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One critical second in the fencing phrase

In my opinion, the optimal fencing phrase consists of three parts: Preparation Set-up Scoring Why is this the best type of fencing phrase? It is so because it, well executed, achieves several objectives: It scores a single light It does not put the fencer executing it...

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...