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Shadow Fencing – A Great Way for Fencers to Hone Their Skill

Shadow fencing - A great way to hone fencing skillsGreat fencers spend the most time practicing in smartest ways. Smart practice starts with finding the best practice methods, then honing your skills using those methods.

Shadow fencing is a practice technique that allows fencers to step up to their fencing no matter where they are.  You can even practice if you don’t have a weapon! You might be shadow fencing already and don’t even realize it. The question is whether you’re doing it as smartly as you could be, and whether you’re getting the most out of your shadow fencing sessions.

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Wonder Woman and the Power of the Sword

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days, you’ know that superheros aren’t just guys anymore. Wonder Woman has taken the world by storm, and with good reason.  It’s one of those rare movies that offers everything – a compelling story, incredible action, and a hero that we can all cheer for. Oh, and it’s the first comic book film to star AND be directed by a woman.

If you’ve been lucky enough to see the film already, then you no doubt know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet, then grab some popcorn and a ticket! But don’t worry, you can read this article first. We promise – no spoilers.

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9 Tips on How to Fence a Taller Fencer

9 Tips on How to Fence a Taller Fencer

The age categories in fencing generally mean that you’ll be fencing someone who is about the same height as you are – generally speaking. However it’s not uncommon to come across a fencer who is much taller than you are, and that can pose its own unique set of challenges. To take on a fencer who towers over you, you need to rethink your strategies.

Kids especially can benefit from learning how to fence against opponents who are much taller than they are, as growth spurts can mean that there’s a foot difference in two fencers who are within just a year or two in age, and even for between the kids of the same age. Also, young fencers can be easily intimidated by the prospect of fencing against much taller opponent, and unclear what they should do in this case.

Here are nine tips for how to fence a taller fencer.

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Self-regulation: A Core Lesson that Young Fencers Learn

Self-regulation: A Core Lesson that Young Fencers Learn

What is it that gives fencers such an amazing edge? What’s the special thing that creates that transformation in the attitudes and ability to succeed, not only on the strip but outside in life?

The answer is self-regulation.

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15 Common Misconceptions About Fencing

15 Common Misconceptions About Fencing

Fencing is most definitely a niche sport, but at the same time it’s a famous one. Everyone thinks they know a lot about fencing, even people who’ve never picked up a sword or stepped foot into a fencing club. It’s a pretty interesting phenomenon, and the whole thing leads to a great many misconceptions about fencing, our beloved sport.

Let’s highlight some of the most common misconceptions about fencing. Some of these are funny, some are a little weird, and some might surprise you. Either way, if you’re in fencing you’ve probably heard at least a few!

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