#1
Does anyone on here fence? I used to do foil, but now I'm considering going back.
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#3
My brother took up fencing, one day he showed me his moves and I must say. It was the single gayest thing I have ever seen...
#5
I used to fence, primarily foil but also some saber. I'm thinking about picking it up again too.
#6
I've never tried it. It does look pretty fun though.
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My brother took up fencing, one day he showed me his moves and I must say. It was the single gayest thing I have ever seen...


I can see you're really an open minded, intelligent person.
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#12
It always looked kind of fun.
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#13
You should really change that norway flag into something more cool like Finland.

Oh and fencing, meh, I prefer medieval sword fights with two-handed claymores.

Oh and another thing, touché.
#14
[quote="'Tommy[fin"]']You should really change that norway flag into something more cool like Finland.

Oh and fencing, meh, I prefer medieval sword fights with two-handed claymores.

Oh and another thing, touché.

I'd rather see a western gunfight then people sword fighting.
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[quote="'Tommy[fin"]']You should really change that norway flag into something more cool like Finland.

Oh and fencing, meh, I prefer medieval sword fights with two-handed claymores.

Oh and another thing, touché.

Touche to what? And actually...i wish there was some medieval sword fighting sport .

And didn't I debate with you about Norway/Finland before? Haha.
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Touche to what? And actually...i wish there was some medieval sword fighting sport .

And didn't I debate with you about Norway/Finland before? Haha.


What's there to debate? pshh

Aren't you supposed to say touché when you score at fencing?

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Those epic grand finale stand offs don't really work that well with swords, you're quite right.
#17
[quote="'Tommy[fin"]']What's there to debate? pshh

Aren't you supposed to say touché when you score at fencing?


Those epic grand finale stand offs don't really work that well with swords, you're quite right.

Uhhh I thought that's when you get hit with an insult you say, "Touche."

Example:

Person 1: "Sir, your balls are smelly and sweaty."

Person 2: "Touche!"
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Uhhh I thought that's when you get hit with an insult you say, "Touche."

Example:

Person 1: "Sir, your balls are smelly and sweaty."

Person 2: "Touche!"


That's right, but:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/touch%C3%A9?r=75

Touché
Fencing. (an expression used to indicate a hit or touch.)

I'm glad you succumbed to the overwhelming awesomeness of Finland in comparison to Norway, and didn't even try to prove the matter otherwise.
#19
I did epee cuz I'm tall.

It's definitely my favorite discipline.

Foil has too many rules and sabre is no fun to watch.

Plus I got hit in the balls by an errant cut the only time I ever did it.
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Uhhh I thought that's when you get hit with an insult you say, "Touche."

Example:

Person 1: "Sir, your balls are smelly and sweaty."

Person 2: "Touche!"

No it's when you insult someone and they comeback equally or better such as.

Person 1: "Your balls are smelly"

Person 2: "Well your balls are smelly and sweaty"

Person 1: "Touche!"

And I always wanted to fence but I heard you need to be really rich to fence.
#21
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No it's when you insult someone and they comeback equally or better such as.

Person 1: "Your balls are smelly"

Person 2: "Well your balls are smelly and sweaty"

Person 1: "Touche!"

And I always wanted to fence but I heard you need to be really rich to fence.


That's not true. Which discipline do you think is the most fun to watch?
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#22
I've always wanted to fence. Could someone give me the scoop on it? What muscles/joints are necessary and the most pressured; how strenuous it is; etc. etc.
#23
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No it's when you insult someone and they comeback equally or better such as.

Person 1: "Your balls are smelly"

Person 2: "Well your balls are smelly and sweaty"

Person 1: "Touche!"

And I always wanted to fence but I heard you need to be really rich to fence.


Nah you don't. I do historical fencing. Its somewhere in between sport fencing and murder. Basically we fight with anything from medieval two handers to 16th century Italian Rapiers, real steel ones. We're often mistaken for re-enacters, but Historical Fencing is actually a Martial Art. We don't dress up in armour or anything, all our padding is modern and functional, and we have gradings and tournaments.
Its brutal, as there are literally no rules apart form 'Try not to kill your opponent'. There are patterns and Katas we have to go through to learn the cuts and we have **** loads of counters to remember. But sparring is still fun.
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