Given I haven't had a chance to get any fencing in since UT closed down after the first week in December, I'm a bit rusty and need to get back in practice for the Rose, which is coming up soon. When will ATAC be practicing, as the only place I can think of around Austin that will have sabre before then?
Some of us never quit. We were even open on Boxing Day!
This week it's Monday, January 2 and Wednesday, January 4, 2006 from 7:00 to 10:00ish P.M. in the second floor gym at Jowers. The Epee is mostly on Mondays and the Sabre is mostly on Wednesday nights, but I'm sure you can get in a few bouts either night.
We had over 40 fencers tonight fencing all three weapons. A very good turnout. UT brought their people. And the Mexican Cadets were here from Jalisco. They'll be here tomorrow so we'll be open and have practice at 7:30 Thursday (8/24).
You guys have that many strips, or do people fence dry also?
By a free country, I mean a country where people are allowed, so long as they do not hurt their neighbours, to do as they like. I do not mean a country where six men may make five men do exactly as they like. ~ Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
Remember when you, Oscar, Salem and I would scrape the state to put together 8 - 10 working strips? A 10 strip tournament was good event. Now ATAC has that many in the club. Mauro, Louise and Andrey have that many and more, and even I have 7 set up permanently. I think in the Gulf Coast Division we could stretch and hold a 40 strip event easily with backups. I have the good boxes, but in the club I have found that bungee systems work better with the number of kids I have. They step on the ends and the Uhlman floor cables don't like it. If you look at my Katy Blades Y12 team tournament I have 13 signed up and I have committments from 7+ more and won't have but a 1/3 of my Youth 12 fencers participating. Times have changed.
Yes, I do remember that, Augie! All too well! All I can say is NEVER, EVER, AGAIN!!![/i]
Those of us who remember those days will insure it will never be that way again! Here's to the better future we adults make to ensure that our fencers do not have to sleep on floors and do not eat PB&J or Ramen and Ketchup our coach had to buy out of his own pocket.
Here's to the good old (bad old) days! May they never return!
Post by katyblades on Aug 24, 2006 22:20:50 GMT -6
We are all working together to make certain that it does not. We need many healthy clubs to have fencing a success. What has happened is that we have branched out and made many good clubs in the state.
May the coaches never have to eat PB or ketchup packets again also.
See you Saturday. I wish I was back to full speed but I tore several things loose at the divisionals in April and the trainer reached over and said meniscus (sp?) or scar tissue. I said after the two surgeries I have had that if it was scar tissue then I will just cause more scar tissue by having another surgery. That is why I did not fence at Nationals. I am probably 75 - 80%.
If you've found this site then you know that we've changed the URL of ATAC Fencing. Unfortunately we allowed the Domain Name to expire and it was bought up by entrepeneurs who specialize in selling the name back to the original owners. "NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!"
ATAC Fencing Club Members Open Fencing Ages 13 & up Everyone is welcome
Junior Competitive Ages 8 to 20 (includes group lessons and conditioning activities) Attendance at all practices is not required, but available. For those fencers with prior fencing experience/ must provide own equipment. Permission of instructor required.
Individual lessons may be arranged with instructor for an extra fee
Whether you are new to fencing or an old hand at it, you are welcome to join us at the All Texas Athletic Center Fencing Club in San Marco, Texas. Our fencers range from beginners to Olympians, and every level in between. Our ages are just as diverse - from youth to veterans. Come join us in fencing.
When We Fence
Spring 2013 ATAC offers fencing Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Jr. Fencing is from 7-8:30 PM and Open Fencing is Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-9:45 PM.
Where We Fence A.T.A.C. meets in the fencing hall on the second floor of Jowers Center (map) on the Texas State University campus. There is no available parking for visitors. Across the railroad tracks near the softball and baseball stadiums limited parking is sometimes available. Club members may obtain a TSU commuter parking sticker for a fee.
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