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Want to Be a Better Fencer? Sleep More

14/06/2019By 0 Comments

Sleep. We know that isn’t the answer you were expecting, but it’s honestly one of the most important yet incredibly overlooked aspects of athletic success. Practice, training, and nutrition usually top the list. But sleep? Sleep tends to end up on the backburner. Why We Aren’t Sleeping Most fencers...

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Is Fencing a Dangerous Sport?

04/06/2019By 0 Comments

One of the questions we are frequently asked, especially by new fencers and parents, is whether or not fencing is a dangerous sport. Considering the involvement of weapons, this is a completely legitimate question. We want to address and reassure those with concerns. The Dangers Associated with Fencing As...

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Preparing for Your First Fencing Competition: What to Expect

14/05/2019By 0 Comments

You’ve spent months preparing and the big day is coming soon — your first fencing competition. While your thoughts are likely on your technique, and maybe your nerves, it’s important to make sure you know what to expect when you walk through the doors for the first time. Making...

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6 Reasons We All Need to Lose from Time to Time

01/05/2019By 0 Comments

Winning is definitely an incredible feeling, and it’s great reward for hard work and effort. Losing, on the other hand, doesn’t usually feel quite as good. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing, though. As a matter of fact, losing is incredibly important to the growth of any athlete....

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The Future is Here: Lightsaber Fencing

14/04/2019By 0 Comments

Love Star Wars? Spend hours imagining yourself in the midst of a heart-pounding lightsaber battle? Fencers in France will soon be able to turn their dreams into reality, as the French Fencing Federation has officially accepted the registration of lightsaber dueling. That’s right, folks. It’s officially a sport. Combatting...

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What You Need to Know About That Referee

02/04/2019By 0 Comments

You love them. You hate them. They’re the referees at your child’s fencing tournament – or baseball, basketball, soccer or other sporting event. They’re everywhere, and they have a tough job to do. Sometimes they make great calls and other times they mess up, but they are always –...

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How to Keep Your Cool Before a Tournament

14/03/2019By 0 Comments

It doesn’t matter what sport you’re participating in, fencing or otherwise. Nerves are a normal part of life, especially before any sort of competitive event. Letting your feelings of anxiety get the best of you can hinder your performance, though. So what can you do to stay calm before...

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Unwillingness to Fight in Fencing

05/03/2019By 0 Comments

As you may have heard by now, the International Fencing Federation (FIE) has instituted a new rule governing what will happen if two fencers are unwilling to fight in competition. The FIE is considered the governing body, recognized globally and by the International Olympic Committee, for the fencing world....

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Storing and Caring for Fencing Equipment at Home

14/02/2019By 0 Comments

  Fencing equipment isn’t quite like others sports equipment. Your gear and weapons can be fragile and need to be carried, cleaned, and stored away carefully between use. Taking care of your gear will ensure it’s always in great shape, capable of protecting you the way it should. Here...