State Veterans Squad - Melbourne Fencing Centre


Training Time: Thursday Nights 6:30-8:30

Any athlete wishing to participate, please contact  chris@swordfightersaustralia.com 

Chris Jones 0409 013 171

 

 

 

 

Session 29th January, come along and join the squad:        Skill:  Distance Fencing x2 points, 1point blade contact.

Next Session:   February 5th. 

Fencing Victoria has the Calendar online for local competitions this year 

@  6:30  Level 1, 204-206 Arden St North Melbourne.     

Public transport:* by train (closest station is North Melbourne -10 minute walk down Laurens Street)*

by Tram Closest stop is No 15 on Abbotsford Street on route 57 -8 minute walk down Arden Street.


Proudly supporting VicVets…

 

If you’d like any weapons fixed; David Hubbard is in the business of repair : email David 

 

Vic Vets



Australian National Champions 2014 - The Sword Fighter Dozen


Following the tradition of the National Open Champion questionnaire, the 6 2014 Open Champions kindly contributed some answers following their Championship win.

Australian 2014 National Champion: Donghwan Kim – Mens Sabre Champion.

1: How long have you been Fencing? What made you start? How long did it take for you to feel competitive?

A:   I started fencing when I was 13. My parents are both Olympic fencers and coaches, and my father suggested I start. 

2: How long have you been Competing at National / International level?

A:  I started competing at open national level in Korea when I was 15. I also competed at the 2007 Cadet World Championships.

3: What made you choose your weapon? Have you fenced the other 2?

A:   When I began fencing, sabre in Korea was very weak so I wanted to help make it stronger. I learned a little foil from my father when I first started.

4: Where is your favourite place to fence or to train?

A:  I loved training at Yang-Woon middle school where I first learned to fence, but now Sydney Sabre feels like my home.

5: Who if anyone have you modeled your fencing on? Or do you have a favourite fencer internationally?

A:   I used to train with Gu Bongil, under the same coach in Busan, and I really admire his fencing. He is very smart. I would love to be able to lunge like Gu, but I’m too inflexible!

6: What are your ambitions for 2015 and beyond? Travel / competition?

A: I want to go on the FIE circuit as soon as I can. I also want to go to some competitions in Asia to get some more experience.

7: Do you have a favourite location to fence (National/Internationally)?

A:  I like to travel, but I haven’t been able to go to many overseas comps yet. So far the best one I’ve been to was Singapore. I like the food there and the refereeing was very good.

8: What if any other cross training activities do you play/train?

A: I run for cross-training, and I play baseball (outfield).

9: What if anything has changed for you as a fencer in 2014?

A: 2014 is the first time I have competed since I left the Korean circuit in 2011 to join the army. It feels really good to be back into fencing.

10: What is your weekly training routine/partners etc?

A:  I do some footwork and bouting. I also coach for around 30 hours a week. I also watch a lot of international matches to study the fencers.

11: What advice would you give Australian fencers?

A:   If you want to win, you need to keep practicing the basics. Keep working, even when it is boring. When you are fighting, don’t rush and always think about winning.

12: What is the best / worst thing about Fencing in Australia?

A:  The best thing is my club. Sydney Sabre has given me a lot of support, and I’m really happy here.

 

Thanks very much Donghwan !



CDL 2015


Coeur De Lion  - Monthly Competitions @ State Fencing Centre in 2015.

Roll call from 1 with a 1:30 start. $5 entry.

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Congratulations to the 2015 winners

Gold : Alan Lun

Silver : Louis Slamowicz

Bronze : Genevieve Carrasco 

We will be commencing competitions again in February 2016, keep an eye on the FV Calendar and S.F.A for updates

updated 8/11/15



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Australian Veteran Champions 2014 Questionnaire


Following the tradition of the National Open Champion questionnaire,

the 6 2014 Veteran Champions kindly contributed some answers following their Championship win. 

Australian 2014 National Veteran Champion: 

Iain Davidson – Mens Epee.

1: How long have you been Fencing? 

A. 40 years on and off, 

What made you start? 

A. Started because my brother was fencing

How long did it take for you to feel competitive? 

A. Took 2 years be competitive

2: How long have you been Competing at National / International level? 

A.  Since 1978

3: What made you choose your weapon? 

A. Chose epee because the hits aren’t up to someone’s interpretation. Have fenced foil and sabre as well

Have you fenced the other 2?

A.  Have fenced foil and sabre as well 

4: Where is your favourite place to fence or to train?

A:  Adelaide Swords Club 

5: How important is competition in Australia for you?

A:   I like to see competitive fencing so more international comps in Aust would be good

6: What are your ambitions for 2015 and beyond? Travel / competition?

A: Depends on my body 

7: Do you have a favourite location to fence (National/Internationally)?

A:  Canberra AIS   

8: What if any other cross training activities do you play/train?

A:  Regular gym attendance - RPM, cardio, weights, twice a week footwork/fencing training

10: What if anything has changed for you as a veteran fencer in 2014?

A:  I won! first time competing at national level since 2009

11: What advice would you give veteran Australians?

A:  Look after your body and keep developing

12: What is the best / worst thing about Veteran Fencing in Australia?

A:  The best thing is the history of the competitors and the worst thing is we only fence for 10 hits

 

Thanks very much Iain !

 


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