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Walter Green

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Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Walter Green is a Maitre d'Armes (Fencing Master) certified by the Academic d'Armes Internationale and holds Doctorates in Organization and Managment and Budo Education. He started fencing at Duke University in 1965, competed as an amateur fencer at the state and national level through the 1970s, and served as a national ranked referee and a regional Vice President of the Amateur Fencers League of America. He is a lead examiner for the certification of fencing masters, and has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the United States Fencing Coaches Association.

His first martial arts course was a karate course in 1965. Since then he has studied a variety of martial arts weapons including the cane, Sports Chanbara (an international soft sword sport), Shim Soo Gum Do (a Korean sword form), and the Chinese straight sword and big knife sabre. He is the founder of cane (Tuse Kakuto), bayonet (American Jukenjutsu), and Chinese straight sword (Diagram Jian) systems.

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The speed of fencing bouts has increased over the years, and at the same time the amount of time allowed for the bout has decreased. Today the standard for pool bouts is 3 minutes of fencing time,

Recreation & Sports> Fencing l 3 years ago

Today it is widely accepted that fencing without electrical scoring equipment, and especially holding tournaments without electrical scoring, is a waste of time. Such dry fencing (also called

Recreation & Sports> Fencing l 3 years ago

Countertime actions are what their name implies - actions against time actions employed by your opponent on the fencing strip. Traditional views of countertime often define these actions in terms of

Recreation & Sports> Fencing l 3 years ago

Second Intention actions in fencing are intended to create the impression that they are first intention, and then to hit on second intention. So what is first and what is second intention? First

Recreation & Sports> Fencing l 3 years ago

Conventional wisdom among fencers and fencing coaches often holds that the way to win fencing tournaments is to win more bouts and that the way to win more bouts is to score more touches. On the face

Recreation & Sports> Fencing l 3 years ago

Many fencers step up on the strip with only a rudimentary idea of how they intend to beat their opponent. As a result, the fencer is constantly trying to find a way to hit, shifting from technique to

Recreation & Sports> Fencing l 4 years ago

In the first article in this series I introduced the process of teaching the tactical plan for a fencing bout by stressing the importance of teaching the fencer how to gather information through

Recreation & Sports> Fencing l 4 years ago

Three classes of fencing actions are commonly termed preparations of the attack: (1) footwork preparations, (2) attacks on the blade, and (3) takings of the blade. The objective in each case is to

Recreation & Sports> Fencing l 4 years ago

If we accept that strategy in fencing is the selection of objectives, the determination of priorities, and the allocation of resources to achieve overall goals for fencing activity beyond the bout it

Recreation & Sports> Fencing l 4 years ago

Mental training is an integral part of the preparation of athletes for competition in virtually every sport. Because fencing makes significant demands both on the ability of fencers to analyze and

Recreation & Sports> Fencing l 4 years ago

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