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The 7 Most Important Safety Rules in Fencing

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 You’re not expected to know everything […]

November 14, 2019 News

Wheelchair Fencing Makes a Debut at OU

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, who had been a prominent German […]

October 31, 2019 News

Parenting a Fencer: How to Support Yourself

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 demanding sports schedules. What we really […]

October 14, 2019 News

Feeling Bored? Breathe Some Life Back into Your Fencing Practice

Feeling-Bored-Breathe-Some-Life-Back-into-Your-Fencing-Practice

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 feels like a huge chore, you […]

September 30, 2019 News

3 Habits That Will Make You a Great Fencer

3 Habits That Will Make You a Great Fencer

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 all of the best fencers have […]

September 14, 2019 News

New to Fencing? How to Watch a Bout

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 other sports, so a lot of […]

August 14, 2019 News

6 Reasons Your Child Should Be in a Sport

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 intense contact sport, there’s definitely something […]

August 6, 2019 News

Tournament 101: The Athlete/Coach Relationship

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 though your competitions and tournaments as […]

July 14, 2019 News

What to Expect at Your First Fencing Competition

While training with peers is always fun and exciting, there’s nothing quite as nerve rattling as a fencer’s very first tournament. The experience itself almost always ends up being exhilarating, but the fear of the unknown that first time through the doors can be a little stressful. It definitely doesn’t need to be. Choosing Your […]

July 2, 2019 News

Want to Be a Better Fencer? Sleep More

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 are participating in the sport for […]

June 14, 2019 Blog, News
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