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

Is Fencing a Dangerous Sport?

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 you progress, you’re going to find […]

June 4, 2019 Blog, News

Preparing for Your First Fencing Competition: What to Expect

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 Sure You Are Prepared You need […]

May 14, 2019 News

6 Reasons We All Need to Lose from Time to Time

Why Fencers Need to Experience Loss

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. Why Fencers Need to Experience Loss […]

May 1, 2019 News

The Future is Here: Lightsaber Fencing

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 the ‘Dark Side’ According to the […]

April 14, 2019 News

What You Need to Know About That Referee

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 – for the most part – as […]

April 2, 2019 News

How to Keep Your Cool Before a Tournament

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 your event starts? Stay Focused On […]

March 14, 2019 News

Unwillingness to Fight in Fencing

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. The organization oversees creation and implementation […]

March 5, 2019 News
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