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  • Physics of Fencing

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    Before I begin my discussion about how physics effects fencing and how fencers use physics for more effective fencing, I will briefly discuss the origins of the sport of fencing. The first two fencing manuals were created and published in 1471and 1474. These emerged from an attempt at developing a system to teach people how to weild a light sword more effectively inbattle and duels in Frankfurt, Germany. Over the years, two distinct styles emerge. They were French and Italian. The french style relied

  • Winning the Fencing Tournament

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    you could do it? I have, and I’ve never felt better. It was March 22, 2008 at Schoolcraft College for a fencing tournament. I was 14 and ready to fence. It was a cold, windy day with about four inches of snow on the ground. I entered the gymnasium with my fencing bag at hand. My heart was pounding. After an hour of the strenuous anticipation of waiting for the event to start, the fencing was about to start. The gymnasium was filled with people, all in silence due to suspense. I was called

  • A Study of Modern and Classical Fencing

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    Modern and Classical Fencing Fencing is a method of personal expression and release. It is ultimatly a way of life for some. Nevertheless, this noble lifestyle is dying out. There are those who would convince others that classical fencing is a way of the past. In its place they would promote a sport that uses the same equipment and yet, is so different, that one cannot think of it in the same light. The controversy between these two poses the question "is Olympic fencing better than classical

  • The Olympic Games: Olympic Level Fencing

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    Olympic Level Fencing: Men’s Foil Individual Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning Fencing The Olympic Games bring together individuals that are exceptional and impeccably dominant within their particular concentration of training and athletics. Olympic Games have an array of events and/or sports that range from individual to team competitions, and are either sport related activities or are combat related, such as fencing. Fencing is the sport of sword fighting, which was first

  • Training

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    on Core sk... ... middle of paper ... ...more likely to fall over. D2 Justification for focus The reason that I think that the development of these 5 skills are important is because this could help improve my performer’s overall Fencing techniques. I think that concentrating and developing upon each skill is a great idea as my performer will be able to understand each skill specifically before being able to implement them into her overall performance. Focusing on these core

  • Fencing Problem

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    Fencing Problem Introduction: A farmer has 1000 metres of fencing, and he wants to be able to get the maximum amount of space that he can with the 1000 metres. By using formulae that we already know, we can find out what shape can give the most area. I will test each shape to find the maximum area I can, then I can eventually use the shape that can create the largest area with 1000 metres of fencing. First I will look at Rectangles, then all 3 types of triangles, Pentagons, hexagons and

  • title of epic proportion

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    sport like football or cricket, or an individual sport, like boxing, biathlon, or in my case, fencing, having a team and having good team dynamics are very important. It’s a very common misconception than many people have; including myself at one point that if you do an individual sport you don’t have to have much team interaction apart from training together. I can confirm from my many years in fencing, and more specifically my recent involvement in the national team that teamwork is still a huge

  • The Clash of the Rapier in Shakespeare's Plays

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    opponent. People fought these matches even during risk of banishment. This shows how much they valued their honor and did not want to live without it. Shakespeare brilliantly preserved this art through his plays. Works Cited "Elizabethan Fencing." Elizabethan Fencing. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014. "Honour, Duels, and Might Makes Right." Honour and Duelling. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014. "Medieval Code of Chivalry." Medieval Code of Chivalry. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.

  • Personal Narrative - A Hole In My Left Shoe

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    A Hole In My Left Shoe I have a hole in my left shoe. It’s on the inside of my left shoe, and it’s been there since the first week I had these shoes. It doesn’t grow or change, because the circumstances that begot it do not grow or change. It’s there because when I sword fight I drag that foot as part of my footwork. This hole in my shoe is a constant thing in my life. Even when I get a new pair of shoes it will still be back there within a week. Look closely at this hole and you can see into

  • The Pentathlon - The Ancient Events Versus The Present

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    The History of the pentathlon The history of the pentathlon stems from the complete physical training of the Greeks. The pentathlete was the product of training in five events, unlike those athletes who were trained in specialized areas. It began as an athletic competition to determine the best all-around athlete. The pentathlon was introduced into the Olympic Games around 708 B.C. Each pentathlete was superior in strength and activity, which was the ideal physical beauty. The ideal pentathlete