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Fencing Talk
By admin / June 10, 2020

An Unexpected New Goal

In previous tournaments I have participated, it was often difficult to hear the referee over the buzz of the crowds in the venue. The hand signals were there, but to me it just looked like they were trying to land an airplane on the strip. So, when this seminar came along, it seemed like a great opportunity (plus Coach Lefty told me to go, and we should always do what Coach Lefty says!).

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Fencing Talk
By admin / June 10, 2020

Time Management of a High School Fencer

Managing time all comes down to motivation to get work done. Procrastination or becoming sidetracked occurs when the person has no motivation to do the work that is meant to be done. Having something to drive you to do your work will assist in becoming more efficient with both time and work. My motivation was fencing.

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Fencing Talk
By admin / May 9, 2020

First Strikes

To truly fence is to fence free of all hindrances; to fence your absolute best, regardless of your opponent.

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Fencing Talk
By admin / May 5, 2020

More On Keeping It Together

And my new fun activity is “ask the coach”. Because I usually attend the Cutting-Edge Fencing online footwork class a couple of times a week, I have stumbled across some things that I did not get. Not being a Cutting-Edge student, I do not have the two-way interaction. But I still have my Forte coach, and I find that the occasional well-formed question will get answered.

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Fencing Talk
By admin / May 5, 2020

La Maupin

Due to some illegal dueling, Paris became too hot for these two and they fled. They earned their keep by performing fencing exhibitions and singing in taverns. Around this time, she began to dress in men’s clothing. It was reported that she was so good a fencer, the audiences frequently could not believe she was a woman!

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Fencing Talk
By admin / May 5, 2020

Self Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies

I would like to arrange for this guy to meet up with Coach Lisa or Coach Karen in some back alley.

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Fencing Talk
By admin / April 20, 2020

Being Introduced to Fencing

By the first week, I was already hooked on the crazy amount of fun I was having. Just doing drills really excited me because it was something completely new that I had never done before nor seen on TV.

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Fencing Talk
By admin / April 9, 2020

The Wii Motion Plus Swordfight Showdown and Fencing

So, what is the “so what” here? So, it isn’t just about getting better at WII (although I am taking on all challengers after this is over). In life we have a habit of either being reactive or charging ahead with a strategy and never veering the course.

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Fencing Talk
By admin / March 23, 2020

Keeping it Together

I am determined to not lose the gains that I have acquired in fencing over the past one year. While I cannot meet with my fencing friends for some friendly bouting, I do what I can. I keep active in a couple of ways.

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Fencing Talk
By admin / March 23, 2020

Why I Fence

Fencing is a community – Not only is it a community, but it is a community of ladies and gentlemen! Who wouldn’t want to be part of a community like that?

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