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Welcome to the classicalfencing.com forum. So that we all understand
each other, here is some information on what this forum is, what it's
for, what we expect from you and what you can expect from us.
First and foremost, this is a private forum to which we invite
interested and qualified guests. It's an online place for our own
students to communicate with us and with each other and a way we can
communicate with colleagues, share helpful problem-solving strategies,
It's a place to discuss classical fencing as we define and practice
it. We have the good fortune to be under the direction of a bona fide
fencing master who has more than 25 years teaching experience, and one
of the very first (1980) to break from USFA-type fencing when it began
to depart significantly from the traditional fencing logic. He has
studied a variety of other martial arts as well. On matters of
fencing fact, we consider him the authority and he has the final word
on such matters.
We welcome questions about what we do, how we do it, and why we do it that way.
We will not post debates about it or any other fencing advice,
instruction, correction, or commentary unless the fencing master
specifically asks for it.
As the forum grows, we'll add sections as needed to cover the topics
that arise. We'll create archives of the most commonly asked
questions so we don't have to go over the same thing again and again
We hope this grows into something useful and interesting, with real
conversations and information. Let us know who you are, where you
are, what you are studying and with whom, and/or what you teach and
what teaching credentials you have. The very best conversations
happen when all of the participants have a basic understanding of who
they are talking to.
All standard netiquette applies here. To avoid going on at length,