January 23, 2008

Kogler, Aladar Silver_nugget
Fencing

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Aladar is the man. Seriously. Okay, the dude has a Masters' in fencing (I didn't even know those EXISTED before this past term) and a double doctorate in sports psychology and something else...and he's teaching fencing. To a bunch of klutzes like me. At Columbia. Of course he's amazing! Fencing itself is a lot of fun, and he does a really great job of teaching you the (sometimes tedious) basics of footwork and defense while letting you have fun waving around a foil in a highly controlled manner. Really great class, really great teacher...why would you not want to take this?

Workload:

Show up twice a week and fence. It's pass/fail like all the other gym classes, and basically, as long as you don't miss more than six classes, you pass. It's sweet.