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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by RabbitPunch36, Feb 28, 2018.
technically but i'm not recommending it
Its not a real blade so its safe bangin'
I always wanted to try kendo/fencing but add in MMA to it. Blast double off a stab -> GnP
I started doing épée 2 years ago.
It's a great sport on its own.
Footwork, speed and reaction time will be sharpened, yes, for sure.
But if getting good at boxing is your goal, do more boxing.
On stance, imho if you want the best cross over to your orthodox boxing then learn left-handed but the learning curve will be steeper.
Not even sure if you can even get good at fencing with your non-dominant hand.
But lefties do have an advantage in fencing because they are rare.
Thank you for the response. From your experience how does the footwork and bladework vary from the 3 main fencing styles? Also from a pure fencing aspect what type of person would graviate towards sabre vs epee vs foil (physical and personality traits)?
I believe that's saber fencing. No pokes, just slices from head to toe.
came to say this, but I believe you can poke with a sabre and have to score from the hips up
How they would differ ? In many aspects.....they are very different. Perhaps you can provide a more precise question ?
Now on the type of person...
- Foil : elegant and athletic. Theoretical (because of right of way rules). Focused on rythm, parrying and riposte.
- Epee : realistic. No bullshit. Bulkiest of the 3. Patience. Intuitive. More like a duel.
- sabre. Most athletic of the 3 but not realistic. Is usually over in 5 seconds max. Exrtremely quick.
If you care about the martial application of fencing, epee is the most realistic.
BTW, there is a thread in the weapons forum that actually got me into fencing.
I would recommend it to anyone who is getting into it because I posted my noob questions and candid reactions over the span of 2 years.
It actually reads like the blog of an old fuck that just falls in love with fencing. It's called "which ancestor made the best sword". I massively derailed it and made it a fencing thread. You might want to check it out. I'll page you from it.
Thanks for the heads up I will definitely check out the thread.