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For those who might not have seen this announcement elsewhere:
Foundations of Classical Fencing
Fencing Master Adam Adrian Crown has announced a new clinic series for the summer
of 2006. Entitled, "Foundations of Classical Fencing," the series, intended for adults,
will focus on the critical skills that form the basis of fencing at the highest level. The
clinics will be held at Salle d'Armes du Lion in Ithaca, New York on June 10th, July 8th
and August 5th from 12 noon until 4pm.
Maître Crown will work with a maximum of 10 students per clinic in order to ensure the
optimum individual attention. Clinic tuition is $60.00 per person. It isn't necessary to
attend all three clinics, but those who choose to do so will get a 10% discount.
Adam Crown received his Fencing Master Diploma under Maître Jean-Jacques Gillet in
1980. Since that time, he has been an out-spoken champion of traditional or "classical"
fencing. A leading voice in the classical fencing field, Maître Crown has maintained the
integrity of the art and science of the sword against the assault of what he calls "illogical"
rule changes made by the increasingly divergent "sport" fencing organizations.
"Classical fencing is simply real swordplay," he says. "Why do anything else?"
He recently authored Classical Fencing: The Martial Art of Incurable Romantics,
something of a classical fencers' manifesto. Maître Crown created his unique IFV
Method by integrating his experience as a life-long martial artist and musician, and avid
horseman. His innovative approach provides the fencing student with a logical skill
progression and systematic training method. "If you train correctly," the Master says
with a wink, "excellence is avoidable only by a determined effort."
For more information or to pre-register contact Maître Crown at 607-277-3262 or
To register by mail:
Send your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, age, clinic date(s) and a check
(drawn on a US bank) or US money order for $60 per clinic to:
IFV Clinic registration
1045 Coddington Rd
Ithaca NY 14850
Online registration (through Paypal) available soon.
90% refundable (-$5 fee) until 2 weeks before the clinic date.
After that time, 50% refunded until 1 week before the clinic date.
No refund in the last week.
We also recommend that people over 35 should get a physical before undertaking any
strenuous exercise program.