can anyone recommend a good fencing club in NYC?

can anyone recommend a good fencing club in NYC?

Post by Erik Mccartn » Tue, 13 Dec 1994 15:22:35


Hello
  I've been fencing at hte University of Buffalo for a number of years now, but I'm planning on moving back to my native and beloved NYC in a few weeks.  I've never fenced in New York as it's a habit I picked up in Buffalo.  I started
fencing sabre just this semester and picked it up rather quickly (it suits my
personality more than the others) so it looks like that's where I'll be
staying.  I do fence some epee and I am known to pick up a foil on a rare
occasion.  What all this garbage boils down to is that I'm looking for a
fencing club in NYC.  I want a club that will give me a good workout on any
weapon, but primarily sabre.  Also being a starving sound design student and
avid hockey player, the pockets are tight.  I've heard the New York Fencers
Club is outstanding for sabre, but is also full of snobs.  I just want a good
club with a relaxed atmosphere (If anyone has met a UB fencer, you know what I
mean).  At any rate, I think I'll quit my lack-of-sleep induced jabberwocky
here.  If anyone has any information (or just wants to be my pal) reply, or

                                        Thank you thank you
                                              E R I K
Stay away from those vicious canucks, they'll eat a man alive.
 
 
 

can anyone recommend a good fencing club in NYC?

Post by Sasha Zuck » Tue, 13 Dec 1994 22:53:27


 I started

Quote:
> fencing sabre just this semester and picked it up rather quickly (it suits my
> personality more than the others) so it looks like that's where I'll be
> staying.  I do fence some epee and I am known to pick up a foil on a rare
> occasion.  What all this garbage boils down to is that I'm looking for a
> fencing club in NYC.  I want a club that will give me a good workout on any
> weapon, but primarily sabre.  Also being a starving sound design student and
> avid hockey player, the pockets are tight.  I've heard the New York Fencers
> Club is outstanding for sabre, but is also full of snobs.  I just want a good
> club with a relaxed atmosphere (If anyone has met a UB fencer, you know what I
> mean).

Fencers Club is good for sabre. Very Good. Take full advantage of the
opportunity to fence in New York. It's the best fencing in the country. If
there are snobs there, so what, just don't hang around them. I'm sure
there are some fencers that won't dis you and that you could learn a lot
from. If anything, you  could go watch fencing, check out the scene and
find out what the atmosphere's like before you invest lots of time and
money into anything.
There are tons of great fencing clubs in New York. The Athletic Club is
really good for Epee, you can fence dozens of 15 touch bouts in one night
and fence with really good fencers. My twin brother trains there and likes
it but says that some of the people there do have an atitude cuz they're
so good. I won't mention any names. Anyway, that's a good place for epee.

-sasha

--
http://www-leland.stanford.edu/~sashaz

 
 
 

can anyone recommend a good fencing club in NYC?

Post by Solomand » Wed, 14 Dec 1994 10:15:57

As a former UB fencer myself (73-77) who has just started fencing in the
metropolitan area again, I would like to offer you encouragement.  Some
fencers do have an attitude, but most don't.  The Fencers Club (W 71st St)
and the NYAC (180 Central Park South, 247-5100) are the big two clubs in
NY.  I may have misunderstood, but you need to be "invited" to participate
at the NYAC.  There is also a club called Metropolis, which seems to be a
reincarnation of the Santelli NY Club (45 W 21 St.  Tel:  212-463-8044).
I don't know what the sabre scene is there.  I fence at Salle Santelli New
Jersey (great epee, with the heavy duty epeeists seeming to alternate
between there and the NYAC) and the Long Island Swordsmen.
Best of Luck, and let me know if I can do anything to help.
Joel (last captain of the UB fencing team before it became a club) Solomon

 
 
 

can anyone recommend a good fencing club in NYC?

Post by Morgan Bur » Wed, 14 Dec 1994 13:46:45

|> ... I want a club that will give me a good workout on any
|> weapon, but primarily sabre.  Also being a starving sound design student and
|> avid hockey player, the pockets are tight...
|> Stay away from those vicious canucks, they'll eat a man alive.

Would that be canuck fencers or canuck hockey players?

-- Morgan Burke

 
 
 

can anyone recommend a good fencing club in NYC?

Post by Sasha Zuck » Thu, 15 Dec 1994 07:14:39


Quote:


Mccartney) writes:
> |> ... I want a club that will give me a good workout on any
> |> weapon, but primarily sabre.  Also being a starving sound design
student and
> |> avid hockey player, the pockets are tight...
> |> Stay away from those vicious canucks, they'll eat a man alive.

> Would that be canuck fencers or canuck hockey players?

> -- Morgan Burke


both, but only canuk epee fencers.

--
http://www-leland.stanford.edu/~sashaz

 
 
 

can anyone recommend a good fencing club in NYC?

Post by Erik Mccartn » Fri, 16 Dec 1994 08:45:25

Quote:


>|> ... I want a club that will give me a good workout on any
>|> weapon, but primarily sabre.  Also being a starving sound design student and
>|> avid hockey player, the pockets are tight...
>|> Stay away from those vicious canucks, they'll eat a man alive.
>Would that be canuck fencers or canuck hockey players?
>-- Morgan Burke


Any Canuck, man........ Be very wary.  Why do you think 85% of 'em live on the
US border?  So they can feed off our young.  Watch your back, northern US
dwellers... the Canucks are coming, and they have your number!
                                                E R I K
 
 
 

can anyone recommend a good fencing club in NYC?

Post by B. Clint Gregoi » Mon, 19 Dec 1994 14:58:14

Hey what's wrong with Cannuk Epee fencers?!? I've met a few who
have taught me some (interesting?) things. Like the "Air-James"
-:As your opponent has you backed up to the end of the piste and
goes for your foot (don't ask why). Jump into the air and gently
land your point on their back.
        It doesn't work often, but when it does, it is a joy.
Ian's Law is also interesting-: Hit them before they hit you;
five times.

        It only works in the pools though.
--
The Trinidad and Tobago National Fencing Team,
would like to thank you.

As a proud member of that team let me say it has been a pleasure.

 
 
 

can anyone recommend a good fencing club in NYC?

Post by Erik Mccartn » Mon, 19 Dec 1994 16:41:53


Quote:
>Hey what's wrong with Cannuk Epee fencers?!? I've met a few who
>have taught me some (interesting?) things. Like the "Air-James"
>-:As your opponent has you backed up to the end of the piste and
>goes for your foot (don't ask why). Jump into the air and gently
>land your point on their back.
>    It doesn't work often, but when it does, it is a joy.
>Ian's Law is also interesting-: Hit them before they hit you;
>five times.
>    It only works in the pools though.
>--
>The Trinidad and Tobago National Fencing Team,
>would like to thank you.
>As a proud member of that team let me say it has been a pleasure.

There's nothing wrong with Canuck Epee fencers.  Personaly, I prefer the Air-
Cadet-from-Cleveland (sabre)jump and head cut.  It goes right over parries.