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Our motto: Honor -- Chivalry -- Respect
noun; a keen sense of ethical conduct.
noun; a : the qualities of honor, generosity, and courtesy b : gracious courtesy and high-minded consideration.
respect: ri-'spekt, noun; a proper regard for oneself and others as human beings.
- Respect the weapons. When carrying your weapon, be aware of the point of your weapon so that you do not cause injury to another person.
- Respect the instructor or fencing master.
- Remember that fencing is a sport with traditions that should be honored and respected.
- Always be courteous, polite, and well mannered at the salle.
- Welcome all newcomers warmly. They are the future lifeblood of the studio.
- Wear non-marring shoes, which are free of mud and dirt, to fence in to protect the floor.
- Always salute your opponent/partner, before putting on your mask, before beginning to spar or bout.
- Always salute and shake ungloved hands with your opponent/partner at the conclusion of your sparring session or bout.
- If, during a bout or sparring session, you disarm your opponent/partner, you must immediately and courteously retrieve his weapon.
- Recreational fencing is a co-ed sport. Sexual harassment is not part of either sportsmanship or courtesy. Sexual harassment is grounds for disciplinary action by the salle and should be reported immediately.
- The complete fencing outfit (mask, jacket, and glove) must be worn while fencing or taking lessons. Legs must be covered to below the knee (at least) by knickers, sweat-pants, or tights (covered calves are preferred). Under no circumstances will shorts be tolerated. Female fencers must wear breast protection (either cups or a chest plate).
- The fencing outfit should be kept clean and in proper order.
- The hygiene policies of the salle shall be followed by all fencers.
- Do not take any of the club's equipment from the club without the consent of the instructor.
- Do not borrow others’ equipment without the owner's consent.
- Any equipment of the club’s that is damaged by a member will be replaced or repaired at that same member’s expense.
- Respect and take care of the club's property and facilities.
- Do not take yourself too seriously. Fencing is a sport, after all.
- No one should be ignorant of the rules of the salle.
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thereby promoting community and both physical and mental fitness
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