13 Things Only Fencers With a Long Commute to Their Club Will Understand

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No one who doesn't spend countless hours in transit just for the love of fencing can understand these struggles. 1. Getting home too late to watch the daily show. Sorry, Trevor Noah. 2. Thinking the whole ride home about that beautiful wrist flick you almost hit.   http://gfycat.com/IncompleteSpiffyCooter   Yeah,

How to Learn Fencing — Four Ways

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How do you learn fencing? Every coach has a different opinion on how to improve, but there are four main ways how to learn fencing: lessons, classes, bouting and tournaments. LESSONS Private lessons with a coach develop your tactical and technical abilities in an intense, focused way. A coach can shape every

Fencing Footwork Basics

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When people think of fencing, they think of the weapons thrusting, cutting and parrying. But the foundation of the game really comes from fencing footwork basics. Here's a quick overview of each move: En Garde En garde is the basic starting position in fencing, and the most important position in

Fencing Camps Are Awesome — 5 Reasons

Categories: Youth Fencing|

Fencing camps are awesome for a lot of reasons. Here are just a few. 1. Immersion Learning Taking a fencing class once or twice a week is great, but going to a camp for five or more hours a day several days in a row creates a learning environment that class

What is a Fencing Strip?

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When baseball players compete, they head to the field. Fencers compete on a strip. What is a fencing strip? Here's a breakdown. Length and width Fencing strips vary significantly in width. Officially, strips should be 1.5 - 2 meters wide (about 5 feet to 6.5 feet). However, this measurement typically only

Fencing Swords: Saber, Epee + Foil Are Different

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The sport of fencing has three different weapons: saber, epee, and foil. People unfamiliar with the sport might call them fencing swords, but fencers call them weapons — or by their individual name. Each weapon works like its own mini-sport. Each has it's own definition of target area, attack style, and

How To Find A Fencing Club Near You

Categories: Fencing Basics, Parent's Corner|

Once upon a time, finding a place to fence could be tricky. USA Fencing has long since made the process of how to find a fencing club near you much easier. Here's a very quick walkthrough of how it works in the modern age. 1. Go to usafencing.com This is

Two Surprising Stats: Why More High Schools Should Start Fencing Teams

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More high schools should start fencing teams. That opinion shouldn't surprise you on this website, but the stats that we're using to back up that opinion might. ScholarshipStats.com published a survey showing the percentage of athletes on high school teams who continue their sport in college. Guess what? Fencers from

Dartfish for Fencing: Tell Us What You Want!

Categories: Analysis of Top Fencers, Video|

Back when I was training for the Olympics, I saw other sports use a technology called Dartfish to quantify the performance of top athletes and identify how other athletes could improve their game. But nobody used Dartfish for fencing. We want to change that. Fencing University is now working with Scott Weiss,

How to Read a Pool Sheet

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Most fencing tournaments start with a round of pools, which uses a special score sheet. It can be tricky to learn how to read a pool sheet, but we'll help you understand it. Let's start with a look at the basic USA Fencing pool sheet. We'll tackle each of these

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