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Fencing During Cold & Flu Season

30/11/2019By 0 Comments

Cold and flu season is upon us. There is a common misconception that athletes are generally healthier than those who do not exercise. While this is generally true, you may be as surprised as we were to find that there is a period of time, after intense exercise, wherein...

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The 7 Most Important Safety Rules in Fencing

14/11/2019By 0 Comments

Fencing is an incredibly fun sport but, like others, it comes with its own set of risks. Football players wear pads, soccer players wear shin guards, and fencers wear full protective gear. While the right equipment is important, there’s far more to overall safety in fencing. Basic Safety Rules...

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Wheelchair Fencing Makes a Debut at OU

31/10/2019By 0 Comments

While at first glance it may seem like fencing is a sport limited to able-bodied athletes, parafencing, or wheelchair fencing, was introduced to the world at the International Stoke Mandeville Games (ISMG) back in 1954.  At the time, a demonstration was given by a paraplegic patient and his instructor,...

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Parenting a Fencer: How to Support Yourself

14/10/2019By 0 Comments

You thought this was going to be another post on how to make sure you are supporting your kids through their fencing career, right? Well, guess what. You’re important, too — and we know how dedicated parents (and spouses and other loved ones) have to be to deal with...

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Feeling Bored? Breathe Some Life Back into Your Fencing Practice

30/09/2019By 0 Comments

It happens to the best of us. We work hard, we train, we have our ups and downs, and then one day we wake up and just sort of feel burnt out. All of the sudden, just the thought of getting in the car to go to fencing practice...

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3 Habits That Will Make You a Great Fencer

14/09/2019By 0 Comments

For some, fencing is merely a hobby — and that’s totally okay with us. Others view fencing differently, especially when it comes to the sport’s more competitive aspects. If you belong to the latter group, you may find yourself constantly looking for ways to improve. The reality is that...

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New to Fencing? How to Watch a Bout

14/08/2019By 0 Comments

Wait. What? There are instructions for how to watch fencing bouts? Not exactly, but there are definitely some things you can do — as a parent, friend, or even new fencer — to make the most out of your time watching others compete. Fencing isn’t necessarily as popular as...

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6 Reasons Your Child Should Be in a Sport

06/08/2019By 0 Comments

Let’s face it. Not every child is going to end up with a list of beloved sports, simply shifting focus from season to season. Even still, sports activities help to develop social skills, promote teamwork, and practice healthy lifestyle habits. While not every child will end up playing an...

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Tournament 101: The Athlete/Coach Relationship

14/07/2019By 0 Comments

Take a close look at just about any sporting event and you’ll notice one thing — whether it’s a team sport or an individual competition, every group or athlete has a coach on the sideline. Your relationship with your coach extends far beyond practice. They’re there to help you...