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What I Wish I’d Known on My First Day of Fencing

What I wish I’d known on my first day of Fencing2It’s truly amazing how this journey into fencing rolls us forward and takes us to new places, on new journeys and into things that we’d never thought of. Getting going in this sport means reaching out and learning, as well as the incredible accomplishment that pushes us forward onto the life beyond the strip.

There are some things that I wish that I could go back and tell myself from those first days holding a fencing sword.       

Fencing’s Positive Impact on Girls’ Self Esteem

Fencing’s Positive Impact on Girls' Self EsteemHow do you raise a girl who has high self esteem?
Empowering girls is important work for parents, not only because it helps them to feel good about themselves but also because positive self esteem leads girls to better decision making and success in life.

Fencing’s Positive Impact

Girls who are empowered feel secure in who they are. They learn how to take action in life, how to make positive choices, and how to do positive things for others. They practice critical thinking. They are able to express the feelings that they are experiencing and also to understand the feelings and thoughts of others, then respond in caring and supportive ways.

They also have times of self doubt and insecurity, but because they have learned how to handle problems that come along, these feelings aren’t overwhelming.

Here are some ways that fencing helps girls to learn to be powerful and self confident.

7 Reasons to Start Fencing in your 30’s, 40’s and Beyond

Adult Fencing Think that fencing is something that you have to start when you’re a kid? You don’t! Fencing is something that you can start at any age. In fact one of the best times to start fencing is as an adult.

There’s a great saying that goes like this:

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.

The second best time is now.

Here are seven great reasons to get started in fencing when you’re an adult.

5 Reasons to Start Fencing this Fall

Try Fencing this Fall Fall is upon us and the world is winding down. That means that summer sports are also starting to wind down, as the rain starts and the temperature dips a bit. Kids who have been active all summer have started to dig into their schoolwork and to think about putting away those cleats, storing the footballs and the baseball bats and the soccer balls in the garage until the spring. Winter can be a time of less physical activity, even in a place that’s got great weather all year round. Days are getting shorter and there’s just less time spent actively engaging those bodies. However for kids, their bodies don’t necessarily know the difference – they’ve still got that high level of energy and that need to get it out. Of course staying active is important for people of all ages as well. How can you get your child active for these winter months? Fencing is a great option! Here are five reasons to get your child started in fencing this fall.

Not Just for Boys – Why Fencing is Great for Girls

Fencing is great for girlsPart of AFM’s ongoing series “Misconceptions About Fencing”

We think of fighting as a boy kind of thing. Boys fight, girls talk, right? It’s a misconception that seems to just hang on no matter how times change. But fencing isn’t just for boys! Girls get all of the same benefit from fencing that boys get, and in fact they get some extra benefits as well like feeling empowered and doing something that marks them apart from the rest of their class.

Fencing isn’t just a guy thing!

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