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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 wondered a bit...

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...

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...