fencing tapes with Marx

fencing tapes with Marx

Post by Palit, Sum » Tue, 14 Dec 1993 02:00:00


Quote:

>Greetings...  Say, do any of you remember those fencing tapes that were
>advertised in American Fencing?  They were training tapes with Micheal Marx.  
>They had about sever or eight tapes ranging from footwork drills to epee
>games to how to rewire foils, etc...  They were each around $15 or so.  Are
>they still around?  Has anyone ever seen them?  Comments?  I am particullary

[...]

Are they really $15 ? If so, how long is each recording ? At that price, they
ought to be a bargain. I haven't heard of them, but would be interested in
knowing more about them.

On a related note, does anyone have any experience with the Selberg tapes ?
Comments on whether they helped improve technique/understand basic principles
better, etc, would be useful info. for me.

Quote:

>Thanks!
>Bruce Chandler

Suman Palit
 
 
 

fencing tapes with Marx

Post by bchan.. » Mon, 13 Dec 1993 06:31:41

Greetings...  Say, do any of you remember those fencing tapes that were advertised in American Fencing?  They were training tapes with Micheal Marx.  
They had about sever or eight tapes ranging from footwork drills to epee games to how to rewire foils, etc...  They were each around $15 or so.  Are they
still around?  Has anyone ever seen them?  Comments?  I am particullary inter-ested in the six week program designed for pe teachers...  I just want to look    at how it was set up.  
I have seen the the Selberg tapes and they're okay, but a little too informal for what i think I want.
If these tapes are okay for me to help teach people basic foil, then I'd be
interested in them.  I fence foil in compition but my main weapon is epee.
After some foil training for my club, I'd like to get them going in epee.

Our division can field large foil meets, most times a D meet, but epee
is not usually six fencers.  I have to travel pretty far for a big epee

(oops) meet.  There are not epeeist in my club now, so any books, or even
these tapes could help me get an idea how to start coaching...  something
that I have never really done.

Thanks!
Bruce Chandler

 
 
 

fencing tapes with Marx

Post by Susan Mullhau » Thu, 16 Dec 1993 08:30:45

Quote:

>On a related note, does anyone have any experience with the Selberg tapes ?
>Comments on whether they helped improve technique/understand basic principles
>better, etc, would be useful info. for me.

I have two Selberg tapes; 'Right of Way' and 'Sabre Footwork'. Selberg`s
tapes are done somewhat unprofessionally from a video point of view, in
what looks like a fencing room he has put into his house. He has two
micro-strips, and uses one for examples.

Aside from the production values, the tapes are pretty decent. Selberg
clearly has a good command of his subjects. He uses interesting points of
view in his exposition and what he soes cover is useful. Both of
these tapes suffer a little from lack of organization and completeness,
but there are no glaring omissions.

In one case, 'lack of completeness' means that Selberg says at one point
in the Sabre Footwork video that he will later explain why you shouldn't
have your feet really wide apart in a deep crouch for sabre, a stance
which can make some sense in foil. He never actually gets around to
this explanation.

I was disappointed in the 'Right of Way' video since they don't cover
sabre, nor is there any other video which covers this.

All in all, Selberg gets high marks for what he _does_ put in the videos,
but you have to get past the production values.

By the way, Selberg makes a plug for women's sabre in the Sabre Footwork
video, but I'm not entirely sure it is very effective.

One thing you get from the Selberg video is the appreciation of how
smooth his footwork is. He does most of it himself while talking and
he doesn't really break a big sweat doing reasonable footwork.

Later,
Andrew Mullhaupt

 
 
 

fencing tapes with Marx

Post by Kerry Anders » Fri, 17 Dec 1993 00:27:10

I just received a response from the US Fencing Association on this.  They charge
$20 per tape + $5 postage.  I didn't bring the letter to work but off hand, the
competitions they have are something like

                1989 World Champ. Men's team epee
                1989 World Champ. Women's team epee
                1991 Nationals (US, I assume) for all three weapons (I think)

I will repost this tomorrow with the full details.

I wrote to the Canadian Fencing Federation but have not received a reponse yet.

P.S.  I'm still looking for the "Missing Link" t-shirt.  I wrote to one company in
California but they don't have it.  Does anyone know where to get it?

Kerry Anderson

 
 
 

fencing tapes with Marx

Post by Kerry Anders » Sun, 19 Dec 1993 00:58:35


Quote:
> I just received a response from the US Fencing Association on this.  They charge
> $20 per tape + $5 postage.  I didn't bring the letter to work but off hand, the
> competitions they have are something like

>            1989 World Champ. Men's team epee
>            1989 World Champ. Women's team epee
>            1991 Nationals (US, I assume) for all three weapons (I think)

> I will repost this tomorrow with the full details.

> I wrote to the Canadian Fencing Federation but have not received a reponse yet.

> P.S.  I'm still looking for the "Missing Link" t-shirt.  I wrote to one company in
> California but they don't have it.  Does anyone know where to get it?

> Kerry Anderson

Well, these are the competitions available from the USFA:

1989 World fencing championships
        Men's team epee
        Women's team epee

1990 Nationals
        Men's team foil
        Men's U19 individual foil
        Men's individual foil
        Men's team epee

And that's all folks...

Kerry Anderson