thinking and leadership development through the sport of fencing.
to Coach Tauber by Martin
class of 1963
was wonderful to hear that you will be honored, and a scholarship established
in your name, at the YU Fencing Reunion. The recognition for all the
years you toiled molding a bookish bunch of height challenged (we always
had a full sabre team though) premeds (mostly) into a cohesive fencing
team is well deserved. I am only sorry that I won’t be able to
attend this festive occasion (new granddaughter in OR). I did notice
in reviewing the ’63 yearbook that as a team we did rather well
with an 11-0 season and we went on to compete at the NY Athletic Club
(probably the first time any Jews with yarmulkes set foot in those hallowed
halls). My memories of the time spent in the basement gym under your
guidance are very positive and I thank you for the life lessons learned
in my introduction to competitive sports.
Rosman, MD sabre ‘63
leaning towards his opponent without having actually established
"right-of-way", which would have required that he
have extended his weapon arm fully and threatening a valid target
on his opponent, seems to be initiating a fleshe attack. It
seems, however, that the initiator on the left is binding his
opponent's weapon, which would control the situation by not
allowing the otherwise potential threat to remain a non-threat
to him while he prepares to release while making the needed
extension towards a valid target, which would then require the
other fencer to somehow avoid the attack before he could launch
one of his own; circa 1968, Yeshiva College Old Gym in the basement
of the Main Building. Note please the Fencing Team Banner declaring
"Tauber Power". We understand the banner was made
by Coach Tauber's daughter Valerie.
anyone is able to identify the fencers in the above photograph,
please contact us.