people with white jackets and masks.
Free parking after 1.30.
What to bring: your wonderful self, bottle of wine, food,
friends, dog, and
something to fence with.
Please note that this relies on the fine weather on the day.
However, if at 1 pm on Monday you realize that it's
pouring with rain please assume that the picnic was postponed until
the sunnier days! If in doubt please phone me on 07951 414409.
New in: Salle Gadaski limited edition
Exclusive designer T-shirt representing the Four Guards (parries) from
1553 Trattato di Scienza d'Arme
by the Italian fencing master Camillo Agrippa.
Agrippa's achievement was in creating a simple system of four parries
which he named prima, seconda, terza
and quarta - corresponding to our modern prime, second, tierce
and quarte. He was also professing superiority of the thrust over the
cut and was the first to mention that you should fix your eye on the
adversary's hand, and not his face.
The T-shirts are suitable for fencing, showing off, clubing and some
other activities. Over 18s only.
Available in navy blue or leaf green. Sizes S, M, L, XL
Please let me know how many and what size would you need - while the
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