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I did need to know more about jousting.
My almost 20 year old son knows how to fence. Sabre. We both took classes when he was 14 for fun. I continued as a hobby but broke my ankle doing so last year. He however has continued competitive wise. Tell a woman you know how to fence and not mean stolen goods or putting up chain link? Never seen a kid with more girls on him. Plus he is smart, tall and good looking. Chicks dig dudes who don't follow the "standard". The captain of the football team might have been cool back when being a pompous football player was cool but not anymore. Everyone of those guys will eventually work for my son.
Different times and somebody who kicks it old school like intelligence, chivalry and not defining alpha as being who has the biggest muscles instead of the biggest brain will rule.
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My almost 20 year old son knows how to fence. Sabre. We both took classes when he was 14 for fun. I continued as a hobby but broke my ankle doing so last year. He however has continued competitive wise. Tell a woman you know how to fence and not mean stolen goods or putting up chain link? Never seen a kid with more girls on him. Plus he is smart, tall and good looking. Chicks dig dudes who don't follow the "standard". The captain of the football team might have been cool back when being a pompous football player was cool but not anymore. Everyone of those guys will eventually work for my son.
Different times and somebody who kicks it old school like intelligence, chivalry and not defining alpha as being who has the biggest muscles instead of the biggest brain will rule.
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really every one of those guys will work for your son. talk about pompous. while I agree brains are more important than brawn. being humble and confident is where its at.:rolleyes:
 

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really every one of those guys will work for your son. talk about pompous. while I agree brains are more important than brawn. being humble and confident is where its at.:rolleyes:
He's humble. I am a proud mother who after seeing her son bullied to the point of head trauma have no problem coming here saying anybody who thinks those types will rule is a fool. He already got in to a better university and will do just fine. He was a late bloomer and now? Looks like his father. Built, smart, funny, educated, humble, kind and jerks will work for him. That's the great thing about society now. We value smarts above all.
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Took fencing for two years when I went to study in France. Rarely had so much fun.
So sad classes in here are too expensive and lack quality.
Great website by the way, thanks for sharing.
Fencing is a great denominator. I can bet that as a fellow fencer you get what I am saying. People think it is just two people with weapons. Its more like two chess opponents with weapons.
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Fencing is a great denominator. I can bet that as a fellow fencer you get what I am saying. People think it is just two people with weapons. Its more like two chess opponents with weapons.
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Absolutely, it's more of an elegance dare than simple combat.
There's a philosophical beauty to the rules of weapons. The lightness of the weapon makes it that you have to seduce the opponent into losing.
Never felt so alive.
My favourite weapon was the foil.

EDIT: I understand what you mean by your analogy to chess. Chess is all about making the opponent lowering his guards and so is seduction. Losing to deception can be exquisite when both parties indulge this goal.
 

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Meh, I like to close up and have nothing but my grip, my head, my elbow, my knees, and my teeth to maw my way to victory! Nah I don't fight fair either :p
Never have, never will, never lost, still alive, still out of jail :p

I was an animal on the streets, now tamed - "*****whipped" some call me. But meh, I hold my own, and do what I have to do.

Honor is a nice fantasy, but it has never existed.
 

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Meh, I like to close up and have nothing but my grip, my head, my elbow, my knees, and my teeth to maw my way to victory! Nah I don't fight fair either :p
Never have, never will, never lost, still alive, still out of jail :p

I was an animal on the streets, now tamed - "*****whipped" some call me. But meh, I hold my own, and do what I have to do.

Honor is a nice fantasy, but it has never existed.
Speak for yourself.
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Oh come now, don't judge :p
I just came from a different world :rofl:

( I'm kidding - mostly hehehe - and in a good mood, please don't be offended :p )
 

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Absolutely, it's more of an elegance dare than simple combat.
There's a philosophical beauty to the rules of weapons. The lightness of the weapon makes it that you have to seduce the opponent into losing.
Never felt so alive.
My favourite weapon was the foil.

EDIT: I understand what you mean by your analogy to chess. Chess is all about making the opponent lowering his guards and so is seduction. Losing to deception can be exquisite when both parties indulge this goal.
In fencing as with chess however, the opponent has no idea you are being deceptive if you are good at it. Nobody loses to deception as they never even saw it comming. They lose to their own ego. Biggest downfall. I like what you said about seducing someone to lose. So true. Mostly it is ego but a challenge to it nets a win usually.

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In fencing as with chess however, the opponent has no idea you are being deceptive if you are good at it. Nobody loses to deception as they never even saw it comming. They lose to their own ego. Biggest downfall. I like what you said about seducing someone to lose. So true. Mostly it is ego but a challenge to it nets a win usually.

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True! The more you give in to your ego, the more you'll be blind to expect your opponent's future movements.
 

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Chicks dig dudes who don't follow the "standard" ...
Different times and somebody who kicks it old school like intelligence, chivalry and not defining alpha as being who has the biggest muscles instead of the biggest brain will rule.
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Not standard and sexy? Hell yes ...

Stella Angelova Super slow motion - YouTube


Not standard and chick magnets? I think not ...

Lightning Bolt! - YouTube

Not that's there's anything wrong with LARP'ing.

Both of your boys sound like they will be fine men. I'm thinking men are more lucky you bore no daughters ;)
 

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That first vid lacked concentration and the knowledge of where the blade was, not good to strike with the blunt edge of a sword, so not much better than baton twirling, where's the retake?
 

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That first vid lacked concentration and the knowledge of where the blade was, not good to strike with the blunt edge of a sword, so not much better than baton twirling, where's the retake?
I'm sorry ... I was distracted by the abs.

Yes, she does indeed over-reach and strike with the non-lethal side.

Found more information, and action reels ... and it's official, I have a crush.


On the Mansome side ...

I very much enjoyed the martini episode. Real martini's are made with gin ... not vodka, and yes, you can taste the difference between shaken and stirred.
 

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My almost 20 year old son knows how to fence. Sabre. We both took classes when he was 14 for fun. I continued as a hobby but broke my ankle doing so last year. He however has continued competitive wise. Tell a woman you know how to fence and not mean stolen goods or putting up chain link? Never seen a kid with more girls on him. Plus he is smart, tall and good looking. Chicks dig dudes who don't follow the "standard". The captain of the football team might have been cool back when being a pompous football player was cool but not anymore. Everyone of those guys will eventually work for my son.
Different times and somebody who kicks it old school like intelligence, chivalry and not defining alpha as being who has the biggest muscles instead of the biggest brain will rule.
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really every one of those guys will work for your son. talk about pompous. while I agree brains are more important than brawn. being humble and confident is where its at.:rolleyes:


While I agree to some extent your post does come off as might pompous too the same thing you look down upon. I guess they don't have smart "Jocks" where you are from? You know the kids that not only are 34-36 ACT, 1500+ SAT, and 4.0gpa smart, but also are good looking and very athletic?

HOPE your son finds huge happiness and life and fulfills all of his dreams!!
 
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