Patience is a virtue

I saw two quite instructive epee matches at the Swedish youth championships this last weekend. Match 1: First DE round, score is 5-12 (or something like that) with less than a minute left until the first period break. Then, the fencer with the big lead starts to do...

Dicta Boelcke applied to fencing – rule #1

In a series of blog posts, I will be going though the 8 rules in the Dicta Boelcke, and outline what can be applied to epee fencing. At first I thought that I should do all of this in one blog post, but on second thought that would be enormously unwieldy. Therefore, I...

Changes of tempo

For some time, I have been posting stuff that is more geared to readers who are coaches, parents, competition organizers, or other adults – and I have consequently been overlooking the needs of the younger readership. This post is an attempt to remedy that. The...