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Travel Considerations for Competitive Fencers

14/12/2018

There is nothing easy about competition season. Training takes a ton of hard work and dedication and then, just to add to the stress, there is often a lot of travel involved. These tips will help you to plan for a healthy and less stressful tournament season. Plan Around...

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4 Cool Holiday Gift Ideas for Fencers

01/12/2018

The holiday season is here. Whether you have a new or seasoned fencer in your life, you are probably wondering exactly what type of gift would really appeal to their tastes. We have some easy but cool ideas to get you started. Private Lessons We get it — we...

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Fencing and Social Media: A Guide for Parents

14/11/2018

Your child has really grown during their fencing lessons. You love watching their training sessions and competitions are exciting and fun for you as a parent, too. You’ve tried to document every aspect of his training with photos of new uniforms and gear and looks of sheer determination. But...

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5 Tips for New Fencing Students

14/10/2018

As a new fencing student, it’s important you develop strong practice habits from the very beginning. It doesn’t matter if you’re training casually or gearing up for your first tournament. Developing strong technique early on will make it easier for you to transition into a heavier practice schedule or...

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How to Stay Energized and Focused on Long Fencing Days

14/09/2018

Whether you’re at a long training clinic or away at a tournament, there are some days in your fencing career that are going to be just plain long. True fatigue can have a huge impact not only on your physical abilities, but your mental strength as well. The activity,...

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Fencing During the School Year: Finding Balance

30/08/2018

While some kids naturally do well in both sports and school at all times, others need a bit of guidance when it comes to juggling life obligations. We’re always happy when a child discovers his love of fencing and wants to spend more and more time training, but we...

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Nutrition Tips for Serious Fencers

18/07/2018

You’ve been training hard. You’re focused and determined. You practice with your coaches and team and you keep up with your personal training program as well. Are you ready to take your fencing career to the next level? It may be time to tighten up your nutrition plan. Drink...

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Learning to Control Your Emotions When Fencing

14/06/2018

Stress happens in all aspects of our lives, and that includes while we’re learning to fence and first competing. Even some seasoned fencers will admit to feeling as though their emotions are getting the best of them in training or during a match. While it’s important to acknowledge and...

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3 Books Every Fencer Should Have in His Library

31/05/2018

As you embark on your fencing journey, you may find yourself enamored by the history and the techniques you’re learning. While it’s not uncommon for new participants to run out in search of videos and books on the subject, some people go a bit overboard, overwhelm and confuse themselves,...

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Fencing and Your College Application: What You Need to Know

14/05/2018

Most people aren’t thinking of their child’s college prospects when they first sign them up for fencing classes. As they get a little older, though, the thought of what will look good on a college application becomes a very real consideration. It not only looks great in terms of...