How much should the coach talk?

In a previous post, I castigated myself for speaking too much at the wrong moment. A week ago, I spoke quite a bit more, and the results – in apparent student understanding – were quite positive. I spoke quite a bit yesterday, also with good results. I...

A static target is an easy target

At the start of the latest training session, the first match was two quite unevenly matched fencers. As is my usual habit, I spent most of the coaching effort on the less proficient fencer. The reason for that is that I want the comparatively less proficient fencers...