"well, i thought it was funny ..."

"well, i thought it was funny ..."

Post by Pierre A. Beaura » Fri, 09 Jul 1993 03:03:38


hey... i'm insulted... the sabreurs described in the article was not rough,
tough, mean, nor ugly enough... and you also forgot about sabreur women...

sham...

 
 
 

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Post by obrie.. » Sat, 10 Jul 1993 00:17:18


Quote:
>hey... i'm insulted... the sabreurs described in the article was not rough,
>tough, mean, nor ugly enough... and you also forgot about sabreur women...

>sham...

True, but I wanted to keep it within the realms of believability.
Naturally that meant leaving out much of what passes for
characteristic sabreur behaviour.

Sabre women are a sort of novel concept hereabouts. In fact, there
are none. Most of the fencers I know are pretty much one-weapon
people, so the limited numbers of women involved in the sport means
that the coaches steer them towards foil and epee exclusively. In
Eastern Canada there are a number of lady sabreurs, altho I think
you'll find that most of them are full-time devotees of another
weapon. And of course there are one or two in BC (right, Morgan?)

Anyway... I seem to recall discussing this on the Net before so I
shall drop it

                                L8R,

                                        Jeff

 
 
 

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Post by Pierre A. Beaura » Sun, 11 Jul 1993 04:46:59

: True, but I wanted to keep it within the realms of believability.
: Naturally that meant leaving out much of what passes for
: characteristic sabreur behaviour.

: Sabre women are a sort of novel concept hereabouts. In fact, there
: are none. Most of the fencers I know are pretty much one-weapon
: people, so the limited numbers of women involved in the sport means
: that the coaches steer them towards foil and epee exclusively. In
: Eastern Canada there are a number of lady sabreurs, altho I think
: you'll find that most of them are full-time devotees of another
: weapon. And of course there are one or two in BC (right, Morgan?)

one or two in BC... i think there is only one... though i may be mistaken...
and also one more in BU... i'm sure of that...

it is a shame more women can't fence sabre...

liang

 
 
 

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Post by e_mo » Sun, 11 Jul 1993 09:37:13

Quote:
> Sabre women are a sort of novel concept hereabouts. In fact, there
> are none. Most of the fencers I know are pretty much one-weapon
> people, so the limited numbers of women involved in the sport means
> that the coaches steer them towards foil and epee exclusively. In
> Eastern Canada there are a number of lady sabreurs, altho I think
> you'll find that most of them are full-time devotees of another
> weapon. And of course there are one or two in BC (right, Morgan?)

Well, no there are a few female sabeurers out here.  I can only think of
one really, and although she isn't a sabeurer really, she is nevertheless
a woman of exceptional radiance...

Women foilists and epeeists are a dime a dozen though.  Mind you, _good_
foilists and epeeists, that's another matter...

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+    Ed Mou                                                         +

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 
 
 

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Post by Morgan Bur » Wed, 14 Jul 1993 02:05:44


|> : In Eastern Canada there are a number of lady sabreurs, altho I think
|> : you'll find that most of them are full-time devotees of another
|> : weapon. And of course there are one or two in BC (right, Morgan?)
|>
|> one or two in BC... i think there is only one... though i may be mistaken...
|> and also one more in BU... i'm sure of that...

BC?  I presume Pierre is talking about Boston College or something
similar, whereas Jeff was in all likelyhood referring to British
Columbia.  In the latter, I know of two active fencers who participated
in the last Women's Sabre tourney held in these parts (the remainder were
Washington State hacks).  I also know of one or two other women who are
sabre fencers in spirit, but are no longer competitively active.  And
strangely enough, when some of the club's sabre fencers volunteered to
give a group sabre lesson to the new members, most of their avid students
were women.  

-- Morgan Burke

 
 
 

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Post by obrie.. » Mon, 12 Jul 1993 01:32:12


Quote:
>: you'll find that most of them are full-time devotees of another
>: weapon. And of course there are one or two in BC (right, Morgan?)

>one or two in BC... i think there is only one... though i may be mistaken...
>and also one more in BU... i'm sure of that...

>it is a shame more women can't fence sabre...

>liang

I would like to see a *lot* more women in the sport, period. The
more women you've got in your salle the more guys who stick their
heads in  the door for a look-see are going to think "hey - this
is very cool." It got so bad that one year the posters we put up
around the university said "Hey girls! Wanna meet guys? Come
fencing!" I think we should rebate women's club dues....sort of
an Affirmative Action Program for fencing.

                                        Jeff

(PS: What is "BU"?)